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Porky in Wackyland (1938)

Porky Pig goes on a hunt to catch the surreally elusive last Do-Do bird.

Director:

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:

Der Dudel Didel Da Da Do Do See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

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 »

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

Featured in Looney Tunes 50th Anniversary (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

William Tell Overture
(uncredited)
Music by Gioachino Rossini
Played when the sun rises
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Dr. Seuss Meets Salvadore Dali
19 February 2004 | by RikichiSee all my reviews

Wow! Over sixty years later, this cartoon short stands out as one of the greatest achievements in this medium. Bob Clampett, given the complete freedom that producer Leon Schlesinger let him have, spun out some of the weirdest and wackiest ever made.

We start out with a typical beginning for that era, Porky Pig is flying to Darkest Africa to find the last Do-Do, worth billions. But what follows is a mind bending journey, where no one evidently studied the laws of physics. Some of the humor are stock Bob Clampett jokes that are repeated in others of his cartoons, but he was always best with visual humor, when he let the animation be the star of the show.


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