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Porky in Wackyland (Looney Tunes)

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Porky in Wackyland (Looney Tunes)
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"IT CAN HAPPEN HERE!"
Episode Number: 215 ("Porky in Wackyland")

566 ("Dough for the Do-Do")

Air Date: September 24, 1938 ("Porky in Wackyland")

September 3, 1949 ("Dough for the Do-Do")

Writer: Warren Foster
Director: Bob Clampett ("Porky in Wackyland")

Friz Freleng ("Dough for the Do-Do", uncredited)

Previous episode: "A Feud There Was"

"The Windblown Hare"

Next episode: "Little Pancho Vanilla"

"Fast and Furry-ous"


Porky in Wackyland is a 1938 Looney Tunes short directed by Bob Clampett. In this short, Porky Pig flies to Africa to hunt for the last dodo. The short received a Cinecolor remake in 1949 as a Merrie Melodies under the title Dough for the Do-Do, directed by an uncredited Friz Freleng. The original short was also computer colorized in 1995.

Why It Rocks

  1. This cartoon is well known for the wacky but greatly-executed hallucinatory and surrealistic tone from Bob Clampett.
  2. Imagination has run wild with this cartoon, and the plot is original.
  3. Amazing and clever jokes.
  4. The Yoyo Dodo proves to be a very good trickster/foil to Porky (probably more than Daffy or Bugs in their early years), utilizing the randomness of Wackyland in order to successfully lure Porky into his traps.
  5. Unpredictable ending, where a hoard of dodos say that they are all the last dodos.
  6. Amazing soundtrack from Carl Stalling.
  7. Beautifully designed backgrounds and fluent animation.

Bad Qualitites

  1. "Dough for the Do-Do", while still a faithful color remake, makes many alterations to the original, such as the ending being changed from Porky pretending to be a news reporter to dressing up like a dodo then running away without noticing that the other dodos exist (though, the latter part is actually pretty okay, since Porky Pig, at least in his eyes, got a happy ending in the remake).
  2. There's a scene of a black Al Jolson-like duck in both shorts, that says "Mammy, mammy, mammy." when passing by Porky Pig, which may be deemed offensive to some viewers.

Reception

This short is considered to be the best Looney Tunes black and white short and one of the best in general due to its surrealist humor. It was ranked #8 on "The 50 Greatest Cartoons" list in 1994, and was inducted to the "National Film Registry" in 2000.

Trivia

  • The original short is the first to use the 1938-39 Looney Tunes intro.

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