Warner Archive Collection Announce: Porky Pig 101 arrives on DVD September 19!

Warner Bros. first cartoon superstar gets an unprecedented presentation on DVD with the Warner Archive Collection (WAC) release of Porky Pig 101, a compilation of everyone’s favorite pants-less porcine – from his humble ensemble beginnings to a signature starring role in the studio’s premier cartoon series, Looney Tunes. Presented in chronological order, with key commentaries on select shorts, the five-disc Porky Pig 101 will be available September 19, 2017 through wb.com/warnerarchive and your favorite online retailer.

 

From his start as the break-out star of a schoolhouse talent show in I Haven’t Got a Hat to his slimmer, slap-happy sidekick stage alongside Daffy Duck in Porky Pig’s Feat, Porky Pig 101 spotlights the character’s ascent from rascally school gang member to superstar spokespig in this impressive cartoon collection.

 

Porky Pig 101 is another major step in Warner Archive Collection’s expanding footprint in diverse releases drawn from our company’s incredible library of filmed entertainment,” says George Feltenstein, Senior Vice President, Theatrical Catalog, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. “There are a large number of dedicated adult collectors who recognize these animated shorts as essential examples of classic American cinema history, and this wonderful character compendium will particularly appeal to those sophisticated, knowledgeable fans.”

 

Porky Pig 101 arrives from WAC after the long-planned collection’s five-year internal journey, including the restoration and remastering process of 101 animated shorts. Nearly half of these cartoons have had no previous Home Entertainment release in any format. Many have not been seen in decades subsequent to their original theatrical release, or as part of early television-era airings, which came from substandard, edited elements.

 

All of the cartoons in the collection have now undergone varying degrees of remastering from the best available 35mm elements, including archival nitrate sources.

 

“Fans will finally see these cartoons just as they were originally seen in the theaters, and that includes some of these treasured shorts – like Slap Happy Pappy and early Chuck Jones works like Porky’s Prize Pony and Porky’s Ant – that actually haven’t been publicly seen in decades,” Feltenstein explains. “We’re especially proud to make all of these cartoons available in one comprehensive collection.”

 

Porky Pig 101 gives a unique overview not only of the title character, but of the growth and development of the Warner Bros. cartoons, and the incredible animation legends responsible for their creation. That assemblage of Hall of Fame talent includes animators such as Tex Avery, Bob Clampett, Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones, Robert McKimson and Frank Tashlin. Porky Pig 101 also offers insight into the auditory excellence of Warner Bros. cartoons with the impact of Mel Blanc’s arrival at the studio, and his outstanding vocal characterizations leading the studio’s already-impressive array of voice performers, and Carl Stalling’s brilliant musical direction to underscore these shorts with unparalleled wit and acumen.

 

“What sets WB cartoons apart from the rest of the pack are their incredible pacing and dedication to comedy,” Feltenstein says. “These shorts were created to make people laugh, and some eight decades later, they still do just that. This is truly a must-have collection.”

 

Bonus features on Porky Pig 101 include commentary on 13 animated shorts by animation and film experts like historians Jerry Beck and Michael Barrier, notable animators Mark Kausler (Beauty and the Beast) and Eddie Fitzgerald (Tiny Toon Adventures), musicologist Daniel Goldmark, animator/director John Kricfalusi (Ren & Stimpy), renowned inker/painter Martha Sigall, and legendary live-action directors Frank Tashlin (Susan Slept Here, The Glass Bottom Boat) and Joe Dante (Gremlins, Innerspace).

 

The Porky Pig 101 five-disc set includes the following animated shorts:

 

 

Disc One

I Haven’t Got a Hat

Gold Diggers of ’49

Boom Boom

Alpine Antics

Blow Out

Westward Whoa

Plane Dippy

Fish Tales

Shanghaied Shipmates

Porky’s Pet

Porky the Rain-Maker

Porky’s Poultry Plant

Milk and Money

Porky’s Moving Day

Little Beau Porky

The Village Smithy

Porky in the North Woods

Porky the Wrestler

Porky’s Road Race

Picador Porky

 

Disc Two

Porky’s Romance

Porky’s Duck Hunt

Porky and Gabby

Porky’s Building

Porky’s Super Service

Porky’s Badtime Story

Porky’s Railroad

Get Rich Quick Porky

Porky’s Garden

Rover’s Rival

The Case of the Stuttering Pig

Porky’s Double Trouble

Porky’s Hero Agency

Porky’s Poppa

Porky at the Crocadero

What Price Porky

Porky’s Phoney Express

Porky’s Five & Ten

Porky’s Hare Hunt

Injun Trouble

 

Disc Three

Porky the Fireman

Porky’s Party

Porky’s Spring Planting

Porky & Daffy

Wholly Smoke

Porky in Wackyland

Porky’s Naughty Nephew

Porky in Egypt

The Daffy Doc

Porky the Gob

The Lone Stranger and Porky

It’s an Ill Wind

Porky’s Tire Trouble

Porky’s Movie Mystery

Chicken Jitters

Porky and Teabiscuit

Kristopher Kolumbus Jr.

Polar Pals

Scalp Trouble

Old Glory

 

 

 


Disc Four

Porky’s Picnic

Wise Quacks

Porky’s Hotel

Jeepers Creepers

Naughty Neighbors

Pied Piper Porky

Porky the Giant Killer

The Film Fan

Porky’s Last Stand

Africa Squeaks

Ali-Baba Bound

Pilgrim Porky

Slap Happy Pappy

Porky’s Poor Fish

You Ought to Be in Pictures

The Chewin’ Bruin

Porky’s Baseball Broadcast

Patient Porky

Calling Dr. Porky

Prehistoric Porky

 

Disc Five

The Sour Puss

Porky’s Hired Hand

The Timid Toreador

Porky’s Snooze Reel

Porky’s Bear Facts

Porky’s Preview

Porky’s Ant

A Coy Decoy

Porky’s Prize Pony

Meet John Doughboy

We, the Animals – Squeak!

The Henpecked Duck

Notes to You

Robinson Crusoe Jr.

Porky’s Midnight Matinee

Porky’s Pooch

Porky’s Pastry Pirates

Who’s Who in the Zoo

Porky’s Café

Confusions Of A Nutzy Spy

Porky Pig’s Feat

 

 

 

Note: Porky Pig 101 is Intended for the Adult Collector and May Not Be Suitable for Children.

 

PORKY PIG, DAFFY DUCK, BUGS BUNNY and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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