April 14, 2015

"Porky in Egypt"

"Porky in Egypt" (short), 1938. Porky Pig's camel goes mad.

Directed by Robert Clampett. Written by Ernest Gee. Starring Mel Blanc.

Concept: B
Story: D
Characters: I kind of love this camel. B
Dialog: C
Pacing: B
Cinematography: C
Special effects/design: B
Acting: B
Music: A
Enjoyment: I get the feeling this would have been a great cartoon, if you were watching it in 1938. Is it filled with references, or is it filled with non sequitur craziness? Probably both, but without an intimate knowledge of 1930s popular culture, there's no way to understand what's happening. And the internet doesn't seem to be able to clarify any of it for me. C

GPA: 2.6/4

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