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Trap Happy Porky
Traphappyporky
Directed By: Chuck Jones
Produced By: Eddie Selzer
Released: February 24, 1945
Series: Looney Tunes
Story: Tedd Pierce
Animation: Ken Harris
Ben Washam (uncredited)
Layouts:
Backgrounds:
Film Editor: Treg Brown (uncredited)
Voiced By: Mel Blanc (uncredited)
The Sportsmen Quartet (uncredited)
Music: Carl W. Stalling
Starring: Porky Pig
Hubie and Bertie
Claude Cat
Drunk Cats
Hector the Bulldog
Preceded By: The Unruly Hare
Succeeded By: Life with Feathers
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Trap Happy Porky (1945)

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Trap Happy Porky

Trap Happy Porky is a 1945 Looney Tunes cartoon directed by Chuck Jones starring Porky Pig, Hubie and Bertie, an early design of Claude Cat and a prototype Hector the Bulldog. In the Chuck Jones' Mouse Chronicles DVD/Blu-ray, the original title were restored to the cartoon, replacing the Blue Ribbon re-issue titles.

Plot

Porky is being disturbed by mice, which is causing him to lose sleep. He hires a cat in order to get rid of the mice, but things don't go as well as he planned - as the cat gets drunk and disturb his sleep.

Trivia

  • This is the second appearance of Hubie and Bertie, and their first appearance in the Looney Tunes series. In this cartoon, however, they are depicted as unnamed generic mice, indistinguishable except for fur color. None of them talk in this cartoon, except for one line said by one of them in one scene; "I'm only 3-and-a-1/2 years old". They only appear in the first half of this cartoon.
  • This is the only cartoon Hubie and Bertie paired with Porky Pig. This is also the only cartoon where Claude Cat is Porky's pet cat, and the only cartoon where all four aforementioned characters are paired together.
  • Unusually in this cartoon, Claude Cat is depicted as a smart and resourceful feline as opposed to the dimwitted and neurotic feline he was in other appearances, and both Hubie and Bertie lose to Claude Cat.
  • The Rube Goldberg-esque contraption would be seen again in the 1947 Sylvester and Tweety cartoon Tweetie Pie, where Sylvester uses it to catch Tweety, except that the bait used in bird seed instead of cheese, and unlike the contraption depicted in this cartoon which is successful, the contraption seen in Tweetie Pie fails as it injures Sylvester instead (Co-incidently both Trap Happy Porky and Tweetie Pie were written by Tedd Pierce).
  • The mouse that robs the trap Porky sets out quotes Baby Snooks' line, "I'm only three and a half years old". However, as house mice are adults at an age of fifty days and have a short lifespan of two to three years, a three and a half year old mouse would be a geriatric case.

Censorship

  • The opening shot, of the sign stating "Uncle Tom's Cabins: Boarders Taken (For All They've Got!)", is cut on Cartoon Network, Boomerang and The WB!, although it has aired uncut on Cartoon Network and Boomerang channels outside of the United States (and at least one showing of this short on Cartoon Network's Looney Tunes compilation show in the United States has aired this cartoon with the "Uncle Tom's Cabins: Boarders Taken For All They've Got" establishing shot intact in 2009, though it is unknown whether this was a mistake or intentional).
  • The version on the former WB network also edits the part where the cats drunkenly sing "Moonlight Bay" to remove all of them pausing in the middle of the song to down some more cider.

Gallery

Porky Pig Cartoons
1935 I Haven't Got A HatGold Diggers of '49
1936 Plane DippyAlpine AnticsThe Phantom ShipBoom BoomThe Blow OutWestward WhoaFish TalesShanghaied ShipmatesPorky's PetPorky the RainmakerPorky's Poultry PlantPorky's Moving DayMilk and MoneyLittle Beau PorkyThe Village SmithyPorky in the North WoodsBoulevardier from the Bronx
1937 Porky the WrestlerPorky's Road RacePicador PorkyPorky's RomancePorky's Duck HuntPorky and GabbyPorky's BuildingPorky's Super ServicePorky's Badtime StoryPorky's RailroadGet Rich Quick PorkyPorky's GardenRover's RivalThe Case of the Stuttering PigPorky's Double TroublePorky's Hero Agency
1938 Porky's PoppaPorky at the CrocaderoWhat Price PorkyPorky's Phoney ExpressPorky's Five and TenPorky's Hare HuntInjun TroublePorky the FiremanPorky's PartyWholly SmokePorky in WackylandPorky's Naughty NephewPorky in EgyptThe Daffy DocPorky the Gob
1939 The Lone Stranger and PorkyIt's an Ill WindPorky's Tire TroublePorky's Movie MysteryChicken JittersPorky and TeabiscuitKristopher Kolumbus Jr.Polar PalsScalp TroubleOld GloryPorky's PicnicWise QuacksPorky's HotelJeepers CreepersNaughty NeighborsPied Piper PorkyPorky the Giant KillerThe Film Fan
1940 Porky's Last StandAfrica SqueaksAli-Baba BoundPilgrim PorkySlap Happy PappyPorky's Poor FishYou Ought to Be in PicturesThe Chewin' BruinPorky's Baseball BroadcastPatient PorkyCalling Dr. PorkyPrehistoric PorkyThe Sour PussPorky's Hired HandThe Timid Toreador
1941 Porky's Snooze ReelPorky's Bear FactsPorky's PreviewPorky's AntA Coy DecoyPorky's Prize PonyWe, The Animals - Squeak!The Henpecked DuckNotes to YouRobinson Crusoe Jr.Porky's Midnight MatineePorky's Pooch
1942 Porky's Pastry PiratesWho's Who in the ZooPorky's CafeMy Favorite Duck
1943 Confusions of a Nutzy SpyYankee Doodle DaffyPorky Pig's FeatA Corny Concerto
1944 Tom Turk and DaffyTick Tock TuckeredSwooner CroonerDuck Soup to NutsSlightly DaffyBrother Brat
1945 Trap Happy PorkyWagon Heels
1946 Baby BottleneckDaffy DoodlesKitty KorneredThe Great Piggy Bank RobberyMouse Menace
1947 One Meat BrawlLittle Orphan Airedale
1948 Daffy Duck Slept HereNothing But The ToothThe Pest That Came to DinnerRiff Raffy DaffyScaredy Cat
1949 Awful OrphanPorky ChopsPaying the PiperDaffy Duck HuntCurtain RazorOften an OrphanDough For The Do-DoBye, Bye Bluebeard
1950 Boobs in the WoodsThe Scarlet PumpernickelAn Egg ScrambleGolden YeggsThe DuckstersDog Collared
1951 The Wearing of the GrinDrip-Along DaffyThe Prize Pest
1952 Thumb FunCracked QuackFool Coverage
1953 Duck Dodgers In The 24½th Century
1954 Claws for AlarmMy Little Duckaroo
1955 Jumpin' JupiterDime to Retire
1956 Rocket SquadDeduce, You Say
1957 Boston Quackie
1958 Robin Hood Daffy
1959 China Jones
1961 Daffy's Inn Trouble
1965 Corn on the Cop
1966 Mucho Locos
1980 Duck Dodgers and the Return of the 24½th Century
1996 Superior Duck
2004 My Generation G-G-Gap

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