"Go play your banjo, goober!"
A 1995 movie in which a piglet goes on a search for his family and along the way, he meets a country-singing girl with no mother and a rich boy with no father (Hey, it's a Disney-distributed movie!
). Eventually, Gordy becomes famous.
The film was a failed attempt at providing an acting vehicle for Country Music
singer Doug Stone, who also sang many of the songs in its soundtrack (including "More Love", which was a hit single for him). Stone's singing career flatlined not long afterward, but this movie was not a factor.
This film contains examples of:
- Acting for Two: The actor who voices Gordy's father also voices Richard the Rooster. Also Frank Welker, a veteran voice actor, provides the voices of the narrator and of the animal's vocal effects, including Gordy's.
- Artistic License - Film Production: Midway through the film, a camera has its ordinary lens secretly replaced with a wide-angle lens, which will cause the commercial it's filming to be distorted. The cameraman apparently notices while he's looking through the camera, but all he does is rub his eyes. No one apparently noticed when the footage was being edited together. Sabotage of this kind would require striking the whole film crew with blindness.
- Award Bait Song: The end credits song "I Made a Promise".
- The Cameo: Louis Rukeyser.
- Caligula's Horse: Gordy is the head of a major company after the owner gives it to him.
- Character Title
- Guess Who I'm Marrying?
- Heel-Face Revolving Door: Jessica.
- Hero of Another Story: The crazy cross-dressing robber with the pantyhose on his head.
- Just in Time: Gordy and his new friends arrive just in time to stop the slaughterhouse from killing Gordy's family.
- Light Is Not Good: In a really awkward transition scene the main villain looks as if he's being surrounded by a heavenly glow, as a result of the effects guys doing a poor job of matting out the wall behind him.
- Notable Original Music: "Pig Power in the House", a rap song which was made for the movie and even has a Music Video for it.
- Not Allowed to Grow Up: It's unclear how much time is elapsed from beginning to end, but Gordy and his five siblings don't ever appear any older, despite the fact that 25 piglets were used to play the part of Gordy, because pigs grow up so fast.
- Pet Heir
- Random Events Plot: The movie begins with Gordy being separated from his family and somehow ends up making him head of a major corporation.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: Gordy and his five siblings.
- Shown Their Work: The movie was written by Jay Sommers & Dick Chevilat, the creators of classic 60s sitcom Green Acres, which also included an intelligent pig as one of the show's supporting characters; in fact, Tom Lester appears in both, playing Eb on Green Acres and Cousin Jake in this movie.
- Speaks Fluent Animal: According to this film, anyone can understand animals if they take the time to listen. Which apparently amounts to about ten seconds of silent observation.
- Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: For some reason, the villains never consider just killing Gordy.