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Porky introduces a newsreel of wartime spot gags, including a spoof of the RKO Pictures logo, and caricatures of Jack Benny and Rochester.

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Porky introduces a newsreel of wartime spot gags, including a spoof of the RKO Pictures logo, and caricatures of Jack Benny and Rochester.

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war was coming
4 November 2008 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Bob Clampett's "Meet John Doughboy" came out a few months before the United States entered World War II. I don't know whether or not there was a sense throughout the country that we might soon enter. Whether or not there was such a sense, this cartoon offers some possible insight. Porky Pig hosts a newsreel showing the latest weaponry as a series of gags.

Tex Avery, as Termite Terrace's top director in the late '30s, had frequently used many spot gags in his cartoons (he left in 1941 following a dispute with producer Leon Schlesinger). In some of Clampett's early cartoons that I've seen, it looks as though he tried out these tricks. But clearly his forte laid in contortion and phantasmagoria. Each of the animation directors in Warner Bros. had his own style. It was really over the next few years that Clampett released his masterpieces, but this one is worth seeing.


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