Friday, November 12, 2010
Title: Pied Piper Porky
Studio: Warner Bros.
John Carey & Dave Hoffman
Carl W. Stalling
Series: Looney Tunes
Running time (of viewed version): 7:00
Synopsis: Porky fails to catch the last rat, and leaves it to a cat.
Comments: Silhouettes in the title card. Yet another intro text Clampett cartoon, text followed by an establishing shot pan (also with text over it), and a final push in. Followed by a push in on another shot, followed by more text; with a down pan on it, yet. Hmmm. That last text has a double World's Fair joke: "Weather Report San Francisco ... Fair, New York .... Fair, See both fairs for $10.00." The rat has good movement. Another cartoon that has its meat after the end of another story, even more so than in Naughty Neighbors. The rat seems to be black, and refers to Porky as boss; he might be intended as a Rochester vocal caricature. The cat has very human fingers in one shot. There's much camera movement in the chase scene; impressively pulled off. Ape cat. Very low shot of Porky. Incidentally, the cat seems to be named Herman. Incidentally, Porky almost disappears form the cartoon once the cat appears. Ditch that title character guys, it's 1939. The characters themselves aren't very good looking.