Porky’s Movie Mystery Review
Porky’s Movie Mystery is a 1939 animated short film from the Looney Tunes series. It is a solid, but flawed effort.
Everything about this one screams underutilized and disappointing. You’ve got a cool villain. You’ve got Porky playing a detective. And you’ve got Hollywood. Actually all three of these provided some good scenes here, but when looked at as a whole, it is surprisingly not as effective as it should have been.
Porky is very cool as a detective and I liked him quite a bit. I also really liked that villain and especially how he looks which is fun. I liked the ending as well. But the story is not all that great, the action is too sparse and the film is somewhat tedious and lacking in both energy and gags.
Porky’s Movie Mystery has some very nice elements, but as a whole it is not a particularly effective short.