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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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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confidentially, it doesn't quite stink, but very typical of Porky's early cartoons
22 July 2008 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

A relic of Porky Pig's early days as a star, "Robinson Crusoe Jr." also contains racial stereotypes. If, like me, you've read enough about the popular culture of the era, then the jokes will make more sense. Pretty hokey stuff. Warner Bros. made much neater use of the stranded-on-an-uncharted-island scenario with the Bugs Bunny-Yosemite Sam vehicle "Rabbitson Crusoe" and later with "Daffy Duck's Movie: Fantastic Island"; "Gilligan's Island" of course brought the genre to its panacea. Otherwise, this is a typical representation of Porky's days before Chuck Jones gave him the role of bringing order to Daffy's silliness.

PS: Norm McCabe, if I remember right, took over Tex Avery's unit after the latter left following an argument with producer Leon Schlesinger.


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