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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 Tiny Toon Adventures: The Looney Beginning (1990) See more »


Feelin' High and Happy
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 prototypical Warner Brothers cartoon
9 June 1999 | by (louisville, ky) – See all my reviews

This cartoon is an early pinnacle of animation insanity, the prototypical Warner Brothers short. A blitzkrieg of jokes, puns, and free-wheeling mayhem, WB-style cartoons sometimes equaled, but never surpassed, "Porky in Wackyland". Every square inch of every frame is packed with information that flows in several directions at once. Carl Stalling's score is as integral to this cartoon as any of the visual elements (and more so than the "script"). For these, and many other, reasons, "Porky in Wackyland" is the blueprint for the best of WB cartoons, as well as a signpost to various late-20th Century highbrow/lowbrow aesthetics.

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