Daffy Duck convinces an unwilling Porky Pig to quit his job with Leon Schlesinger. Why be a cartoon actor, Daffy says, when you can be leading man opposite Bette Davis? Schlesinger lets Porky go, but he is confident Porky will be back. Porky's adventures begin when he tries to get past the guard at the studio gate. He manages it by disguising himself as Oliver Hardy, but he has more trouble ahead. Meanwhile, Daffy tries to convince Schlesinger that he should take over Porky's starring roles. Daffy's scheme backfires when Porky returns to get his old job back. Written by
The title is based on the song "You Ought to Be in Pictures" by Dana Suesse and Edward Heyman. See more »
Shadow of a camera can be seen on wall, while Porky Pig beats up Daffy Duck for revenge, off-screen, just after returning to Warner Brothers' animation studio and asks Leon Schlesinger of his contract. See more »
On the urging of Daffy Duck (who has ulterior motives), Porky Pig decides to quit the business of making animated shorts to pursue live action movie roles in this curiosity of a short from 1940 that blends animation and live action. Only worth seeing for the sheer novelty of the experimental blending, this short isn't that humorous and the acting of the guard in particular is way too over the top. But as it is, t's still better than the awful "Space Jam" that did the same thing, but WAY worse in every way. This animated short can be seen on Disc 4 of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 2 and also features an optional commentary by Jerry Beck.
My Grade: C+
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