The Blow Out (1936)

The Blow Out ReviewThe Blow Out Review

The Blow Out is a 1936 animated short film from the Looney Tunes series. It is a truly excellent cartoon.

This is the first solo Porky Pig outing and it is absolutely phenomenal. He sets out to pick dropped things for people on the street so he could get enough money to buy himself ice cream. The Mad Bomber arrives and sets the bomb which is in the alarm clock to destroy the building but Porky thinking it is just a clock picks it up and chases the Bomber to give it back to him. Eventually he inadvertently helps the police capture him and gets enough money to buy himself a lot of ice cream.

Yes, this plot is pretty simplistic, but so incredibly original that I wonder why they haven’t done it before. The juxtaposition of the bomber and Porky’s childlike persona definitely led to such a stellar film and a great scenario perfectly played out for laughs. I loved the voice of the bomber and the animation is pretty good as is the score. The film is funny, exciting and ultimately so well edited and executed.

The Blow Out is funny and original in plot with such fantastic Porky Pig leading to what is without a doubt the best Looney Tunes entry so far.

My Rating – 4.5

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