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

Did You Know?

The caricatured celebrities are, in order of appearance: The Crooner: Frank Sinatra; "Shortenin' Bread": Nelson Eddy; "September in the Rain": Al Jolson; "Lullaby of Broadway": Jimmy Durante; "Blues in the Night": Cab Calloway; The Old Groaner: Bing Crosby.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 »
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Porky finally gets his day!, 27 January 2014
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

Although Porky Pig appeared in almost 200 shorts and films, "Swooner Crooner" marks the only occasion where the pig got nominated for an Academy Award...and it lost.

Porky is operating a weird egg production factory filled with hens. However, when a crooner chicken (meant to be a parody of Frank Sinatra) shows up and sings, the hens stop working and jeopardize the farm. Considering it's during WWII and Porky is helping feed America and the troops, it's imperative that he gets the hens back to work instead of swooning as Frankie sings. So, Porky advertises to get is own crooner--and tries out some who are meant to parody Al Jolson, Bing Crosby, Jimmy Durante and Cab Calloway. While the impersonations are clever, they aren't all that funny nor would many viewers recognize the singers. I do because I am an old movie freak! As for the ending, however, it's VERY funny as well as incredibly creepy! Of all the Oscar nominated animated shorts, this is probably the weakest that year. Worth seeing but I can understand why this one didn't win.

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