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

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References Detouring America (1939) See more »

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La Cucaracha
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"Gee that's tough, all I got is one scent...get it?"
28 December 2006 | by (Luoyang, China) – See all my reviews

Porky's Preview, like another short oddity called Lions For Sale, is inexplicably included as an extra feature on the Sergeant York DVD, and while neither short film has any discernible reason for being found here, they are both clever little bits of short film-making worth checking out. In this one, a series of sight gags as various characters make their way into a theater (ushered in through the dark aisles by a helpful firefly), at which Porky Pig introduces a shows a curious stick figure animation show of his own making. It had been probably 10 or 15 years since I've seen a Looney Tunes cartoon, which I watched constantly when I was a kid, so it was fun to hear the familiar intro and outtro again after not having seen it for so long, and completists will be thrilled to see a hard-to-find Looney Tunes short. Well worth the time, although strangely hidden.


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