Porky's Poultry Plant

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Porky's Poultry Plant
Directed byFrank Tashlin
Produced byLeon Schlesinger
StarringJoe Dougherty
Tedd Pierce
Music byCarl Stalling
Animation byDon Williams
Volney White
Color processBlack and White
Distributed byWarner Brothers Pictures
Release date
August 22, 1936 (USA)
Running time

Porky's Poultry Plant is a 1936 Looney Tunes cartoon directed by Frank Tashlin starring Porky Pig. The music was composed by Carl Stalling. It was released on August 22, 1936. It is most noted for its dramatic camera angles and filmic techniques typically seen in live-action movies, something Tashlin specialised in.


Porky Pig is running his own poultry plant consisting of chickens, chicks, ducks and geese. Porky does his daily morning corn feeding. Later Porky sadly looks at photos of some of his chickens all taken away by a chicken-hawk and he shakes his fists at the poster of said chicken-hawk, vowing to get it once and for all.

Soon that very chicken-hawk approaches the poultry plant. Porky raises the alarm and all birds manage to hide except one little chick. The mother hen Henrietta notices that one of her chicks is missing and the chicken-hawk has taken him away. Porky drives his airplane out of the barn and pursues the chicken-hawk. After Porky blows off some tail feathers, the chicken-hawk calls for reinforcements from other chicken-hawks. The whole squadron almost has Porky crash landing but Porky retaliates and the rescue for the chicken becomes a football game. Porky rescues the chick and expels smoke on the chicken-hawk squadron. As the squadron falls, the hens dig a hole and bury the squadron after they land in.

As Porky lands his plane, there seems to be another chicken-hawk circling around, but it's only Porky's weather vane.


This short is on the Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 4 DVD box set on Tuesday, November 14, 2006.

This short is on the Porky Pig 101 DVD box set on Tuesday, September 19, 2017.

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