Porky Pig and Friends

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Porky Pig and Friends
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Premiere 1967
Finale 1988
Creator Warner Bros.
Network Syndicated
Style 30-minute animated comedy
Company Warner Bros. Television
Seasons 1
Episodes 26
Origin USA

Porky Pig and Friends was a syndicated packaging of Warner Bros. theatrical cartoon short subjects primarily starring Porky Pig. Many of these cartoons were previously screened in 1964 on ABC's Saturday morning series The Porky Pig Show.

The cartoons were mainly the 1948-59 Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes. In 1967, the Looney Tunes films from 1936 to 1943 that were redrawn and painted in color were added. Those cartoons were originally in black-and-white and had been shown under the distribution of Sunset Films and then Guild Films. In 1967, Guild was bought out by Seven Arts which then merged with Warner Bros., who had 75 black-and-white Looney Tunes films sent to Korea to be recrafted in color. In 1990, Warners began restoring the original black-and-white cartoons with their original titles and rendering them in color by computer.

The other syndicated packaging of Warner cartoons not shown on network TV was Bugs Bunny and Friends.

Warner Bros. Television produced and distributes the series.

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Mel Blanc various characters 1
Bea Benaderet various characters 1
Roy Dougherty Porky Pig (1935-37) 1
Billy Bletcher various characters 1
Sheldon Leonard Dodsworth 1
Stan Freberg various characters 1
Daws Butler various characters 1
Julie Bennett various characters 1

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
Syndicated
Season One 1967 1988 26

DVD Releases

Many Porky Pig cartoons are featured throughout Warner Bros.' DVD releases.