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Boom Boom (1936)

World War I, apparently. There is a series of quick blackout gags, including a soldier that throws the pin, is blown sky-high by the grenade, and is caught in a net by an ambulance driver; ... See full summary »

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Jack King (uncredited)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Billy Bletcher ... Beans / General Hardtack (voice) (uncredited)
Joe Dougherty Joe Dougherty ... Porky Pig (voice) (uncredited)
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World War I, apparently. There is a series of quick blackout gags, including a soldier that throws the pin, is blown sky-high by the grenade, and is caught in a net by an ambulance driver; one soldier's encounters with very smart bullets; a machine gunner with the jitters. Porky leads a charge, but with no support from his company, he runs back and dives under Beans' bunk. After a quick chorus of "You're in the Army Now," a messenger pigeon drops in with news that General Hardtack is being held prisoner. They dash off in a motorcycle/sidecar, chased by another smart bullet, and arrive in the nick of time to dispatch the general's captors. They fly off in a plane and get shot down to end up together in the hospital. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 February 1936 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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You're in the Army Now
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Music by Isham Jones and lyrics by Tell Taylor and Ole Olsen
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WWI Porky
20 September 2017 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Boom Boom (1936)

*** (out of 4)

Boom boom is right in this WWI short that has Beans and Porky Pig having to go into enemy territory when their commanding officer is captured.

BOOM BOOM is a pretty good short as long as you don't take it too serious. I'm sure some might not enjoy a comedy dealing with war but I personally don't take it too serious and especially when this was well before WWII. With that said, the animation is certainly the stand out here as the drawings were terrific and the details on the battle field were quite impressive. As far as the mission goes, it too was rather fun as Beans and Porky made for a good team and there were some nice smaller characters as well. This certainly isn't a masterpiece but it's a nice little short.


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