Stranded on an island after his ship was wrecked by a hurricane, Porky meets a friendly African Native. They build a house, and Porky begins to explore the island. On his way we see various... See full summary »

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Porky Pig / Friday / Tortoise / Daddy Rat / Cannibals (voice) (uncredited)
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Stranded on an island after his ship was wrecked by a hurricane, Porky meets a friendly African Native. They build a house, and Porky begins to explore the island. On his way we see various sight gags. First, Porky finds a parrot that won't say, 'Polly wants a cracker' because he's waiting for the $64 question. We also see monkey's playing craps, and a monkey who can't seem to climb up a 'Slippery Elm.' Then, Porky sees animals crowded around a water cooler. Porky is then confronted by African Natives who chase him off the island. Porky escapes by chopping a motorboat out of a tree and drives away in it with his African friend. But when the Natives throw spears at the boat, Porky puts an American flag on the back of the boat, and the spears back off. Written by Chris Walker

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25 October 1941 (USA)  »

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Robinson Crusoe nuorempi  »

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The mouse "Snooks" is a parody of the radio character Baby Snooks, played by Fanny Brice. See more »

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References You Can't Take It with You (1938) See more »

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Java Jive
Music by Ben Oakland
Lyrics by Milton Drake
Sung by Friday, Tortoise and Porky Pig
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Very dated, early Warners effort.
30 September 2006 | by (Santa Rosa, California, USA) – See all my reviews

Directed by Norm McCabe, an animation director I'm unfamiliar with, this early Porky Pig effort is pretty poor; not only is the animation sloppy, with Porky occasionally gliding against the background as scenes start, but the sense of humor is very early forties, with references to radio shows of the time that will be lost on today's viewers. Also, Friday is an unfortunate racial caricature, common at the time but jarring by current standards. The biggest problem though, is that the cartoon just isn't funny. This one along with several other early Warners efforts is available on one of those one dollar dvds, mostly efforts from 1941, and the only trait they share is the racial characterizations which would keep them from being shown today.


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