The Blow Out

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The Blow Out
Looney Tunes series
The Blow Out.jpg
Title Card
Directed by Tex Avery
Produced by Leon Schlesinger
Voices by Joe Dougherty
Sara Berner
Lucille LaVerne
Music by Bernard Brown
Animation by Charles Jones
Sid Sutherland
Studio Warner Bros. Cartoons
Distributed by Warner Bros.
The Vitaphone Corporation
Release date(s) April 24, 1936 (USA)
Color process Black & White
Running time 7:30
Language English
Preceded by The Fire Alarm
Followed by Westward Whoa

The Blow Out is a 1936 Looney Tunes animated short film starring Porky Pig. It was directed by Tex Avery.


While a mad bomber is terrorizing the city, Porky Pig (depicted here as a child character) is searching for money in order to buy an ice cream soda. He earns a few cents retrieving lost items for people (such as a cane for an old man and a purse for a society matron) and stumbles upon the bomber's lost bomb. The bomber tries to get away, but ends up getting defeated by Porky's relentless pursuit in trying to give the bomb back. Porky is given a cash reward and treats himself to an ice cream soda feast.

Outside references[edit]

Thomas Pynchon refers to the cartoon involving "Porky Pig and the anarchist" several times in his novels The Crying of Lot 49 (Vintage, 2000, p63) and Gravity's Rainbow.[citation needed]


This is the first solo Porky Pig cartoon.

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