Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Cartoon a Day: Milk and Money

Milk and Money
Directed by Tex Avery (as Fred Avery)
Available on: Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 5

This was actually yesterday's cartoon. I was having some computer problems last night so I'm a bit behind on blogging about it. In "Milk and Money" Porky Pig is working his father's farm, but it seems that the mortgage is due and Mr. Viper has come to collect. So Porky heads off to the big city with his horse to try and make a fast $10,000.

They first try delivering milk door to door, but they end up getting fired after the horse is bitten by a horse fly and goes nuts causing the destruction of all the milk bottles. They end up going to the horse track where a bite from the same horse fly results in Porky and his horse becoming the winners of the race...and the $10,000 prize. The farm is saved.

This is an interesting short to look at as it is an early example of Tex Avery's direction. There are a few hints at some of the things he would do in some of his later MGM shorts, especially during the horse race sequence. The humor does come in spurts, but this is a pretty funny early Looney Tune.

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