7.1/10
288
9 user 1 critic

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 »

Director:

(as Fred Avery)

Writer:

(story)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Porky's Poppa (1938)
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

We take a tour of Porky's Poppa's farm, to the tune of Old MacDonald. After meeting several animals, "on this farm, he has a mortgage" which he frets over, particularly since Bessie has ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Clampett
Stars: Mel Blanc, Robert Clampett
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The gold rush. Beans finds gold in the mountains and rushes into town with the news. Soon, everyone (except Porky's daughter Little Kitty, who Beans fancies) has rushed out to the mountains... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Billy Bletcher, Joe Dougherty, Bernice Hansen
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Porky is the engineer on the most pathetic train in the fleet. After some routine episodes (using pepper to get the engine to sneeze itself up a hill, chasing a cow off the tracks, only to ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tashlin
Stars: Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Public Enemy #1 wants to wreak havoc again, but he is on the most wanted list in the newspaper. He then notices that there's somebody who looks similar to him: Porky Pig. He kidnaps Porky ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tashlin
Stars: Mel Blanc, Sara Berner
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The Crocadero nightclub. Porky has his diploma from the Sucker Correspondence School of music, and has dreams of being a bandleader, but he's broke. He gets a job at the club washing dishes... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tashlin
Stars: Mel Blanc
Puss n' Booty (1943)
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Woman wonders why her little pet birds keep disappearing. Rudolph the cat knows, but other than burping feathers, he's not saying. But it looks like he's met his match when the woman orders... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tashlin
Stars: Bea Benaderet, Mel Blanc
Porky's Pooch (1941)
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A dog named Rover explains to a black, down-on-his-luck shaggy dog named Andy how he got his master. He went into a hotel room and bothered someone taking a bath--Porky Pig. Porky doesn't ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Clampett
Stars: Mel Blanc
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Sylvester the cat imitates the Pied Piper of Hamelin to lure a group of mice into a jug that he seals with a cork. But Speedy Gonzales won't be hypnotized by Sylvester's flute and gradually rescues his friends from Sylvester's clutches.

Directors: Friz Freleng, Hawley Pratt
Stars: Mel Blanc
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A very early appearance of a barely recognisable Daffy Duck, seen here tormenting Egghead, a prototype Elmer Fudd who is just as unsuccessful with ducks as he was later to be with a certain... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Mel Blanc, Danny Webb
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Daffy challenges duckhunter Elmer to a boxing match, rigged in his favor with the collusion of the duck referee. In the stands, Elmer's dog Larrimore suspects that something funny is going ... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

This time Bugs is chased by hunting dog Willoughby.

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Mel Blanc, Tex Avery
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Daffy Duck wreaks havoc on a movie set at Wonder Pictures ("if it's good, it's a Wonder"). Daffy's creative editing impresses producer I. M. Stupendous.

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Mel Blanc, Sara Berner, Herman Bing
Edit

Cast

Uncredited cast:
Sara Berner ...
Various (voice) (uncredited)
...
Porky Pig / Kangaroo / Firefly Usher / Skunk (voice) (uncredited)
...
Various (voice) (uncredited)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 April 1941 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Connections

Edited into That's All Folks! Tales from Termite Terrace (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Ballet
(uncredited)
Music by Carl W. Stalling
Played during the ballet segment
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Lesser Pig Short
28 March 2016 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Porky's Preview (1941)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Porky Pig opens a movie theater and once everyone is inside we're treated to some of his hand-drawn cartoons.

I'm not going to lie, I think most of the early Porky Pig cartoons are uneven at best and that's certainly true of this one. The short starts off pretty good as we see an assortment of characters coming into the theater and I thought the animation itself was quite good and we got some interesting characters. From here the film went downhill and especially with the cartoons being shown. I just didn't find any of them all that funny and while the animation was nice the film just needed more laughs.


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?