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Dough for the Do-Do (1949)

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... See full summary »

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Porky Pig / Mystery Voice / Red Monster / Cuckoo / Dancer / Prisoner / the 'Rubber Band' / Bird on a Wheel / Information Clerk / the Do-Do (voice)
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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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3 September 1949 (USA)  »

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Taaloja Dodosta  »

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The amount of the reward for the last dodo printed in the newspaper is $4,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (pronounced as "four sextillion dollars"). See the Goofs section for more information. See more »

Goofs

The stated reward for the last dodo keeps changing. In the newspaper, the headline shows the dodo's value as $4,000,000,000,000 (four trillion). A secondary headline reads "P.S.: 000,000,000", boosting the price to four sextillion. When Porky disguises himself as another dodo, he claims to be worth "six trillion dollars". See more »

Quotes

Dodo: [chains Porky in a dodo disguise] I'm rich! I'm rich! I've got the last dodo! I've got the last dodo!
Porky Pig: Oh no you haven't!
[reveals himself]
Porky Pig: 'I-I'M rich! 'I-I'VE got the last dodo!
[after Porky runs with the dodo in the horizon, hundreds of dodos appear]
Dodos: Yes sir! He's got the last dodo! Hoot! Hoot! Hoot!
[iris out]
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Edited from Tin Pan Alley Cats (1943) See more »

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Music by M.K. Jerome
Played when the airplane crosses Darkest Africa and lands
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Dough for the Do-Do is basically Porky in Wackyland filmed in color this time
5 January 2008 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Dough for the Do-Do is basically a color version of Bob Clampett's original black-and-white Porky in Wackyland with some changes done by Friz Freling. I actually haven't seen the first film version in its entirety yet so I wrote the previous sentence based on other comments I've read here. It certainly has many of the touches one usually associates with Clampett like the "rubber band" sequence (with Mel Blanc's hilarious "music notes" that he would also use for Marvin Martian's trumpet). There's also a guy saying, "Let me out!" constantly while holding just a jail cell window and a duck who looks like Daffy frequently saying, "Mammy!" Porky is perfectly perplexed throughout the whole short as he tries to get the "last of the Do-Dos". Loved the bird's constant "Do-do" sounds. Well worth seeing.


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