Often an Orphan (1949)

  |  Family, Animation, Comedy


Often an Orphan (1949) Poster

Abandoned in the country by his old master, Charlie Dog tries to force himself upon farmer Porky Pig, playing upon his sympathies with a histrionic rendition of the horrors of big-city life.


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16 August 2006 | lee_eisenberg
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| After hearing Charlie Dog say "shut up", who wouldn't want to go around saying it?
Watching "Often an Orphan", it's surprising that Charlie Dog didn't become a regular Looney Tunes character. In this cartoon, he gets abandoned by his master and starts pestering Porky Pig to adopt him. When Porky refuses, Charlie launches into an emotion-manipulating monologue about the horrors of city life. It later turns out that Charlie is smarter than Porky.

So, maybe this wasn't the best Looney Tunes cartoon ever, but it's great just because of how Charlie says "Well then shaddup!" Only Mel Blanc could create a voice like that. Worth seeing. And I guess that you could say that Porky puts on a few "pounds" at the end.

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Genres

Family | Animation | Comedy | Short

Details

Release Date:

13 August 1949

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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