Dough for the Do-Do
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|Dough for the Do-Do|
|Merrie Melodies (Porky Pig) series|
|Directed by||Friz Freleng (uncredited) (color version)
Robert Clampett (uncredited) (original B&W scenes)
|Produced by||Edward Selzer (uncredited)|
|Story by||All Un-Credited:
|Voices by||Mel Blanc|
|Music by||Carl Stalling|
|Animation by||All Un-Credited:
|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)
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.
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.
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. However, this short continues to be aired unedited (as of 2015) on the Canadian cable channel, Teletoon Retro.
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