Porky at the Crocadero Review
Porky at the Crocadero is a 1938 animated short film from the Looney Tunes series. It is not great.
In another musical episode, here Porky wants to be the conductor and starts working as a waiter but eventually is asked to conduct too. The series never did the conductors before so in that sense, this film is an original parody. To me the very best sequence is when Porky Pig parodies the various conductors such as Rudy Vallee and Leopold Stokowski. That was an amusing scene which was bound to make the audiences of its time laugh hard.
But the rest of the cartoon never built on that premise. The ending is fine and I absolutely loved the animation and the costumes. All very well done along with the music. The walrus character is also quite memorable. But the “We want music!” bit is overplayed, the film lags in its middle section and it definitely lacks in the humor department.
Porky at the Crocadero has great animation and a really well done beginning, but the rest of the cartoon lags and stumbles.