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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 »
User Reviews:
An Egg-cellent Classic Cartoon 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:
Featured in Toonheads: The Lost Cartoons (2000) (TV)See more »
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
An Egg-cellent Classic Cartoon, 31 May 2007
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

This wartime cartoon features Porky Pig as manager of the "Flockheed Eggcraft Factory." Yes, nobody loves plays-on-words more than the writers of these cartoons.

The hens clock in for their wartime assembly-line duties. The assembly is clever and funny, how they picture the eggs being dumped out of a bombardier, caught below with catcher's mitt, etc.

The caricature of Frank Sinatra had me laughing out loud. If you've seen pictures of Frank when he was really young and the girls were screaming over him, you saw a real skinny guy with a bow-tie. The artists here had fun with that, and portraying the different ways in which all the hens "swoon."

Later, we see other famous singers "audition" but no one makes the grade until "Bing" shows up....and the swooning starts all over again. The the two stars both sing and the egg production goes sky high!

I grew up a decade later but I can still appreciate this fantastic cartoon, which was part of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Three.

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