Porky owns a full-service gas station; he deals with a wide variety of problems, like a bump that migrates to different parts of the car. But his real nemesis is a supposedly sleeping baby ...
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After Porky and Gabby oversleep yet again, their boss warns them that they will be fired if they're late again. Determined to make it to work on time the next day, the two roommates go to ... See full summary »
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 »
We take a tour of Porky's Poppa's farm, to the tune of Old MacDonald. After meeting several animals, "on this farm, he has a mortgage" which he frets over, particularly since Bessie has ... See full summary »
A small town agricultural fair is giving a prize for the largest home grown product. Porky sets to work planting a garden; his neighbor tries a feed mix for his chickens. But the chickens ... See full summary »
Porky sets sail for the Boola-Boola islands in the South Seas with a ship full of general merchandise and plans to open a 5 & 10 cent store. But a swordfish cuts a hole in the ship and ... See full summary »
Porky tries to feed his chickens, but some ducks steal the corn he puts out, then declare war. The battle rages, with the ducks against the chickens, sometimes in wing-to-wing combat, but ... See full summary »
Petunia Pig and Porky Pig, each from two families, declare peace between their respective families, the Martins and the McCoys, who have been violently feuding all this time. The happy ... See full summary »
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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... See full summary »
The Crocadero nightclub. Porky has his diploma from the Sucker Correspondence School of music, and has dreams of being a bandleader, but he's broke. He gets a job at the club washing dishes... See full summary »
Porky owns a full-service gas station; he deals with a wide variety of problems, like a bump that migrates to different parts of the car. But his real nemesis is a supposedly sleeping baby in a car whose tire needs changing; in fact, the baby is wide awake and a real brat. Both Porky and the brat end up covered in grease; the irate mother drives off, but the child has tied a pump to a tire, which ends up pulling the whole station into the ground.Written by
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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.
Directed by Ub Iwerks, with animation by Bob Clampett and Chuck Jones, 'Porky's Super Service' is very good and a lot of fun. It is always interesting to see Porky in his early years, but that is not usually the only reason to see his early cartoons, even if he went on to do much better things. It is not the most inventive of concepts (not a problem really) and the kid's brattiness is taken a little too far at times (is a problem).
Mel Blanc is outstanding as always however. He always was the infinitely more preferable voice for Porky, Joe Dougherty never clicked with me, and he proves it in 'Porky's Super Service'. Blanc shows an unequalled versatility and ability to bring an individual personality to every one of his multiple characters in a vast majority of his work, there is no wonder why he was in such high demand as a voice actor.
The animation is excellent, it's fluid in movement, crisp in shading and very meticulous in detail. Clampett and Jones bring characteristic visual imagination and wit. The story may be predictable, but it's beautifully paced with never a dull moment and strongly structured.
Writing is witty and never less than amusing. Likewise with the sight gags, which are peppered throughout with little sense of unsettlement. Porky is a likeable and amusing lead and his chemistry with the kid is a large part of the kid's appeal. Despite the kid's brattiness, many of the laughs do revolve around being ahead of Porky for much of the time and Porky struggling to keep up
Carl Stalling's music is typically superb. It is as always lushly orchestrated, full of lively energy and characterful in rhythm, not only adding to the action but also enhancing it.
In summation, not an animated masterpiece but with a lot of very good things. 8/10 Bethany Cox
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