Porky Pig joins the Army Air Corps. After overcoming the problems caused by his small stature and surviving the rigors of basic training, Porky gets his first assignment, as a janitor for ... See full summary »

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Uncredited cast:
... Sergeant / Inventor (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Carr ... Oliver Owl (voice) (uncredited)
Joe Dougherty ... Porky Pig (voice) (uncredited)
Bernice Hansen ... Little Kitty (voice) (uncredited)
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Porky Pig joins the Army Air Corps. After overcoming the problems caused by his small stature and surviving the rigors of basic training, Porky gets his first assignment, as a janitor for the experimental "robot plane." When a boy standing in front of the command microphone for the robot plane starts to show off the tricks his dog can do, Porky's wild ride begins... Written by Jason A. Cormier

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I'd Love to Take Orders from You
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Music by Harry Warren
Played during the opening credits and when Porky first walks in to enlist
Played often in the score
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Plane Dippy (edited review, 11/15/17, ten years later)
12 September 2010 | by See all my reviews

An early Porky short, and for years the oldest produced shown in one of the post-theatrical release television packages, this has Porky the faithful military hero, going to an inventor, who's a chimpanzee who tries out Porky on the plane that the inventor has been tinkering on, only to leave the plane with Porky and in the control of the innocent little children, Little Kitty (by the way, voiced by Bereneice Hansell(her real spelling-11/15/17),NOT Rochelle Hudson) and her "human" doggy friend,(an example of the era's "Dorgan's Syndrome" - Merci Beaucops, F.Gwynplaine MacIntyre and his "Jungle Jitters" (1938) review) based on the earlier Oliver Owl character, and HIS "REAL" (go figure :)) dog (the first two being had debuted with Porky in 1935's "I Haven't Got a Hat"). (The inventor's placed his command mike on the window stand.) what happens is the plane, reacting to the children's orders to the one kid's dog, scoops up Porky. Anything else will be top secret like the plane was.

I'm glad that Billy Bletcher WAS identified as the Sarge (My copy of historian Graham Webb's 2000 book on these old shorts actually DOES give unnamed voices, but HE only mentions Ms.Hansen, a major mystery, who was NOT Dorothy Varden who was a similar performer) and Joe Dougherty, then the voice of Porky Pig, but I doubt that, that simian inventor (yeah, "Grease Monkey", I get it, folks!) is Bletcher.. Very Unique voice.."Here.. TRY it!" This was the first "Starring" role for Porky Pig, even though he'd done cartoons before as mentioned above and even had in the Beans the Cat entry "Golddiggers of '49", then just recently out, also a PROMINENT role.


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