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Porky Pig is on his way to the store to pick up some groceries for his mother when he walks by a sign saying that the local movie theater is having a "kids admitted free" day. The excited ... See full summary »

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Porky Pig / Theater Usher / Cold Promise / Professor Widebottom / Sterling (voice) (uncredited)
Billy Bletcher ... Narrator / Masked Marvel (voice) (uncredited)
Robert C. Bruce Robert C. Bruce ... Coming Attractions Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
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Porky Pig is on his way to the store to pick up some groceries for his mother when he walks by a sign saying that the local movie theater is having a "kids admitted free" day. The excited Porky rushes in and views a series of spoofs of newsreels, movie trailers, feature films, and even the Lone Ranger! Written by Jon Cooke <cooke@megalink.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Elokuvahullut See more »

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Production Co:

Leon Schlesinger Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The Masked Marvel is actually the Lone Stranger from an earlier film, The Lone Stranger and Porky (1939) The animation was re-used for this film. See more »

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 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 »

Connections

References Honeymoon in Bali (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Loch Lomond
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Traditional
Sung by the Masked Marvel and his horse
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The spoofs, puns and gags keep it afloat
22 September 2016 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

'The Film Fan' may not be a Bob Clampett classic, but it is still a lot of fun and is a good showcase of what made Clampett's style so unique and imaginative.

Porky is a bit bland and is so underused that he's mostly pointless. The story is a tad rushed and a touch silly. 'The Film Fan' is however well worth watching, with some knowing, easy to spot and affectionate spoofs (The Lone Ranger), endearingly silly and deliciously witty puns and extremely inventive sight gags. The ending is similarly a riot, as is the germs under the microscope.

On top of that, the animation is remarkably pristine, detailed and fluid for an early black and white cartoon, with the characters being well drawn and with imaginative range of expressions. The music is lushly orchestrated and rich in energy and character, not just being dynamic with the action but also enhancing it.

Rest of the characters are a lot of fun, and the voice acting sees very talented prolific voice actors having a ball with their material.

All in all, a strong if not classic cartoon elevated to a higher level by the humour. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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