SUNDAY MORNING CARTOON

Enjoy ‘Porky’s Cafe’ from 1942 directed by Chuck Jones (who was still young enough to be more stodgily credited as Charles M. Jones). The minimalism here is rather striking–the cafe is done all in shades of grey with nothing hanging on the walls. There is precisely one customer. Porky runs the place with the help of a single bewildered chef. An animated three-hander with nary a moment of excess, it somehow feels apiece with the asceticism of the wartime era in which it was made. Enjoy!

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