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Porky in Wackyland (1938)

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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24 September 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Порки в Вакилэнде  »

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Trivia

Treg Brown, the sound effects editor, contributed one of the characters in the cartoon; a bird with a waffle pan head. See more »

Goofs

In the Wackyland sign, the words "It Can Happen Here!!" are underlined (with "Can" being double underlined) on close-up, but are not underlined in long shots. 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 Tiny Toon Adventures: The Looney Beginning (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush
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Played when the monster skips off
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Was This Originally a Bad Dream?
26 December 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As Porky searches for the Do Do, he encounters creatures defying reality and situations that are unexplainable. This doesn't matter because what happens is a portrayal of craziness from the surreal. Porky is nonplussed along the way, never really reacting but, rather, introducing us to the whole array of absurdity. Some of these characters show up in other cartoons, but they had their birthplace here. Once again, we have an animator whose random concepts and dream world's, along with some really interesting sound, set the table for the future. Nice work. Porky eventually morphs into what we are familiar with but provide a little stability to this madness.


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