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Director:
Writer:
Warren Foster (story)
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Release Date:
6 May 1944 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Porky Pig's egg faces production problems when a crooning rooster distracts the hens from their jobs. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
User Reviews:
Porky's sole Oscar nod and it took a battle of crooning fowl to get it for him! See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (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)
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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

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

Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
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 »
Soundtrack:
Blues in the NightSee more »

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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Porky's sole Oscar nod and it took a battle of crooning fowl to get it for him!, 3 April 2001

This cartoon, nominated for Oscar, was Porky's only shot at the gold. It's a marvelous cartoon and parodies Sinatra and Crosby, among others. Watch particularly the audition, when Porky is trying out singers to get his hens laying eggs again. The guys at Termite Terrace loved parodies, not only actors, but singers as well. The auditionees are all parodies. It's a scream and great fun figuring out who's who. Reportedly, Bing Crosby hated it when he was parodied in cartoons. How Frank Sinatra felt about it, I have no idea. Recommended.

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