Porky Pig Porky Pig is a Cartoon Figure from Warner Studios. It is an anthropomorphic, slow-lipped and good natured piggy, starring in the series of animated Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies. His most famous act is “Th-th-that’s all folks!” When every episode of the Looney Tunes series ends.
Porky Pig was born from the pen of Bob Clébet and first appeared in film in Fritz Freleng’s film “I Have not Got a Hat,” which premièred on March 2, 1935. His name was taken from two director’s twin classmates, Porky and Piggy. “There were two unusual names that were engraved in my memory. So at the first opportunity I used them in our new hero, “said Freleng in an interview.
Although he was a protagonist in Freleng’s film, Porky immediately stood out and became the undisputed Warner star. His stay at the top kept very little. When the great cartoonist Tex Avery placed Porky next to his new hero, Duffy Duck, creating one of the most famous twins in the cartoon world, the black scandal duck was the one who stole the glory from the wretched, calm and shy piggy . Porky, however, was the only one who could curb Duffy Duck’s permanently out of control.
Duffy Duck’ succeeded Bugs Bunny at the top in the 1940s and Porky Pig has since remained a protagonist in the world of Warner’s heroes. In 1944 he won his only Oscar nomination, with Frank Taslin’s The Swooner Crowner. On October 1, 2001, the US Post Office honored him with the issue of a commemorative stamp.
Porky Pie played in more than 160 short and feature films. Many of these films are included in the series “The Porky Pig Show” and “Porky Pig and Friends”, often screened by television and featured on the video. In recent years he has appeared twice on the big screen, in the films “Who framed Roger Rabbit” (Robert Zemeckis, 1988)
and Looney Tunes: Back to Action (Joe Dante, 2003)..