Porky is reading the myth of the Greek gorgon, who turned everyone she looked at into stone. Mother tells him it's bed time; he dreams of being the hero that saves Greece, Porkyakarkus. The Gorgon runs a photo studio; Porky sneaks in and grabs her life-restoring needle, saving civilization just before he wakes up.
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Did You Know?
The name "Porkykarkus" is a reference to Parkyakarkas the Greek, a character played by Harry Einstein
on the radio show "The Chase & Sanborn Hour" hosted by Eddie Cantor
from 1931 through 1940. See more
At the beginning of the Emperor's fireside chat, the fireplace has no fire. In the next shot there is a fire, but only as a still image. For the rest of the scene the fire is fully animated. See more
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
References The Emperor Jones
Have You Got Any Castles, Baby?
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Played when Porky displays his prices and after he gets the telephone call
Also played during the Three Stooges sequence See more