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Release Date:
6 May 1944 (USA) See more »
Porky Pig's egg faces production problems when a crooning rooster distracts the hens from their jobs. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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One of my favourite Porky Pig cartoons See more (9 total) »


  (in credits order)

Mel Blanc ... Porky Pig (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sara Berner ... Chickens (voice) (uncredited)
Richard Bickenbach ... Bing Crosby Rooster (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Frank Tashlin 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Warren Foster  story

Produced by
Leon Schlesinger .... producer
Original Music by
Carl W. Stalling (uncredited)
Film Editing by
Treg Brown (uncredited)
Sound Department
Treg Brown .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Animation Department
Izzy Ellis .... animator (as I. Ellis)
George Cannata .... animator (uncredited)
Arthur Davis .... animator (uncredited)
Music Department
Carl W. Stalling .... musical director
Milt Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)

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Additional Details

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7 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:Approved (PCA #9707)

Did You Know?

Frank Sinatra was probably voiced by a member of The King's Men, a group that had performed for other Warner Brothers shorts.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Porky goes to stop the assembly line, the boxes on the conveyor belt disappear at the point where Porky was picking them up before.See more »
Movie Connections:
PowerhouseSee more »


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One of my favourite Porky Pig cartoons, 17 November 2012
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

I have loved Looney Tunes cartoons for as long as I can remember, and I could watch them all day if I wanted to. Swooner Crooner is just wonderful, and one of Porky's best for me. Porky is great value here, he can be bland when he is partnered with stronger characters but he is always endearing regardless. The animation is beautiful to watch, very crisp and vibrant in colour, while the music has so much character and nostalgic value. The songs are a treasure trove of old favourites, and are just a joy to the ear. Maybe the story is not the strongest one in the world, though it is an original one, but that doesn't matter in the slightest to me as there is never a dull moment and the whole of Swooner Crooner is relentlessly entertaining. The dialogue has freshness and wit, the gags are clever and imaginatively timed- the auditions especially are an absolute riot- and the caricatures of Frank Sinatra(the best one for me), Bing Crosby, Cab Calloway, Jimmy Durante, Nelson Eddy and Al Jolson are really fun to spot. Mel Blanc's vocal characterisations never disappoint, always a large part of why Looney Tunes cartoons work so well as a majority whole, and Swooner Crooner is no exception. All in all, wonderful and recommended with no hesitation. 10/10 Bethany Cox

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