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Porky in Wackyland (1938)

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Porky Pig goes on a hunt to catch the surreally elusive last Do-Do bird.

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
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Porky Pig / The Do-Do / Various Wackyland Citizens (voice) (uncredited)
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Roaring Goon (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Porky ventures into Darkest Africa in search of the last Do-Do bird, and winds up in Wackyland, a surreal place where the sun comes up atop a human pyramid, the Warner Brothers shield comes zooming from the sky, and populated by creatures such as a three-headed Larry Moe and Curly beast. The Do-Do finally appears, to great fanfare, and eludes Porky by pulling out a pencil and drawing himself a door. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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24 September 1938 (USA)  »

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Trivia

In animation historian Jerry Beck's 1994 poll of animators, film historians and directors, this cartoon was rated the eighth greatest cartoon of all time. See more »

Goofs

When Porky bumps into the Goin' Up! door, look closely. He suddenly gains a band-aid. In the shot where the Do-Do appears with the WB shield, the band-aid is gone. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Newspaper Boy: Extra, extra! Read all about it! Porky off on Dodo hunt!
[throws newspaper at the camera]
Newspaper Boy: Paper, mister?
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Crazy Credits

A paper boy walks onto the title card and thrusts the newspaper with Porky in the front page into the camera, covering the entire screen. After enough time for the audience to read the headline, the camera dissolves to Porky in his plane. See more »


Soundtracks

Feelin' High and Happy
(uncredited)
Music by Rube Bloom
Played during the opening credits and at the beginning
Also played when the Do-Do is walking along
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Indeed, This Is Wacky - And Great Fun!
27 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This black-and-white early Looney Tunes cartoon looks different, sounds different...and is terrific.

We read in the "The Globe" that Porky is off on a rare do-do bird hunt, trying to get a bird that is nearly extinct and worth billions of dollars. He flies off to "darkest Africa" and winds up in "Wackyland" where the population is "100 nuts and a squirrel" and the sign that says that audibly speaks to Porky saying "It can happen here!!!!"

With that, we start seeing some really bizarre things regarding the scenery, the characters who inhabit this place and the weird things that happen. It looked a cross between a Salvardor Dali painting and Alice In Wonderful.

Porky is then led to "the last of the do-do birds" and this a one strange bird, who fits right into Wackyland.

This is great stuff, a real visual treat and a cartoon you could enjoy over and over just trying to catch all of the sight gags and great drawings in here. I couldn't help wonder what the audience thought way back in the 1930s. This had to be something really unusual for them to see.


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