Monday 6 March 2023

The Monster of Wackyland

Porky reacts after hearing a slobbering, screeching monster comes out of the umbrella trees in Porky in Wackyland (1938).

Porky turns around in mid-air in a cycle of eight drawings, one per frame. Here are some of them as the monster (growls provided by Billy Bletcher) emerges.

Closer and closer the menace comes (Porky’s plane is cowering).

Instead of pouncing, the monster (now voiced by Mel Blanc) femininely says “Boo!”

Off it goes, skipping into the forest, singing “La-la-la.”

Norm McCabe and Izzy Ellis appear in the animation credits. My guess is Bobe Cannon worked on this as there’s a reference to him in the cartoon, perhaps along with Jack Carey. There are no background, story or layout credits.


  1. A Daliesque masterpiece and by far the best of Clampett's Black and White Porky films.

  2. Hans Christian Brando7 March 2023 at 18:30

    Anyone want to admit to preferring the Technicolor remake "Dough for the Do-Do"? In that one, someone (Porky?) gives the monster a wolf whistle as it prances off.

    1. Guess I can't agree, but I always enjoy Artie Davis!