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Porky's Preview (1941)

The audience enters Porky's movie theater, with a collection of quick gags: A firefly acting as usher, a kangaroo taking tickets and putting the stubs in her pouch, a chicken buying child ... See full summary »

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Uncredited cast:
Sara Berner ...
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Porky Pig / Kangaroo / Firefly Usher / Skunk (voice) (uncredited)
Cliff Nazarro ...
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The audience enters Porky's movie theater, with a collection of quick gags: A firefly acting as usher, a kangaroo taking tickets and putting the stubs in her pouch, a chicken buying child tickets for her eggs. A skunk tries to buy a ticket, costing a nickel, but he only has one scent. He looks for a way to sneak in. Meanwhile, Porky introduces the show: a collection of cartoons, drawn as stick figures. At the end, the audience is all gone because the skunk managed to sneak in. Porky's cartoons include: Circus Parade, Choo-Choo Train, Soldiers (Marchin), Horse Race, and Dances (hula, Mexican hat, and ballet). All accompanied by a self-parody musical score. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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19 April 1941 (USA)  »

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Included in Warner Home Video's 2006 2-disc special edition DVD of Sergeant York (1941). See more »

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References The Penguin Parade (1938) See more »

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Music by Charles L. Johnson
Played at the beginning and when the hen buys tickets
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the first picture show
8 August 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Watching "Porky's Preview", I was surprised that it wasn't wackier, given that Tex Avery directed (here he's billed as Fred). But even so, it's still fairly entertaining. The cartoon features Porky Pig showing a group of animals some work that he did as a child. Probably the cleverest gag comes early on: the entry fee is five cents, but the skunk only has one (s)cent.

I get the feeling that this one was sort of a place holder in between the really great cartoons (1941 also saw the release of "Tortoise Beats Hare" and "Wabbit Twouble"). Still, it's always great to see these classic cartoons. Worth seeing. As it's a special feature on the "Sergeant York" DVD, I wonder whether or not it preceded that movie in the theater.


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