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The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes Comedy Hour - Official Warner Press Release for 5-DVD 'Porky Pig 101' Set


Available from the Warner Archive Collection next Tuesday, September 19th

Posted by David Lambert
9/13/2017
 
Porky Pig 101

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


WARNER ARCHIVE COLLECTION CELEBRATES
THE FIRST WARNER BROS. CARTOON SUPERSTAR

PORKY PIG 101

COMING SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 TO DVD

BELOVED THEATRICAL SHORTS FROM 1935-43
TO MAKE LONG-AWAITED OFFICIAL DEBUT
ON HOME ENTERTAINMENT

FIVE-DISC COLLECTION INCLUDES
MANY CARTOONS UNSEEN IN 50+ YEARS



BURBANK, CA (September 12, 2017) - 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
    1. I Haven't Got a Hat
    2. Gold Diggers of '49
    3. Boom Boom
    4. Alpine Antics
    5. Blow Out
    6. Westward Whoa
    7. Plane Dippy
    8. Fish Tales
    9. Shanghaied Shipmates
    10. Porky's Pet
    11. Porky the Rain-Maker
    12. Porky's Poultry Plant
    13. Milk and Money
    14. Porky's Moving Day
    15. Little Beau Porky
    16. The Village Smithy
    17. Porky in the North Woods
    18. Porky the Wrestler
    19. Porky's Road Race
    20. Picador Porky

  • Disc Two
    1. Porky's Romance
    2. Porky's Duck Hunt
    3. Porky and Gabby
    4. Porky's Building
    5. Porky's Super Service
    6. Porky's Badtime Story
    7. Porky's Railroad
    8. Get Rich Quick Porky
    9. Porky's Garden
    10. Rover's Rival
    11. The Case of the Stuttering Pig
    12. Porky's Double Trouble
    13. Porky's Hero Agency
    14. Porky's Poppa
    15. Porky at the Crocadero
    16. What Price Porky
    17. Porky's Phoney Express
    18. Porky's Five & Ten
    19. Porky's Hare Hunt
    20. Injun Trouble

  • Disc Three
    1. Porky the Fireman
    2. Porky's Party
    3. Porky's Spring Planting
    4. Porky & Daffy
    5. Wholly Smoke
    6. Porky in Wackyland
    7. Porky's Naughty Nephew
    8. Porky in Egypt
    9. The Daffy Doc
    10. Porky the Gob
    11. The Lone Stranger and Porky
    12. It's an Ill Wind
    13. Porky's Tire Trouble
    14. Porky's Movie Mystery
    15. Chicken Jitters
    16. Porky and Teabiscuit
    17. Kristopher Kolumbus Jr.
    18. Polar Pals
    19. Scalp Trouble
    20. Old Glory

  • Disc Four
    1. Porky's Picnic
    2. Wise Quacks
    3. Porky's Hotel
    4. Jeepers Creepers
    5. Naughty Neighbors
    6. Pied Piper Porky
    7. Porky the Giant Killer
    8. The Film Fan
    9. Porky's Last Stand
    10. Africa Squeaks
    11. Ali-Baba Bound
    12. Pilgrim Porky
    13. Slap Happy Pappy
    14. Porky's Poor Fish
    15. You Ought to Be in Pictures
    16. The Chewin' Bruin
    17. Porky's Baseball Broadcast
    18. Patient Porky
    19. Calling Dr. Porky
    20. Prehistoric Porky

  • Disc Five
    1. The Sour Puss
    2. Porky's Hired Hand
    3. The Timid Toreador
    4. Porky's Snooze Reel
    5. Porky's Bear Facts
    6. Porky's Preview
    7. Porky's Ant
    8. A Coy Decoy
    9. Porky's Prize Pony
    10. Meet John Doughboy
    11. We, the Animals - Squeak!
    12. The Henpecked Duck
    13. Notes to You
    14. Robinson Crusoe Jr.
    15. Porky's Midnight Matinee
    16. Porky's Pooch
    17. Porky's Pastry Pirates
    18. Who's Who in the Zoo
    19. Porky's Café
    20. Confusions Of A Nutzy Spy
    21. 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 (c)Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Warner Archive Collection (WAC) continues to serve as host to some of the most beloved films, television series and animated entertainment in history - and many are now available on Blu-ray. WAC's canon runs the gamut from restored and remastered Blu-ray classics such as The Americanization of Emily, The Big Sleep, The Great Race, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Victor/Victoria and Yankee Doodle Dandy to adored TV offerings such as Longmire (on Blu-ray), Alice and Family Matters (on DVD) to feature-length animated films, including the recent Blu-ray release of Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, to animated TV series headed by recent Blu-ray releases such as Justice League Unlimited and Young Justice and a wealth of classic animated series on DVD including dozens of Hanna-Barbera classics. WAC offerings can be found via wb.com/warnerarchive and your favorite online retailer.


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