Porky in the North Woods Review
Porky in the North Woods is a 1936 animated short film from the Looney Tunes series. It is a solid film.
There isn’t anything particularly original or inventive here aside from its technical aspects, but more on that later. Porky is not as memorable here as the other characters were, especially the very cool villain. I thought the mountain setting was very well used and the film is atmospheric, but not particularly exciting or funny.
But the cinematography is truly excellent as those scenes that hinted its villain were just terrific and so creepy for a cartoon. The animation is excellent, the score is solid, but the camera angles make this film really pop out and make it inventive. Overall, 1936 was a solid year for Looney Tunes and Merry Melodies with some great films, but also some mediocrities. It was truly a transitional year for Warner Bros.
Porky in the North Woods solidly closes off the year with a good atmosphere and some excellent cinematography at display.