March 18, 2015

"Porky the Fireman"

"Porky the Fireman" (short), 1938. Porky Pig is a fireman.

Directed by Frank Tashlin. Written by Melvin Millar. Starring Mel Blanc.

Concept: D
Story: D
Characters: C
Dialog: C
Pacing: A
Cinematography: C
Special effects/design: C
Acting: C
Music: A
Enjoyment: Gag-oriented and whimsical, with great comedic timing. And then, near the end, extremely racist. If it weren't for those few seconds of awful, it might have been one of the better cartoons of the era. C

GPA: 2.2/4

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