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“The Wearing of the Grin” 1951

It's hard to believe that this cartoon is 60 years old!  Where does the time go?  As we draw closer to that time of year when "everyone is a little bit Irish" we give you Chuck Jones's 1951 "The Wearing of the Grin"–starring the much put-upon and often-maligned Porky Pig.  Beset by the leprechauns and just about everything else you were taught came from Ireland (if you're a certain age, at least)–pots of gold, wee folk, four-leaf clovers (shamrocks), blarney (oh, there's plenty of blarney in this one, that's for sure!), and after all that, Porky makes his escape through a Dali-esque landscape (layouts by Robert Gribbroek, backgrounds painted by Philip DeGuard.)  


Image of the Day: The Wearing of the Grin

WEGR BG copy

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, an original production background from the 1951 Chuck Jones directed short animated cartoon, “The Wearing of the Grin” starring Porky Pig.  (Ironically, the film was released in theaters on July 14th of that year, Bastille Day.)