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Dough for the Do-Do (1949)

Approved  |   |  Family, Animation, Short  |  3 September 1949 (USA)
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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... 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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Trivia

The three headed creature seems to be based on or influenced by The Three Stooges. The left head has a black hair cut similar to Moe, the middle head is bald just like Curly and the right head has long strands similar to Larry. The three heads argue, punch and eye gouge each other just as the late Three Stooges character actors used to do. The reference to the creature's mother being scared by a pawnbroker's sign is a reference to an old folk belief that things which scare or startle a pregnant woman influence the characteristics of the child. It also could be a means of avoiding copyright infringement (the actual Stooges were stilll under contract to Columbia studios, as this was created). 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 into Bugs vs. Daffy: Battle of the Music Video Stars (1988) See more »

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William Tell Overture
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Music by Gioachino Rossini
Played as the stars fade, the sun rises and Porky encounters the duck
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Might there be more dodo birds in Madagascar?
16 August 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

I stopped short of giving "Dough for the Do-Do" 10/10 just because the whole idea of Darkest Africa doesn't exactly sound PC in this day and age. But other than that, it's a hoot, with Porky searching for the last do-do bird, worth four trillion dollars. He has to enter Wackyland, and as the Wackyland sign affirms: "It can happen here." Sure enough, anything can happen. But the do-do himself is something else, and as elusive as can be.

All in all, it's a cartoon that you're sure to like. And I know that the dodo is extinct, but I can't help but wonder whether or not there might be more in Madagascar.


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