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The Wearing of the Grin (1951)

Approved | | Animation, Family, Short | 28 July 1951 (USA)
Spending the night in an old Irish castle, Porky is put on trial by two leprechauns who suspect him of trying to steal their gold. His sentence: wear the magic green shoes which keep him dancing a jig.

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Spending the night in an old Irish castle, Porky is put on trial by two leprechauns who suspect him of trying to steal their gold. His sentence: wear the magic green shoes which keep him dancing a jig.

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Niin hymy hyytyy...  »

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The title refers to the song "The Wearing of the Green", an anonymously-penned Irish street ballad dating to 1798. See more »

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O'Mike: O'Pat!
O'Pat: What is it, O'Mike?
O'Mike: He's after our pot of gold, he is. Oh-ho-ho-ho!
O'Pat: The devil you say, O'Mike.
O'Mike: The devil I don't. O'Pat!
O'Pat: And *now* what is it, O'Mike?
O'Mike: We must hide the pot of gold, we must, we must.
[Runs around the room with the pot in his hands]
O'Pat: Hold on. Wait, stop. Here, now. Whoa. Wait a minute. Wait a minute. WAIT A MINUTE!
[O'Mike stops]
[...]
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Spoofs The Red Shoes (1948) See more »

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Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral (That's an Irish Lullaby)
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Music by J.R. Shannon
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Artwork And Dream-Like Visuals Elevate Story
25 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's pouring out and traveler Porky is looking for some refuge in the storm. He wonders if the people in "that quaint old castle" on top of the nearby hill will put him up for the night. En route, he sees a sign that says, "Beware of the Leprechauns." What nonsense, Porky thinks. Upon entering the castle, he meets "Seamus O'Toole," caretaker of the "Clarey Castle."

"Seamus" is really two leprechauns standing on top of the other. They are "O'Pat" and "O'Mike" and they think Porky has come to steal their pot of gold.

What happens after that, with the magical green shoes, is bizarre with dream-like sequences. There are some very cool visuals.

The artwork in here is just beautiful, start-to-finish. Most of these cartoons in the "Looney Tunes Golden Collection" are restored to bold, bright colors and give the excellent artists who drew these animated short subjects their due.


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