“Gold Diggers of ’49” appeared in 1935 and it was Porky’s second appearance. Like some of Disney’s Silly Symphonies it utilizes racial humor of period, at around 3:00 featuring a blackface joke similar to the one in “Mother Goose Goes Hollywood” in addition to Asian caricatures too throughout the cartoon:
Beans the Cat Porky Pig – Gold Diggers of ’49… by andythebeagle
Who would you like to see added to the collection next? See the previous PJ Lifestyle Cartoon at Noon selections from this year:
Disney in Spring
All 75 of the Silly Symphonies, the Gold Standard of the Era:
- Walt Disney’s First Silly Symphony: ‘The Skeleton Dance’
- PETA Would Hate This 1929 Disney Cartoon…
- Nature Animated to Life
- A Disney Cartoon Set In Hell!
- Getting Drunk With Disney’s Merry Dwarfs
- Summer: The Sixth Silly Symphony, A Sequel to Spring
- Corn on the Cob as Musical Instrument
- A Cannibal-Version of Carmen With Clicking Human Skulls… Made By Walt Disney
- Frolicking Fish Almost 60 Years Before The Little Mermaid
- Mickey Mouse As a Polar Bear
- Toy Story‘s Great Grandfather?
- A Bug Flying Too Close to the Fire In the Darkness
- Innocence Incarnate: These Smooching Monkeys Will Make You Smile
- Goodbye Winter! Disney’s Playful Pan Emerges to Call In Spring (two cartoons)
- Birds of a Feather Flock Together
- A Cartoon First Released April 17, 1931: Disney’s Mother Goose Melodies
- Dora the Explorer’s Politically Incorrect Cameo in a 1931 Disney Cartoon
- Apparently Beavers Invented the Wheelbarrow Before Man
- A Sweet & Spooky Silly Symphony for Cat Lovers
- Egyptian Melodies Vs. Father Noah’s Ark
- Geppetto’s Original Workshop And Cogsworth’s Great-grandparents?
- When A Cavalry of Horseflies Goes To War Against the Spider
- Drinking Tea Before the Fox Hunt
- How Much Can an Ugly Duckling Grow Up Over a Decade?
- The Marx Brothers As Cartoon Birds
- A Primordial Winnie the Pooh
- A Dog Jail Break at the Pound!
- The First Technicolor Cartoon: Disney’s Still-Amazing ‘Flowers and Trees’
- It’s Amazing What Kinds of Cartoons Were Considered Family Friendly in 1932…
- Bugs In Love Battle a Blackbird in Black and White
- ‘Babes In the Woods’ Vs. The Witch In The Candy Cottage
- What Secrets Do You See Inside Santa’s Workshop?
- The Snake Hypnotizes His Prey
- The Disney Version of Noah’s Ark
- An Oscar-Winning Cartoon That Defined the Depression Era
- Who’s Ready to Open Pandora’s Box?
- Enter Sandman? Where We Go When We Sleep
- If You Don’t Pay the Piper He’ll Just Take Your Children Instead…
- When Walt Disney Imagined Santa Claus In Alliance With The Robot Toys
- The ‘Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil’ Monkeys In Cartoon Form
- ‘Oh, the World Owes Us a Livin’…’
- Among the Easter Bunny’s Secrets: Scotch-Colored Paint!
- Practical Pig Saved Little Red Riding Hood From the Big Bad Wolf
- Donald Duck’s First Appearance
- The Lesson of the Flying Mouse: Sometimes A Blessing Is Actually A Curse…
- Chill Out Today With These ‘Peculiar Penguins’
- Compare and Contrast: The Goddess of Spring With Snow White…
- Slow and Steady Wins the Race?
- What Would You Do If Everything You Touched Turned to Gold?
- A Cartoon To Teach Kids About the Danger of Celebrating Crime
- Dreaming of an Innocent Unity With Nature
- A Fantasy Land Where Everything Is Made of Candy…
- How Did Disney’s Mae West Bird Caricature Compare With Real Life?
- VIDEO: If Romeo and Juliet Were A Saxophone and Cello
- Another 1930s Disney Cartoon with Creepy Racial Stereotypes…
- What Does It Take to Be the Cock o’ The Walk?
- What Is the Fate of Broken Toys?
- Elmer Elephant: Is This the Most Adorable Cartoon in the Whole Series?
- How Kids Can Learn To Defeat Bullies
- ‘I Like a Man That Takes His Time…’
- The 3 Blind Mouseketeers Vs A Room of Traps
- A Country Mouse Discovers the Joys of Drinking in the Big City…
- This Very Cute Video of ‘Mother Pluto’ Parenting Chicks Will Make You Smile
- 3 Troublemaker Kittens Make a Mess in the Garden
- The Dark Secrets Hidden in the Woodland Cafe…
- What Is Animism?
