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

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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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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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Trivia

At one point in the pan of the various denizens of Wackyland, a character with large glasses comes out of a pot and says, "Hello, Bobo." This refers to animator Robert Cannon, whose nickname was Bobo and who did wear big glasses. On the pot are the words "Treg's a Foo", refering to sound effects man Treg Brown. (Foo, incidentally, is a nonsense word from the Smokey Stover comic strip, a big influence on this cartoon in terms of humor and visual style.) 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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Cat That Hated People (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

Feelin' High and Happy
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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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The Do-Do bird
23 August 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Porky in Wackyland is a surreal if silly cartoon short that has been described as Daliesque but I guess the animators were surely on the funny baccy to come up with such a far out cartoon.

In darkest Africa Porky Pig sets out to catch the the mythical Do-Do bird a plot point not lost on the makers of Pixar's Up!

When he arrives he encounters all sorts of tomfoolery such as the sun coming up in the form of a human pyramid, a two headed dog fighting for itself and a three headed figure beast in the form of The Three Stooges before he starts the search for the Do-Do bird.

When we do finally see the bird we can only presume he got a script and mannerisms normally preserved for Bugs Bunny. Undoubtedly this is an unusual, avantgarde and also thought provoking cartoon.


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