Porky's Railroad

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Porky's Railroad
Looney Tunes/Porky Pig series
PorkysRailroadTitle.jpg
Title Screen
Directed by Frank Tashlin
Produced by Leon Schlesinger
Voices by Mel Blanc
Billy Bletcher
Music by Carl W. Stalling
Animation by Joe D'Igalo
Robert Bentley
Studio Leon Schlesinger Studios
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s) August 7, 1937
Color process Black and White (later colorized)
Running time 7:15
Language English
Preceded by Porky's Badtime Story
Followed by Get Rich Quick Porky

Plot[edit]

Porky is informed that his beloved Train the 1312 named 'Toots' is to be replaced by a streamline train by the name of 'The Silver Fish'. After the driver of 'The Silver Fish' insults 'Toots', Porky mutters that his train could easily take on the streamline train. The driver agrees to a race that ends with Porky being the victor (thanks to a bull seeking revenge after being previously insulted by Porky) and becoming the new driver of 'The Silver Fish' whilst a battered 'Toots' is on a trailer behind with 'Headin' for the last roundhouse' written on a sign attached to it.

Censorship[edit]

  • On Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network, the scene in which The Silver Fish runs past a blackface "wood-pile" character was cut, as occasionally was the end scene showing Porky becoming the new Silver Fish controller.
  • In the colorized-redrawn version of this cartoon (which also aired on Nickelodeon and a few public domain videos), in addition to the woodpile gag edit, the shot of the Silver Fish zooming into and out of a tunnel making it become inside out was also cut.
  • When Porky his train on the siding stops to let pass an oncoming train, the last wagon will not fit on the siding. In the original version Porky moved his train while passing the other train to avoid derailment of the last wagon. In the colorized-redrawn version Porky didn't move his train, and the oncoming train pushes Porky his train aside.

In Jokes[edit]

During the race, Porky runs over the top of a boat called the 'S.S Leon', a gag dedicated to the cartoon's producer Leon Schlesinger

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