Porky finds out that Ali-Baba and his Dirty Sleeves plan to attack the fort; it's
up to him to go warn the fort. He gets there to discover everyone has left for the Legion
convention in Boston. Porky and his rented camel fend off the attackers themselves for a
while, but when the situation gets dire, the young camel summons its mother. Momma takes
care of the attacker that's menacing them. The secret weapon, who has been sitting on the
bench with an artillery shell strapped to his head, now comes in, but runs right through
the fort and into Ali-Baba.
Review: This cartoon is pretty good in it's original form. The redrawn version is
pretty bad, though. As you may know, the cel painters must have thought
black is ALWAYS red. The iris is an obvious result of this color confusion. It's
amazing that flies would get trapped under cels and the artists wouldn't clean them off!
Redrawn version notes:
- Opening on most prints comes from a 1950 Looney Tune
The fade between the WB sheild card and the
Looney Tune card has been edited out so that opening theme is in sync with cards.
- Green line in the middle of Brown Turban scene. (Probably
on the original negative.)
- Flies get trapped under cels most noticeable when Porky
exists the Brown Turban.
- Cel casts a shadow too.
- When George Raft is first seen, the pan down to his feet causes him
to "jump up"
- Backgrounds are very ugly in this redrawn.
- Red iris out at the end.
- Commonly seen version on public domain videotapes.
-Special thanks to Richard Jebe for all pictures of the redrawn version
of Ali-Baba Bound.
Computer colorized version notes:
- Colorized in 1992
- Seldom seen because of Arab stereotypes.
Comments: Name: Pietro Shakarian Subject: Interesting redrawn film.
This film is one of the worst redrawns ever. My print of this cartoon redrawn looks like
it came from a 16mm. It was toned in
black and white. I found this copy on my Kids Klassics Porky Pig video.