- One of The Classic Breakthroughs In Animation History
- When Moths Fly Too Close to The Flame…
- 3 Babies Fishing For Stars In Dreamland
- Walt Disney Introduces The Farmyard Symphony on the DisneyLand TV Show
- Long Before Spongebob: The Underwater Circus of the Merbabies
- Katharine Hepburn As Little Bo Peep in Blackface
- Practical Pig Delivers a ‘Harsh Interrogation’ To the Big Bad Wolf
- This Ugly Duckling Abandoned By His Family Will Melt Your Heart
Donald Duck’s first appearances:
- “The Wise Little Hen”: Donald Duck’s First Appearance
- “Orphan’s Benefit”: Which Character Do You Prefer: Donald Duck Vs Popeye?
- “The Dognapper:” Mickey Mouse & Donald Duck Vs The Dognapper
- Donald Duck’s 4th Appearance Is One of the 1930s’ Greatest Cartoons
- Donald Duck’s 5th Appearance: “Mickey’s Service Station”
- A World War II Donald Duck Cartoon for Veterans Day
- How to Fish With Chewing Tobacco and a Club
- Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse Take the Orphans for a Picnic
- Donald’s Final Appearance in His Original Duckish Design
Fleischer Studios in Summer
12 Early Betty Boop Cartoons
- Betty Boop’s First Appearance
- Before Betty Boop Was Beautiful…
- Betty Boop as Snow White In A Cartoon For Jazz Lovers
- Your Initiation Into Betty Boop’s Secret Society
- ‘No, He Couldn’t Take My Boop-Oop-a-Doop Away!’ (2 cartoons featured)
- Why You Shouldn’t Try Robbing Betty Boop
- The Betty Boop Approach to Dealing With ‘Silly Scandals’
- Moving Day for Betty Boop!
- A Plus-Size Betty Boop As Kitty From Kansas City
- Playing Chess with Betty Boop & Taking a Mean Shot at Mickey Mouse
- Betty Boop’s Crazy Inventions
- Cab Calloway as ‘The Old Man Of the Mountain’ Chases after Betty Boop
22 Color Classics, a competitor to the Silly Symphonies:
- A Redheaded Betty Boop As Cinderella Debuted a New Series
- ‘Joy Like This Cannot Be Bought!’ A Cartoon Variation of Hansel and Gretel
- An Elephant Never Forgets
- Back When Cartoons Taught the Miraculous Power of Prayer…
- ‘Momma Don’t Allow No Music Playin In Here’
- Animal Newlyweds Take Their Honeymoon In Outer Space!
- Seduced By the Black Swan
- An Old Couple Reminisces On Falling In Love…
- Somewhere in Dreamland Tonight
- When a Chick Tries to Be a Duck
- Newlywed Flies Pick The Wrong Hotel For Their Honeymoon
- Greedy Humpty Dumpty Enslaves Nursery Rhyme Creatures To Build His Gold Wall to the Sun
- Two Lovebirds Take a Hawaiian Honeymoon
- Dreaming of a Big Train
- An Eccentric Inventor Saves The Orphans’ Christmas
- The Wedding of Jack and Jill Rabbit
- The Rooster and His Harem…
- Animal Symphony Chaos: ‘The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men Often Go Astray…’
- VIDEO: A Family of Peeping Penguins Finds a New Home
- A Little Fish Has to Learn His Lesson The Hard Way
- Cute: Little Lamby Eats His Grass With Sugar
- The Vegetable Children Don’t Want to Play With the Little Onion Kid
The Films of Ub Iwerks, co-creator of Mickey Mouse, during his years apart from Disney, studied in the Fall:
Flip the Frog
- Flip the Frog: The First Sound Color Cartoon
- Flip the Frog Hallucinating in the Opium Den
- Flip the Frog Befriends the Ghost Family With Their Skeleton Dog
- Flip The Frog Vs The Mouse
- The Village Barber
- ‘Techno-Cracked’: When Flip the Frog Built a Robot
- Why Were so Many 1930s Cartoons Set in a Sultan’s Harem?
- An Angel Flashing the Middle Finger In a 1930s Cartoon?
- Willie Whopper’s Mexican Gun Fight
- Willie Whopper Steals Neptune’s Crown
- A Very Angry Sun Vs. Old Man Winter
- A Nutty Knight Escapes from the Insane Asylum
- Sinbad the Sailor and His Parrot Enjoy Cigars
- The Tailor Vs The Giant and Everyone Vs The Mouse
- Baby Bear Has to Learn From Jack Frost the Hard Way…
- Simple Simon in the Lion’s Den
- The First Cartoon Version of Aladdin
- Welcome to Balloon Land! Beware of the Pincushion Man!
- Humpty Dumpty Jr. Rescues His Sweetheart from a Bad Egg
Columbia Pictures’ Color Rhapsodies series
- Little Nell With a Heart As Big as Texas
- The Frog Pond: The Primary Theme of 1930s Cartoons? How to Beat Bullies
- Skeleton Frolics: An Undead Orchestra Rehearses
Terrytoons By Paul Terry
- How Farmer Al Falfa Survived the Drought
- A June Bride: Farmer Al Falfa’s Kitty Elopes With an Alley Cat
- The Dancing Mice Make War on Farmer Al Falfa and His Cat
- ‘Scotch Highball’: a 1930 Terrytoon of Animals Racing