I Go Pogo (1980)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Political Satire  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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This animated feature originally surfaced in theatres-albeit very, very briefly-under the fuller title Pogo for President: I Go Pogo. Walt Kelly's fabled comic-strip characters prepare for the upcoming Okefenokee Swamp elections. The swamp's "Favorite Son" is none other than Pogo Possum, who is recruited as potential White House material by his chums Albert the Alligator, Howland Owl and Porky Pine. Filmed in a stop-motion process, I Go Pogo seems a bit too slick for Kelly's rough-hewn characters. The best bit involves Porky Pine's dextrous shell game, with Jonathan Winters providing the voice for the nimble-fingered Mr. Pine. Other voices include Skip Hinnant (as Pogo), Vincent Price, Stan Freberg, Jimmy Breslin, Arnold Stang, and Ruth Buzzi.



President, Americana, political-campaign