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 uncredited:
|Voices by||Mel Blanc|
|Music by||Carl Stalling|
|Animation by||All Uncredited:
|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 release)
Dough for the Do-Do is a Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies theatrical cartoon short released on September 2, 1949:202:430 (but some sources say that this was released on September 3, 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. It was reissued on April 6, 1957 for re-release.
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!" Porky enters into a surreal Dali-esque landscape and encounters many strange, weird, and oafish creatures, like a big red monster, a peacock with playing cards for feathers, a goofy creature coming out of a pot that says "Zoot" on it etc.
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.
- Beck, Jerry; Friedwald, Will (1989). Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Warner Bros. Cartoons. New York, NY: Henry Holt and Company. ISBN 0-8050-0894-2.
- Maltin, Leonard. Of Mice And Magic: A History Of American Animated Cartoons (Revised ed.). New York, NY: Plume. ISBN 0-452-25993-2.
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