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What Price Porky (1938)

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 »

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Robert Clampett
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Porky Pig / Daffy Duck / Hen (voice) (uncredited)
Robert Clampett ... Duck Soldier (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

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 also aerial attacks, and Porky finally turning the tide with his machine gun improvised from a wringer washer and a bag of corn. But the ducks still get the last laugh. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 1938 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Duck: [Armed to the teeth with weapons] Which way to the front of the line?
Duck Soldier: That way
[Points to the right]
Duck: Thanks!
[runs in the opposite direction]
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This cartoon was colorized in 1995, 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 »

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References Night Must Fall (1937) See more »

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Love The Old Signs And Letters
16 November 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

If you watch enough of the classic-era cartoons, especially the ones from the 1930s to the mid-'40s, you'll read a lot of incredibly-corny signs, letters and other things filled with plays-on-word and puns of all type. This cartoon offers a great example.

Porky is trying to get the ducks from eating his hens' feed. He pleads with them and then mildly threatens them. Their response is this letter:

"Fowl Ones - Let's talk TURKEY. You're too COCKY. We think you EGGS are CHICKEN. Why don't you quit CACKLING and fight - you dumb CLUCKS! Signed - Gen. QUACKO, DUCKtator."

You get the idea.

The hens see the note and are now inspired to fight back. The mobilize an army, and the war is on between the hens and the ducks, complete aerial bombers, naval artillery and ships, you name it; even a "no man's land" in the middle renamed "No Hen's Land" with WWI-style trench warfare on each side.

Actually, a number of the sight gags are very inventive. The Ducks, by far, are the funnier of the two sides. Daffy joins the fray, armed to the teeth and asks, "Which way to the front?" After he's told, he speeds off in the opposite direction!

This cartoon is part of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Five and is the last one in the set, making the package end with a real winner!


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