Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Released primarily to Saturday matinees and video stores, Porky Pig in Hollywood is a compilation of vintage Warner Bros. cartoons directed by Tex Avery, Bob Clampett, Frank Tashlin, Chuck Jones and Fritz Freleng (who assembled this collection). At least three of the six cartoons herein are tenuously connected by a "Hollywood" theme. These include Porky's Preview (1941), in which the plucky pig draws his own stick-figure cartoons; Porky's Movie Mystery (1938), wherein Our Hero travels under the guise of Japanese sleuth Mr. Motto; and the classic You Oughta Be in Pictures (1940), which combines the animated Porky and Daffy Duck with live action footage show in and around the Warner Bros. cartoon studio. The remaining cartoons are a mixed bag, with The Daffy Doc (1938) the pick of the litter. Porky Pig in Hollywood was released in glorious black and white, bypassing the clumsily colorized versions of these cartoons which now make the TV rounds.
life, meeting, pig