Porky can't sleep because mice demolish his plates. A cat offers help and gets the mice out, but invites some friends so Porky still can't sleep.

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Porky Pig / Mouse / Drunk Cats / Bulldog (voice)
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Porky hires a resourceful cat to take care of the noisy mice disturbing his sleep, but the feline joins the mice in a drunken rendition of "On Moonlight Bay." To get rid of all of them, Porky hires a bulldog, who just happens to know the words to "When Irish Eyes are Smiling." Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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The mouse that robs the trap Porky sets out quotes Baby Snooks' line, "I'm only three and a half years old". However, as house mice are adults at an age of fifty days and have a lifespan of two to three years, a three and a half year old mouse would be a geriatric case. See more »

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Edited into Tweetie Pie (1947) See more »

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When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
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Music by Ernest Ball
Lyrics by George Graff and Chauncey Olcott
Sung by Cats, Bulldog and Porky Pig
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"A Real Cat's Meow Of A Movie, Great Singing Porky!"
31 December 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

"Warner Brothers where are you"...with the DVD or VHS for the short? I whole-heartedly agree with Mr. Litman's comments. This is truly one of 'The Best' movie shorts in history (my opinion only). The singing of "On Moonlight Bay" is absolutely SUPERB. Mel Blanc, as well as the rest of his family, should be very proud of this particular body of work. Even though I've only seen it twice in my life-time, unfortunately The Cartoon Channel doesn't show it that much any more, the memory is always the same. I wish I knew what was taking Warner Brothers s-o-o very long to put this movie on tape. Perhaps they feel it will not 'draw' as many customers for purchase as the more updated movies. I don't believe this for a moment. I'd be the first one of line to purchase it as soon as it's distributed. Maybe we should start a petition for the movies we "really" want to see on DVD or VHS? That'd really give the studios something to thing about, huh? Maybe.


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