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You Ought to Be in Pictures (1940)

Approved | | Animation, Family, Comedy | 18 May 1940 (USA)
Daffy Duck convinces Porky Pig to quit the cartoon biz and try his luck in the features. Porky's adventures begin when he tries to enter the studio.

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Daffy Duck convinces an unwilling Porky Pig to quit his job with Leon Schlesinger. Why be a cartoon actor, Daffy says, when you can be leading man opposite Bette Davis? Schlesinger lets Porky go, but he is confident Porky will be back. Porky's adventures begin when he tries to get past the guard at the studio gate. He manages it by disguising himself as Oliver Hardy, but he has more trouble ahead. Meanwhile, Daffy tries to convince Schlesinger that he should take over Porky's starring roles. Daffy's scheme backfires when Porky returns to get his old job back. Written by J. Spurlin

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The title is based on the song "You Ought to Be in Pictures" by Dana Suesse and Edward Heyman. See more »

Goofs

Shadow of a camera can be seen on wall, while Porky Pig beats up Daffy Duck for revenge, off-screen, just after returning to Warner Brothers' animation studio and asks Leon Schlesinger of his contract. See more »

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[first lines]
Animator: Lunch!
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In the same frame as the opening WB shield, the copyright year (1940) is listed incorrectly as MCMXXXX, not MCMXL. See more »

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References The Telegraph Trail (1933) See more »

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Concert in the Park
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Written by Cliff Friend and Dave Franklin
Sung by Daffy Duck as "I'd Be Famous on the Screen"
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before "Who Framed Roger Rabbit", there was...
17 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

"You Ought to Be in Pictures" was made when the Looney Tunes were still in their infancy, but it's just about as good as their most famous cartoons. While the animators are out to lunch, Daffy Duck convinces Porky Pig that cartoons aren't for him and that he should work in feature films. But when Porky tries to enter a studio, the security guard (played by writer Michael Maltese) throws him out. After a few more mishaps, Porky finally decides to get revenge on Daffy.

Man, they pulled no punches when making these cartoons. And even though mixing live action with animation was a new thing, they really accomplished something cool.


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