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Porky the Wrestler (1937)

Porky, along with everyone else, is hitchhiking to the big wrestling match. He gets a ride from the challenger, but at the arena, Porky is mistaken for the challenger and gets thrown into ... See full summary »

Director:

Tex Avery (as Fred Avery)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Joe Dougherty Joe Dougherty ... Porky Pig (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Porky, along with everyone else, is hitchhiking to the big wrestling match. He gets a ride from the challenger, but at the arena, Porky is mistaken for the challenger and gets thrown into the ring. The champ is making mincemeat of Porky when Porky crawls out and has the champ tying himself in knots, then swallowing a spectator's pipe and doing a steam locomotive impression. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 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

Parade of the Animals
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Music by Fred Hager and Justin Ring
Played when the car pulls up to the arena and the Champ falls into the hole
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In the Ring
25 September 2017 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Porky the Wrestler (1937)

*** (out of 4)

The biggest wrestler in the world is going to defend his title and everyone will be there. Porky Pig hitches a ride there with the challenger but after a mix-up it's Porky who is forced into the ring.

PORKY THE WRESTLER is a pretty typical short where our hero is forced to take on someone much more skilled than he is and yet it turned out to be one of the better films in the series up to this point. There were quite a few great gags that actually worked including some very creative scenes inside the ring where Porky takes a beating. The animation itself was quite good and I also that the creative bits of comedy really worked.


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