Pied Piper Porky
Directed By: Bob Clampett
Produced By: Leon Schlesinger
Raymond Katz (uncredited)
Released: November 4, 1939
Series: Looney Tunes
Animation: John Carey
Dave Hoffman
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Music: Carl W. Stalling
Starring: Porky Pig
Preceded By: Fresh Fish
Succeeded By: Fagin's Freshman
Pied Piper Porky

Pied Piper Porky

Pied Piper Porky is a 1939 Looney Tunes cartoon directed by Robert Clampett.


A sign says "All rats in this picture are ficticious ----- and any resemblance to any one you know is purely co-incidental." In a full, crowded town known as Hamelin, set to the music of Felix Mendelssohn's "Violin Concerto in E minor", on one of the busy streets there is a newspaper article discussing a pied piper who has rid of all the towns rats. Then at the bottom of the page is a picture of the piper: Porky.

Porky then plays music with his pipe as singing and music play. After it finishes, a nearby rat appears! Porky goes to get it but the rat makes an escape, diving into a sudden made hole. He takes one last second to mock Porky before going back inside. Porky approaches the hole and sets out a mousetrap in hopes of luring the rat out. He begins to play his pipe and the rat acts as if it has hypnotized him into coming from his hole and he heads toward the cheese on the mousetrap.

As soon as he is about to step onto the trap the rat reveals it didn't act. He then grabs Porky's pipe and breaks it in half, playing the blowing end as he danced back into his hole. Porky throws down the other half and grabs a strange box, revealing a cat to be inside. He tells the cat to get the rat but the rat ends up scaring it!

After he comments on this, the cat then resumes chase. Porky ends up in the middle of it as the mouse hides on him and they continue down the hall until they get to a wall. After cutting so many markings into the wall, the cat and mouse play tic-tac-toe with each other, effectively distracting the cat until the mouse is able to run into a hole, causing the cat to run into it. Porky then gives the cat some catnip and the cat gets right back up, allowing it to dive into the mouse hole and attack the rat. Unfortunately, the rat won.



  • On the Cartoon Network airings of this cartoon, the Rochester mouse's line referring to Pied Piper Porky's flute, "This thing's no good, boss! Full of holes!", is edited to mute out "boss".[1]


  • The cat calls the rat a mouse (though it may actually be a mouse).
  • This was the first of two cartoons where Porky was a pied piper. The second one was "Paying the Piper".
  • As the cat speaks, his hair just slightly vanishes for a split second.



Porky Pig Cartoons
1935 I Haven't Got a HatGold Diggers of '49
1936 Plane DippyAlpine AnticsThe Phantom ShipBoom BoomThe Blow OutWestward WhoaFish TalesShanghaied ShipmatesPorky's PetPorky the Rain-MakerPorky's Poultry PlantPorky's Moving DayMilk and MoneyLittle Beau PorkyThe Village SmithyPorky in the North WoodsBoulevardier from the Bronx
1937 Porky the WrestlerPorky's Road RacePicador PorkyPorky's RomancePorky's Duck HuntPorky and GabbyPorky's BuildingPorky's Super ServicePorky's Badtime StoryPorky's RailroadGet Rich Quick PorkyPorky's GardenRover's RivalThe Case of the Stuttering PigPorky's Double TroublePorky's Hero Agency
1938 Porky's PoppaPorky at the CrocaderoWhat Price PorkyPorky's Phoney ExpressPorky's Five & TenPorky's Hare HuntInjun TroublePorky the FiremanPorky's PartyPorky's Spring PlantingPorky & DaffyWholly SmokePorky in WackylandPorky's Naughty NephewPorky in EgyptThe Daffy DocPorky the Gob
1939 The Lone Stranger and PorkyIt's an Ill WindPorky's Tire TroublePorky's Movie MysteryChicken JittersPorky and TeabiscuitKristopher Kolumbus Jr.Polar PalsScalp TroubleOld GloryPorky's PicnicWise QuacksPorky's HotelJeepers CreepersNaughty NeighborsPied Piper PorkyPorky the Giant KillerThe Film Fan
1940 Porky's Last StandAfrica SqueaksAli-Baba BoundPilgrim PorkySlap Happy PappyPorky's Poor FishYou Ought to Be in PicturesThe Chewin' BruinPorky's Baseball BroadcastPatient PorkyCalling Dr. PorkyPrehistoric PorkyThe Sour PussPorky's Hired HandThe Timid Toreador
1941 Porky's Snooze ReelPorky's Bear FactsPorky's PreviewPorky's AntA Coy DecoyPorky's Prize PonyMeet John DoughboyWe, the Animals - Squeak!The Henpecked DuckNotes to YouRobinson Crusoe Jr.Porky's Midnight MatineePorky's Pooch
1942 Porky's Pastry PiratesWho's Who in the ZooPorky's CafeMy Favorite Duck
1943 Confusions of a Nutzy SpyYankee Doodle DaffyPorky Pig's FeatA Corny Concerto
1944 Tom Turk and DaffyTick Tock TuckeredSwooner CroonerDuck Soup to NutsSlightly DaffyBrother Brat
1945 Trap Happy PorkyWagon Heels
1946 Baby BottleneckDaffy DoodlesKitty KorneredThe Great Piggy Bank RobberyMouse Menace
1947 One Meat BrawlLittle Orphan Airedale
1948 Daffy Duck Slept HereNothing but the ToothThe Pest That Came to DinnerRiff Raffy DaffyScaredy Cat
1949 Awful OrphanPorky ChopsPaying the PiperDaffy Duck HuntCurtain RazorOften an OrphanDough for the Do-DoBye, Bye Bluebeard
1950 Boobs in the WoodsThe Scarlet PumpernickelAn Egg ScrambleGolden YeggsThe DuckstersDog Collared
1951 The Wearing of the GrinDrip-Along DaffyThe Prize Pest
1952 Thumb FunCracked QuackFool Coverage
1953 Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century
1954 Claws for AlarmMy Little Duckaroo
1955 Jumpin' JupiterDime to Retire
1956 Rocket SquadDeduce, You Say
1957 Boston Quackie
1958 Robin Hood Daffy
1959 China Jones
1961 Daffy's Inn Trouble
1965 Corn on the Cop
1966 Mucho Locos
1980 Duck Dodgers and the Return of the 24½th Century
1996 Superior Duck
2004 My Generation G...G... Gap
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