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Brother Brat (1944)

Approved | | Family, Animation, Short | 15 July 1944 (USA)
A "Rosie the Riveter" type is in need of a baby-sitter for her awful child. The only person available is a clueless Porky Pig. His only instructions are to use a book of child psychology. ... See full summary »

Director:

Frank Tashlin

Writer:

Melvin Millar (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Bea Benaderet ... Baby Butch's Mom (voice) (uncredited)
Mel Blanc ... Porky Pig / Baby Butch (voice) (uncredited)
Robert C. Bruce Robert C. Bruce ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

A "Rosie the Riveter" type is in need of a baby-sitter for her awful child. The only person available is a clueless Porky Pig. His only instructions are to use a book of child psychology. After fruitless attempts to control the brat, his mother returns to show Porky how to use the book - as a paddle on his little behind. Written by Mike Konczewski

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pinup | pig | brat | spanking | cat hissing | See All (12) »


Certificate:

Approved
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bereit zum Kampf See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The face of Baby Butch's Mom appears to have been modeled after Bea Benadaret, the actress who supplied her voice. See more »

Quotes

Woman: You wanna help the United Nations, don't ya? You want those ships and planes roll off the assembly line, don't ya? You want those Nazis and Japs bombed off the earth, don't ya?
Porky Pig: I h-hate Hitl-Hitl-Shicklegruber and Toj-Toj...
Woman: Then mind my kid. Here, this might help you.
[Gives Porky a book]
Porky Pig: [Reads cover] Ch-Ch-Child Psychology.
Woman: Now I can go weld planes. We gotta have planes, you know.
[acts like a plane taking off, then flies off like one]
Porky Pig: S-Say, she's a character.
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Alternate Versions

Baby Butche's impersonation of Winston Churchill is absent on the Cartoon Network version. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Brother Rat (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
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"You want to help the United Nations, don't cha?"
7 August 2016 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Funny Porky Pig short directed by Frank Tashlin. It's World War II and many women are pitching in by going to work while the men are overseas. A female factory worker bullies Porky into babysitting her child. The kid turns out to be a tough little character who gives Porky more than he bargained for. Great voice work from Mel Blanc and Bea Benadaret. Nice music from Carl Stalling. The animation is beautiful, particularly the early parts talking about the women helping with the war effort at home. Some really nicely drawn stuff here. The colors are also lovely throughout. It's a fun short with some memorable gags and lines. The kid and his mom outshine Porky though.


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