Dough for the Do-Do

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Dough for the Do-Do
Merrie Melodies (Porky Pig) series
Dough-dodo-title.jpg
Title Card
Directed by Friz Freleng (uncredited) (color version)
Robert Clampett (uncredited) (original B&W scenes)
Produced by Edward Selzer (uncredited)
Story by All Un-Credited:
Tedd Pierce
Warren Foster
Voices by Mel Blanc
Music by Carl Stalling
Animation by All Un-Credited:
Virgil Ross
Ken Champin
Gerry Chiniquy
Manuel Perez
Izzy Ellis
Norman McCabe
Layouts by Hawley Pratt (uncredited)
Backgrounds by Paul Julian (uncredited)
Studio Warner Bros. Cartoons
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
The Vitaphone Corporation
Release date(s) September 3, 1949 (USA)
Color process Cinecolor (original print)
Technicolor (reissue print)
Running time 7:00
Language English

Dough for the Do-Do is a Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies theatrical cartoon short released in 1949 and directed by Friz Freleng. This color remake of Bob Clampett's cartoon Porky in Wackyland (1938) is available on Disc 2 of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 1.

Plot[edit]

A newspaper shows Porky traveling to Africa to hunt the rare dodo bird, worth $4,000,000,000,000. Porky uses his airplane to go to Dark Africa, then Darker Africa, and finally lands in Darkest Africa (per the route shown in the cartoon, somewhere in the vicinity of the Sudan). When Porky lands, a sign tells him that he's in Wackyland ("Population: 100 nuts and a squirrel"), while a scary voice booms out "IT CAN HAPPEN... HERE!" Soon he sees many strange, weird, and oafish creatures around.

Suddenly, the last dodo of the dodo species appears. Porky tries to catch the dodo, but the dodo plays tricks on him. At one time, the dodo appears on the Warner Bros. shield and sling shots Porky into the ground. Finally, Porky dresses as another dodo, announcing himself to be the last dodo. The dodo handcuffs himself to Porky, claiming "I've got the last Dodo!" and runs with Porky to claim the reward. Porky reveals himself, and still handcuffed to the dodo, runs off with him, now proclaiming: "Oh, no, you haven't! I-I'm rich! I-I've got the last D-D-Dodo!" Once they disappear over the horizon, scores of dodos appear to confirm this.

Censorship[edit]

The black duck saying, "Mammy, mammy" (reminiscent of Daffy), the three-headed Stooge creature slapping and eye-poking itself, and the Do-Do popping into frame on the Warner Bros. shield and sling shooting a projectile to force Porky's head underground were all omitted from this cartoon on Bugs & Tweety on ABC.

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