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Porky's Spring Planting (1938)

Approved | | Animation, Family, Short | 25 July 1938 (USA)
Porky and his dog, Streamline, plant a large garden in creative ways. The neighbor chickens see the garden as one big buffet/cafeteria.

Director:

Frank Tashlin

Writer:

George Manuell (story)

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Porky Pig / Streamline (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Porky and his dog, Streamline, plant a large garden in creative ways. The neighbor chickens see the garden as one big buffet/cafeteria.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Porky y su hortaliza de primavera 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 1995, 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

References Popeye the Sailor (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Bob White (Whatcha Gonna Swing Tonight?)
(uncredited)
Music by Bernard Hanighen
Played when the menu is posted and the chickens help themselves to the garden
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One of the Weaker Tashlins
29 January 2008 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Until the rise of Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny at the very end of the 1930s, Porky Pig was Termite Terrace's biggest star, but he was largely a straight man. In this one he is a farmer doing his spring planting, beset by a lazy watch dog ("I must be a watch dog -- I'm full of ticks") and raiding chickens. Part of my lack of enjoyment may be due to the poor coloring imposed on the print I saw.

Tashlin tries his best, using some of his interesting compositions. In the beginning scenes, while Porky is harrowing the ground before planting, he is shown in a tight shot from a very low angle -- almost a worm's-eye view. Tash would go from directing cartoons with very live-action compositions to live-action movies with very cartoonish set-ups. but this is not, alas, one of his better efforts.


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