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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 ... 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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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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Parade of the Animals
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Music by Fred Hager and Justin Ring
Played during the circus parade
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Among the last of the Looney Tunes films before their renaissance.
6 February 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

While I am sure that there are some that disagree with me, but the Looney Tunes cartoons made before about 1942 were generally pretty shabby. They were often black & white and had pretty insipid characters. While these cartoons were a lot worse in the 1930s (when they tried to be cute and had a lot of singing), there's just no comparing the quality of these cartoons to the wonderful Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck cartoons once they found their comedic edge. It was like there was a renaissance at Warner Brothers starting about 1942 and the quality improved dramatically.

This cartoon is one of those films made just before the change at Looney Tunes. Porky Pig in this cartoon is still a relatively bland guy and the cartoon lacks color (literally and figuratively). It consists of Porky showing a cartoon he made to all the barnyard animals. It's very poorly done and I think we are supposed to laugh at how badly he made it. I dunno, I just thought it was bad. The film lacked zing and could have definitely benefited by adding Daffy Duck to the mix. Where is the edge?! Where is the humor?!


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