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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 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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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 »

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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 »

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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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Feelin' High and Happy
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Music by Rube Bloom
Played during the opening credits
Also played when the Do-Do encounters the dancing Porky
Also played when the Do-Do runs off with the handcuffed Porky
Also played when Porky runs off with the handcuffed Do-Do
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Porky
12 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

Dough for the Do-Do (1949)

*** (out of 4)

Porky Pig travels to "Darkest Africa" where he plans on capturing the elusive Do-Do bird, which is worth $400,000,000,000 (ps 000,000,000). Once he lands his plane Porky is thrown into Wackyland where nothing seems real. This is certainly one of the strangest and most surreal Merrie Melodies shorts but that doesn't mean it's one of the funniest. I really enjoy the visual styles of this film but I'll be honest and say that none of it makes me laugh. I respect this film a lot more than I enjoy it but even though I don't consider it a classic I think it still manages to be entertaining. The animation is top-notch from start to finish and the amount of imagination going on is certainly something to look up to. Apparently this is a remake of PORKY IN WACKYLAND but I've yet to see that one.


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