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Porky in the North Woods (1936)

Porky runs a game refuge. Despite the abundant signs to the contrary, Jean-Baptiste the trapper sets numerous traps. Porky rescues the animals from the traps. Jean-Baptiste tracks him down ... See full summary »

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Frank Tashlin (as Frank Tash)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Billy Bletcher ... Jean-Baptiste (voice) (uncredited)
Joe Dougherty Joe Dougherty ... Porky Pig (voice) (uncredited)
Bernice Hansen Bernice Hansen ... Betty Beaver (voice) (uncredited)
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Porky runs a game refuge. Despite the abundant signs to the contrary, Jean-Baptiste the trapper sets numerous traps. Porky rescues the animals from the traps. Jean-Baptiste tracks him down and beats him up. The animals come to Porky's rescue. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 1936 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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This cartoon was colorized in 1995, with a computer adding color to a new print of the original black and white film. This process preserved the quality of the animation in the original cartoon. See more »

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Canadian Capers
(uncredited)
Written by Gus Chandler, Henry Cohen and Bert White
[Plays when the beavers are playing. Also plays when the beaver rushes off to tell Porky.]
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how far north, I wonder
25 July 2007 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

When animal refuge owner Porky Pig sets up signs prohibiting hunting, trapping, fishing - in fact, pretty much everything - a hunter naturally decides to engage in all these illegal activities. So, Porky has to free his animal friends, and thereby incurs the hunter's wrath. But when the animals see the hunter abusing Porky...well, were Bugs Bunny present, he would affirm just one thing: Of course you realize this means war! And brother, let me tell you: not even in any of the grade-Z horror movies about nature's vengeance do you get to see any of what you see here! They don't identify where specifically "Porky in the North Woods" takes place, although I presume that it's in northern Canada. If so, then it corroborates every good thing that Michael Moore says about our northern neighbor.

But anyway, this is a pretty neat cartoon. Obviously, it was an early one, so we shouldn't expect any of the really crazy stuff that became the cornerstone of the Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies cartoons of the '40s and '50s. But it's still an OK one.


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