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Caveman Porky awakens and plays with his pet Rover, a massive dinosaur. After Rover's playfulness causes a disruption to the prehistoric peace and quiet, Porky's copy of "Expire" magazine ... See full summary »



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Uncredited cast:
Sara Berner ...
Triceratops (voice) (uncredited)
Porky Pig / Prehistoric Black Panther / Rover / Vulture / Tyrannosaurus Rex / Singing Bird (voice) (uncredited)
Thurl Ravenscroft ...
Lizard Singer (voice) (uncredited)
Kent Rogers ...
Ned Sparks Vulture (voice) (uncredited)
The Sportsmen Quartet ...
Vocalists (voice) (uncredited)


Caveman Porky awakens and plays with his pet Rover, a massive dinosaur. After Rover's playfulness causes a disruption to the prehistoric peace and quiet, Porky's copy of "Expire" magazine arrives in the mail, filled with ads for fashionable new bearskins. Porky decides to go out and get himself a new suit, and sets off with his trusty club. Written by Jason A. Cormier

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12 October 1940 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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Those Were Wonderful Days
Music by Murray Mencher
Lyrics by Jack Scholl and Charles Tobias
Sung with substitute lyrics by the bird and the lizards
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You Can''t Miss Mel's Voices
9 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Porky Pig in prehistoric times? Yup. To be exact, it's "One Billion, Trillion B.C." (a long time ago - their corny, not mine).

One thing that is recognizable right from the start: Mel Blanc's voice. We are the dinosaur age and along comes a Tyannosarus Rex growling and screeching - and there is no mistaking that voice! Blanc does everything in here, from Porky to a vulture, to several types of dinosaurs. He a singing prehistoric bird who does some barbershop quartet song with three others! That was a pretty weird sight - and funny!

Porky wears a loincloth, has a welcome mat outside his cave and a pet dinosaur named "Rover." When the dog is happy and wags his tale, the whole shakes because he's really a 10-ton beast. You gotta love it.

As you can tell, there are a lot of really good sight gags in here. What makes this particular animated short a humorous one is the mixture of prehistoric times with modern-day things, such as mailboxes, magazines, wrist watches, etc., all done to provoke a joke - and it works! Sometimes these 1940 Looney Tunes cartoons are too dated but this one will still make you laugh a lot, almost 70 years later. It's part of the new Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Five DVD package.

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