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You Ought to Be in Pictures (1940)

Approved | | Animation, Family, Comedy | 18 May 1940 (USA)
Daffy Duck convinces Porky Pig to quit the cartoon biz and try his luck in the features. Porky's adventures begin when he tries to enter the studio.

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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 J. Spurlin

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Sopisit elokuvatähdeksi  »

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Along with producer Leon Schlesinger, other members of the Warner Bros. animation studio played the live-action roles: writer Michael Maltese was the security guard, animator Gerry Chiniquy was the live-action director, and manager Henry Binder was the stagehand who tosses Porky out of the soundstage. With the exception of Schlesinger, all voices were dubbed over by Mel Blanc. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Animator: Lunch!
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Crazy Credits

In the same frame as the opening WB shield, the copyright year (1940) is listed incorrectly as MCMXXXX, not MCMXL. See more »

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Featured in Behind the Tunes: Animal Quackers (2003) See more »

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Aloha Oe
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Written by Queen Liliuokalani
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Porky Gets Punked
30 December 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As all the animators at Warner Brothers run off for lunch, Porky Pig has just been drawn on an artist's pad. He comes to life, only to hear the voice of Daffy Duck, who is in a picture on the wall. Daffy begins to coerce Porky into demanding to be in legitimate pictures. Porky goes to the boss's office and makes demands and ends up quitting. The boss wishes him well and off he goes to a different movie studio. Things don't go so smoothly. First of all, he's supposed to be a leading man, opposite stars like Rita Hayworth. Let's not forget he is a pig with a severe stuttering problem. He has an encounter with a security guard, who chases him across the lot. Anyway, the joining of actual film and animation is pretty interesting. Of course, once Porky is out the door, Daffy is in the boss's office trying to move up in the business. Nicely done little cartoon.


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