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Awful Orphan (1949)

Porky Pig's quiet life in his high-rise apartment building is rudely disrupted when an obnoxious mutt sneaks in and refuses to leave.

Director:

Chuck Jones (as Charles M. Jones)

Writer:

Michael Maltese (story)

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Porky Pig / Charlie Dog / Neighbor / Delivery Man (voice)
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Storyline

Once again, the pushy pooch Charlie Dog tries to get an unwilling Porky Pig to be his master, first by sneaking into the house in a bird cage. Later, Charlie's antics get Porky punched out by the upstairs neighbor. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cão Órfão See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The dog's greeting "How do you do?" is a parody of a radio and movie character called "The Mad Russian", played by character actor Bert Gordon. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Delivery Man: ACME pet store. Your canary, sir.
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Connections

Featured in The Bugs Bunny Show: What's Up Dog? (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock-a-Bye Baby
(uncredited)
Written by Effie I. Canning
Played when Charlie is in the basket
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not awful at all
24 November 2004 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

Porky Pig orders a bird from the local animal shelter, and the deliveryman gives him a birdcage with a blanket over it, but when he lifts up the sheet over the birdcage there's Charlie Dog smooshed in the cage. What follows is an amusing game of cat and mouse that's akin to Tom and Jerry, but in this case Dog and Pig that pushes the put upon pig pass the breaking point. A funny short, if not an exactly memorable one. But I did enjoy it and some of the gags are pretty damn funny, if i do say so myself. This funny cartoon can be found on Disk 3 of the "Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 1" (which you should buy NOW, if you still don't own it)

My Grade: B


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