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


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 <>

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24 September 1938 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


[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 »


Referenced in Batman Returns (1992) See more »


William Tell Overture
Music by Gioachino Rossini
Played when the sun rises
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30 March 2002 | by (Burbank, CA) – See all my reviews

In 1937 Robert Clampett was promoted to director and one year later he created his first, true classic cartoon of the many that he would direct for Warner Bros. studio: Porky in Wackyland. Along with Tex Avery and Frank Tashlin, Clampett was instrumental in creating the Warner style. He was an innovator who liked to push the boundaries of the medium, and Wackyland is a perfect example of this. It was also the first of Clampett's many cartoons to use hallucinatory, surrealistic images; others would include The Great Piggy Bank Robbery, The Big Snooze and Tin Pan Alley Cats (which re-used animation from Porky in Wackyland.) Wackyland was later remade in color as Dough for the Do-Do by Friz Freleng.

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