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Porky and Gabby (1937)

Approved | | Animation, Family, Short | 15 May 1937 (USA)
Porky and Gabby are driving off to a camping vacation. But between a road rage incident and some trouble negotiating hills, it's off to a bad start. On arrival, they face mishaps with a fly... See full summary »

Director:

Ub Iwerks

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Porky Pig / Gabby Goat / Truck Driver (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Porky and Gabby are driving off to a camping vacation. But between a road rage incident and some trouble negotiating hills, it's off to a bad start. On arrival, they face mishaps with a fly, the tent, and a runaway outboard motor. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1937 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Alternate Versions

This cartoon was colorized in 1968 by having every other frame traced over onto a cel. Each redrawn cel was painted in color and then photographed over a colored reproduction of each original background. Needless to say, the animation quality dropped considerably from the original version with this method. The cartoon was colorized again in 1992, this time with a computer adding color to a new print of the original black and white cartoon. This preserved the quality of the original animation. See more »

Soundtracks

Gee, But You're Swell
(uncredited)
Music by Abel Baer
Played when Porky and Gabby are in the car at the beginning
Also played at the end
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Transitional Masterpiece
5 October 2002 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Iwerks directed this during his brief stay at Termite Terrace, between the collapse of his own studio and his return to Disney. Chuck Jones and Bob Clampett animated, and it's an interesting piece because it shows the hand of all three animators: Iwerks' strong but predictable story line, Clampett's outrageous gags -- as when an outboard motor goes berserk -- and Jones' strong sense of humor in character -- Gabby Goat, voiced by Cal Howard, is a loud grouch.

Some of the gags are old and annoying -- spark plugs in the stalling car show anthropomorphic features, but with this movie, we can see the Warner Brothers style emerging. There are a few cartoons that stand at the border of styles and remain masterpieces, works like Tashlin's THE FOX AND THE GRAPES and Avery's SCREWY SQUIRREL.... this is another. See it.


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