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Porky and two pals stumble onto a Mexican town on the day of the town's annual bullfight. When they learn the contest winner gets $1,000, Porky and the pals get costumes - Porky a ... See full summary »

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Tex Avery (as Fred Avery)
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Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Drunk (voice) (uncredited)
Billy Bletcher ... Bull (voice) (uncredited)
Joe Dougherty Joe Dougherty ... Porky Pig (voice) (uncredited)
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Porky and two pals stumble onto a Mexican town on the day of the town's annual bullfight. When they learn the contest winner gets $1,000, Porky and the pals get costumes - Porky a bullfighter, the pals a bull costume. When Porky steps into the ring, he fights not the pals dressed as the bull, but an actual one. Written by Brian Henke <Cincy43235@aol.com>

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English

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27 February 1937 (USA) See more »

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Leon Schlesinger Studios See more »
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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First Warner Bros. cartoon to feature Mel Blanc's voice. See more »

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[the first lines ever spoken by Mel Blanc in a Warner Bros. cartoon, playing the voice of a drunken dog at a bullfight]
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Porky Pig in Mexico
4 November 2017 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Love animation, it was a big part of my life as a child, particularly Disney, Looney Tunes and Tom and Jerry, and still love it whether it's film, television or cartoons.

Also have much admiration for Tex Avery, an animation genius whose best cartoons are animated masterpieces and some of the best he ever did. While not one of the best Porky Pig cartoons and Avery himself went on to better things, 'Picador Porky' is still very good and certainly makes the most of a setting that needs fire and passion, both present. There is really not much to criticise actually, although as said there is a vast personal preference to Mel Blanc's Porky voice than Joe Dougherty's in the early Porky cartoons, Blanc's sounds more natural and fits Porky's personality more (that his is the more familiar voice is another factor perhaps).

'Picador Porky' looks great. The character designs would become more creative later (and do prefer Porky's later design) but everything is beautifully drawn, sumptuously shaded and meticulous in background detail, some of it is quite inventive too. Carl Stalling's music is lush and characterful, with clever orchestration and a mastery of not just adding to the action but enhancing it as well (Stalling was a near-unequalled master at this, though Scott Bradley gave him a run for his money).

The gags are very funny, hilarious too in places, and timed beautifully, with signs of Avery's wonderfully wild signature style that suits the setting perfectly. Not his most imaginative work but incredibly well-executed nonetheless.

Further advantages are an amusing and likable Porky, fun supporting characters, lively pacing and witty vocals with reservations only for Dougherty. Billy Bletcher in particular is typically larger than life.

In summation, very enjoyable. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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