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The Film Fan (1939)

Porky Pig is on his way to the store to pick up some groceries for his mother when he walks by a sign saying that the local movie theater is having a "kids admitted free" day. The excited ... See full summary »

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Robert Clampett, Friz Freleng (uncredited)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Porky Pig / Theater Usher / Cold Promise / Professor Widebottom / Sterling (voice) (uncredited)
Billy Bletcher ... Narrator / Masked Marvel (voice) (uncredited)
Robert C. Bruce Robert C. Bruce ... Coming Attractions Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Porky Pig is on his way to the store to pick up some groceries for his mother when he walks by a sign saying that the local movie theater is having a "kids admitted free" day. The excited Porky rushes in and views a series of spoofs of newsreels, movie trailers, feature films, and even the Lone Ranger! Written by Jon Cooke <cooke@megalink.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Film Fan See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

A movie poster (seen around 1:50) advertises "Ahs of a Wizard" -- a word play on The Wizard of Oz, released in the same year, 1939, by a rival studio. See more »

Alternate Versions

This cartoon was colorized in 1968 by having every other frame traced over onto a cel. Each redrawn cel was painted in color and then photographed over a colored reproduction of each original background. Needless to say, the animation quality dropped considerably from the original version with this method. The cartoon was colorized again in 1992, this time with a computer adding color to a new print of the original black and white cartoon. This preserved the quality of the original animation. See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Old Maid (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

There's a Brand New Picture in My Picture Frame
(uncredited)
Written by Dave Franklin and Cliff Friend
Sung by a chorus as "There's a Brand New Show That's Opening Today"
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Worth a watch, although it pales in comparison to 'She Was an Acrobat's Daughter'
3 November 2008 | by phantom_tollboothSee all my reviews

Bob Clampett's 'The Film Fan' is one of the early Porky Pig cartoons in which Porky is still cast as a little boy. Sent on an errand by his mother and told to come straight home, Porky can't resist going to the cinema. So begins another of the many cinema-set Warner Bros. cartoons. 'The Film Fan' has some nice moments in it, especially the visual gags involving sardine-can-like public transport, a deflating building and an arcade crane machine, but for the most part it is overshadowed by Friz Freleng's 'She Was an Acrobat's Daughter' from two years previously. 'The Film Fan' borrows a few gags from that cartoon but doesn't pull them off nearly as well and, overall, it doesn't evoke a sense of being in the cinema like Freleng's cartoon did so well. Also, as is the case with many of his early starring roles, Porky is almost completely unnecessary and barely features between the gags. His sole purpose seems to be to set up the closing gag and to provide the cartoon with a star name, even if that star spends the majority of the cartoon off screen. Nevertheless, Porky fills the role as well as any other character could have done and there's enough good material here (including a very funny spoof of The Lone Ranger towards the end) to make 'The Film Fan' worth a watch, if not exactly worthy of ecstatic recommendation.


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