One Meat Brawl

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One Meat Brawl
Merrie Melodies (Porky Pig) series
Directed by Robert McKimson
Produced by Edward Selzer
Story by Warren Foster
Voices by Mel Blanc
Stan Freberg
Music by Carl Stalling
Milt Franklyn (uncredited)
Animation by Cal Dalton
Rod Scribner
Manny Gould
Arthur Davis (uncr.)
Don Williams (uncr.)
Dick Bickenbach (uncr.)
Fred Abranz (uncr.)
Anatolle Kirsanoff (uncr.)
Izzy Ellis (uncr.)[1]
Layouts by Cornett Wood
Backgrounds by Richard H. Thomas
Studio Warner Bros. Cartoons
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date(s) January 18, 1947 (1947-01-18)
Color process Technicolor
Running time 7 minutes
Language English

One Meat Brawl is a 1947 Porky Pig cartoon directed by Robert McKimson. (The title is a takeoff on the popular song "One Meat Ball.") It also stars Barnyard Dawg as Mandrake.

Plot[edit]

In a forest dwells Grover Groundhog and today is Groundhog Day. Grover Groundhog does a dance with his shadow saying that his shadow means nothing in relation to the weather forecast. A radio broadcast prompts Grover to leave his burrow for photographers to see if his shadow appears or not. Upon leaving his burrow the cameras switch to guns (revealing the pretend photographers are hunters) and begin firing at Grover, but he manages to retreat.

Porky and his dog Mandrake are hunting for a groundhog as well. Mandrake's first searching attempt only has him retrieve a boot. While Mandrake lingers in the woods, Grover gives him a fright. Mandrake recognises Grover as a groundhog and begins chasing him (even after Grover bribes him). Grover starts scolding Mandrake and making a sad story. This makes Mandrake oppose Porky's hunting, until Porky snaps him out of it. Before resuming the chase, Porky's dons a pair of earmuffs on Mandrake, but Grover tells another sad story through a microphone into the earmuffs. As Porky scolds Mandrake, the dog pretends to commit suicide with a water pistol. Porky gives Mandrake a final chance to catch the groundhog. Grover tricks Mandrake into eating a bone so that Porky thinks he ate the groundhog. As Porky confronts Mandrake, Grover whispers a sad story to pass on to Mandrake. Mandrake snaps Porky out of his tears and Grover runs off. All three of them rush into Grover's home and their fighting is actually shown to be shadow boxing, with Porky explaining, "This way, no one gets hurt!"

Availability[edit]

One Meat Brawl is available on Looney Tunes Super Stars' Porky & Friends: Hilarious Ham DVD release in its 1995 dubbed version format. It is the only one not to have a new transfer as no restoration process was created.

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