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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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Robert Clampett
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Porky Pig / The Do-Do / Various Wackyland Citizens (voice) (uncredited)
Billy Bletcher ... Roaring Goon (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pippi i kubik See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

At one point in the pan of the various denizens of Wackyland, a character with large glasses comes out of a pot and says, "Hello, Bobo." This refers to animator Robert Cannon, whose nickname was Bobo and who did wear big glasses. On the pot are the words "Treg's a Foo", refering to sound effects man Treg Brown. (Foo, incidentally, is a nonsense word from the Smokey Stover comic strip, a big influence on this cartoon in terms of humor and visual style.) 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 »

Alternate Versions

In 1943 Warner Bros took the second half of Porky In Wacklyland, added color, and used it as the second half of Tin Pan Alley Cats. Both were directed by Bob Clampett. The music was the same in both versions. See more »

Connections

Remade as Dough for the Do-Do (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

William Tell Overture
(uncredited)
Music by Gioachino Rossini
Played when the sun rises
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Indeed, This Is Wacky - And Great Fun!
27 April 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This black-and-white early Looney Tunes cartoon looks different, sounds different...and is terrific.

We read in the "The Globe" that Porky is off on a rare do-do bird hunt, trying to get a bird that is nearly extinct and worth billions of dollars. He flies off to "darkest Africa" and winds up in "Wackyland" where the population is "100 nuts and a squirrel" and the sign that says that audibly speaks to Porky saying "It can happen here!!!!"

With that, we start seeing some really bizarre things regarding the scenery, the characters who inhabit this place and the weird things that happen. It looked a cross between a Salvardor Dali painting and Alice In Wonderful.

Porky is then led to "the last of the do-do birds" and this a one strange bird, who fits right into Wackyland.

This is great stuff, a real visual treat and a cartoon you could enjoy over and over just trying to catch all of the sight gags and great drawings in here. I couldn't help wonder what the audience thought way back in the 1930s. This had to be something really unusual for them to see.


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