The Swing Shift Shuffle is a radio program of swing, big band, jazz, boogie woogie and other popular music from the 1930's and 40's that airs every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (US Central Time) on WEVL 89.9 FM in Memphis, Tennessee, with a live webcast at In addition to the radio show, this blog is dedicated to all aspects of the Swing Era, including art, automobiles, cartoons, comics, history, movies, music, news, science, technology, and anything else that happened during that time. It also includes announcements about events in the Memphis/Mid-South area related to the Swing Era, such as classic movies, concerts, dances, lectures, etc. If you see something that fits the description, send it to me at If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Porky's Pooch

This 1941 black & white cartoon, directed by Bob Clampett, seems like a rough draft for Warner Bros.' later release, Little Orphan Airdale, directed by Chuck Jones.  The underlying story is the same, but with different gags.  The placement of animation over what appear to be photographed backgrounds is interesting, and I like the Carman Miranda reference.  From the Internet Archive, here is Porky's Pooch.

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