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Old Glory (1939)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Drama | 1 July 1939 (USA)
Porky balks at learning the Pledge of Allegiance until Uncle Sam appears to him in a dream and gives him a lesson in American history.


Chuck Jones (as Charles Jones)




Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Porky Pig (voice) (uncredited)
John Deering John Deering ... Uncle Sam (voice) (uncredited)
John Litel ... Patrick Henry (archive sound) (uncredited)
Shepperd Strudwick ... Paul Revere (voice) (uncredited)


Porky takes a nap after refusing to say the Pledge of Allegiance. Uncle Sam comes to him in his dreams and explains to him what the Pledge of Allegiance realistically means, and how it honors those who gave their life for the nation. Porky Pig then sees the error of his ways. Written by Mike Konczewski

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This was Chuck Jones's first short with Porky Pig. See more »


Paul Revere: To arms! To arms! To arms!
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Alternate Versions

In the original release, the end titles were super-imposed over the closing shot of the American flag with the words "The End" instead of the standard "That's All Folks!" In the Blue Ribbon reissue, however, this was replaced with the standard "That's All Folks!" closing (with a fade-to-black on the closing shot of the flag), in addition to the replacement of the original opening titles. The original end title has been restored to the version on the Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Two DVD set. See more »


Athalie Overture
Music by Felix Mendelssohn
Played when Paul Revere is calling everyone to arms
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Great Patrotism
30 October 2005 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

Porky Pig learns why the Pledge of Alligence is important when he has a dream of Uncle Sam who tells him about the founding fathers in this educational short. You can practically hear the liberals of today groaning and bitching at the mere prospect of even thinking about watching this short, but it is very well put together and makes one proud to be an American so it accomplishes what it's intended porpoise was. Hell, I still think this short should be shown in classrooms, but that will in all likelihood never happen due to the loony Left 9th Circuit of Appeals in California, although Michael A. Newdow might be happy to get the pre-1954 version of the Pledge back (I strongly doubt that he'd stop at that though). This animated short can be seen on Disc 3 of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 2 and also features an optional commentary by Jerry Bech & Inker and Painter Martha Sigall

My Grade: A

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Release Date:

1 July 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Merrie Melodies: Old Glory See more »

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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