• Warning: Spoilers
    "Old Glory" is an American cartoon from 1930, so two more years and this one has its 80th anniversary. Maybe it already did by the time you read my review. Anyway, this may seem like generic cartoon comedy when you see the names Jones and Blanc here, but taking another look at the year, the names and characters, it becomes obvious that we are quickly approaching the era of political cartoons and even if it is probably not a propaganda work yet unless some other WB / Schlesinger cartoons from the years of WWII, it is really full of politics. Porky struggles with motivation and appreciation for the Pledge of Allegiance. But Uncle Sam appears in his dream and leads him to the "right" path. Overall, not a very smart or funny cartoon sadly. And I also would not say it offers historic insight on a level where it could be a good watch for pupils or even students. The only perspective I can see it being worth the watch is to check out how mass media in Europe, America and Japan changed people's minds in the first half of the 20th century, especially between 1933 and 1945. I give these 9 minutes a thumbs-down. Not recommended.