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Porky & Daffy (1938)

Porky and Daffy is a 1938 Warner Bros. cartoon produced by Leon Schlesinger, starting Porky Pig and Daffy Duck.

Director:

Robert Clampett

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Porky Pig / Daffy Duck / The Champ / Pelican Referee (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Daffy Duck, who only seems to awaken to the sound of a struck platter cover, is a boxer (managed by Porky Pig), who boxes against a champion rooster in a widely commercialized event. His techniques include using crazy antics, dirty tricks and sight gags. Written by Ondre Lombard <olombard@artist-bros.org>

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Trivia

Included in Warner Home Video's 2005 DVD release of Angels with Dirty Faces (1938). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Porky Pig: Daffy, oh, Daffy. Get up.
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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 1990, 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Porky's Hotel (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Something Tells Me
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played when the champ hits the referee in the stomach and chases them around
Also played when the referee is counting while Daffy is on the canvas
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Boxing fun
1 January 2018 | 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.

'Porky & Daffy' may not quite be one of Bob Clampett's masterpieces (or at least to me), and both Porky and Daffy, together and individually, have also featured in superior cartoons. That doesn't stop 'Porky & Daffy' from being a sheer delight. Even though story-wise it's fairly predictable, it captures the fun, excitement and danger of boxing with aplomb.

The two characters make for a classic collaboration and work so well together. Porky is amusing and endearing, doing a great job playing it straight. Daffy though is the funnier and more interesting in personality character, he is in full manic energy mode and is hilarious. The support are also effective.

Mel Blanc is outstanding as always. He 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. Some of the visuals are wonderfully outrageous in pure Clampett style. The story may be predictable, but it's beautifully paced with never a dull moment and strongly structured.

Clampett's unmistakable humour and style is all over to highly imaginative and deliciously wild effect. This comes through in both the writing and the sight gags that are full to the brim with freshness and wit.

Ever the master, 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 summary, excellent. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 1938 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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