Oct 022017

This is a great collection of Porky Pig cartoons, 101 in fact, and just an all around excellent set for any fan of the character or animation style.



Porky Pig
– 101 Classic Warner Bros. Animated Shorts –


Genre(s): Animation, Comedy
Warner Archive | NR – 743 min. – $47.99 | September 19, 2017

Date Published: 10/02/2017 | Author: The Movieman


Directed by:
Writer(s): Various
Cast: Various
Features: Episode Commentaries, Storyboards
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: DVD
Number of Discs: 5
Audio: English (Dolby Digital 1.0)
Video: Full Frame 1.33
Subtitles: None
Region(s): NA



Warner Bros. first cartoon superstar, everyone’s favorite pantless porcine, Porky Pig, takes center stage. From his humble beginnings as the breakout star of a schoolhouse talent show in ‘I Haven’t Got a Hat’ to his slimmer, slaphappy sidekick stage alongside Daffy Duck in ‘Porky Pig’s Fear’, across Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes, in two-strip Technicolor and scintillating black and white, Porky’s ascent from rascally school gang member to superstar spokespig is fully on display in this collection.

Quick Hit Review: To be honest, I’m more of a Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck fan, with some Elmer Fudd thrown in for humorous measure, so Porky Pig was never a favorite of mine, but I still found the character, on his own, relatively funny and in this collection there are some solid bronze humor and with an astounding 101 episodes, some not exactly PC today, so perhaps parents might want to skip those if watching with the kids, any fan of the character should be more than pleased with what was compiled here.



This 5-disc set comes housed in a standard-sized DVD case.

Episode Commentaries – ‘I Haven’t Got a Hat’, ‘Porky’s Poultry Plant’, ‘Porky in the North Woods’, ‘Porky’s Revenge’, ‘The Case of the Stuttering Pig’, ‘Porky at the Crocadero’, ‘Porky’s Party’, ‘Wholly Smoke’, ‘Porky in Wackyland’, ‘The Daffy Doc’, ‘Old Glory’, ‘You Ought to be in Pictures’, ‘Porky’s Preview’, ‘Porky Pig’s Feat’

Amazingly, there are 14 tracks included here from a variety of people as they look at different aspects of the episodes including cultural and style.

Storyboards – ‘Porky’s Party’ (13:07) and ‘Porky’s Poor Fish’ (8:35) are looks at the early concepts for the episode.

Porky’s Breakdowns (0:54) has the character hammering a nail and attempting to say, ‘Son of a Bitch’… which, spoiler, he does at the end.


VIDEO – 3.5/5, AUDIO – 3.0/5

Each episode of Porky Pig arrives on DVD-R via Warner’s Archive Collection presented in its originally televised 1.33 full frame aspect ratio while the Dolby Digital Mono track is serviceable with only minor pops and hisses, but dialogue comes through clearly enough.

OVERALL – 3.75/5

Overall, this is a great collection of Porky Pig cartoons, 101 in fact, and just an all around excellent set for any fan of the character or animation style. To go along with that, there are 14 episode commentary tracks and some early storyboards on two of the episodes. It might be somewhat pricey for DVD-R (at the time of this writing, it is $35), but worth it for fans.


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