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Little Orphan Airedale (1947)

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In his never-ending quest for the good life, pushy mongrel Charlie attempts to ingratiate himself with his unwilling "master," Porky Pig.


(as Charles M. Jones)


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Credited cast:
Porky Pig / Charlie Dog / Rags McMutt / City Geek (voice)


Charlie Dog, looking for a good home and some easy living, thinks he's found the perfect sap in Porky Pig. He tries to ingratiate himself with the pig, all the way avoiding Porky's attempts to get rid of the dead-beat dog. Written by Mike Konczewski

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4 October 1947 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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The title is based upon the comic strip Little Orphan Annie created by Harold Gray (1894-1968) and first appeared on August 5, 1924. The character has been on radio, television, stage plays and in the movies. See more »


Followed by Dog Gone South (1950) See more »


I'd Be Lost Without You
Written by Sunny Skylar
Played when Charlie jumps into Porky's arms
Also played when Charlie is crying outside the door
Also played when Porky tells Charlie he can stay
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Believe it or not, I see a connection to "The King of Hearts", "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "House of Fools".
13 September 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Wise-guy canine Charlie Dog tells fellow hound Rags McMutt the story of how he kept trying to get Porky Pig to adopt him. Obviously, the cartoon's main premise rests on Charlie's wacky tricks, but I notice something else. After everything, Rags has doubts about life outside the pound from which he earlier escaped. Maybe "Little Orphan Airedale" is reminding us that the real insanity isn't necessarily inside the asylum (or equivalent thereof). The feature films "The King of Hearts", "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "House of Fools" also looked at this point.

Maybe I'm the only person who sees that. Taking the cartoon at face value, it's a pretty fun romp, as were all Looney Tunes cartoons from back then. It'll certainly please you.

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