Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Title: Porky's Hotel
Studio: Warner Bros.
Norman McCabe - John Carey
Carl W. Stalling
Series: Looney Tunes
Running time (of viewed version): 6:42
Synopsis: Porky has a hotel, where Mr Gouty stays and where young Gabby Duck makes a nuisance of himself.
Comments: Jaunty '30s tune for the hotel. The limo front stretches while moving, in contravention to Einstein's theory of relativity (no, that's just a joke; it would need to be traveling at near light speed for the compression). I assume a mechanized wheelchair was not an actual thing in 1939. The little duck Gabby looks a bunch like Donald (ironic, as there is a goat, named Mr. Gouty, and Gabby had been the name of Porky's goat co-star awhile before). There's a painting of John Smith about to be beheaded; was that a standard painting, or is that a gag? The cuckoo has the Squiggy voice. This is a cast thumping cartoon, as a Tweety, Sylvester and dog cartoon would eventually be. Modern Porky closing. The cartoon starts with an establishing shot of a town, followed by a sign. This is common Clampett practice. Porky gets ditched, but not as badly as sometimes. There's an Esquire-y painting in the background of the hotel lobby. Gabby looks more like Gandy Goose when he smacks his own bill.