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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)
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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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Trivia

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

Connections

Featured in Behind the Tunes: A Conversation with Tex Avery (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down
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Written by Dave Franklin and Cliff Friend
Played when Porky comes back on stage at the end
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Porky's Preview is pretty amusing if not downright hilarious
29 November 2014 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

After nearly 30 years of knowing and seeing a clip of this cartoon, I finally got to watch the entirety of Porky's Preview as an extra on the Sergeant York DVD. Basically it's a series of spot gags of animal attendants going to see Porky Pig's short movie which consists entirely of child-like line drawings animated to a bare bones-version of Carl Stalling's score. Those drawings are amusing if not hilarious and kudos to Fred "Tex" Avery for presenting such a thing before he left WB for greener pastures at M-G-M. There is one really funny gag involving a skunk-well, maybe more than one though like the other animals, he's not really given much to do. So on that note, Porky's Preview is worth a look for any animation buffs out there.


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