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Dough for the Do-Do is a 1949 Merrie Melodies short directed by Friz Freleng.


A newspaper shows Porky traveling to Africa to hunt the rare dodo bird, worth millions of dollars. 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. After a while, Yoyo Dodo appears. Porky tries to catch Yoyo, but the dodo plays tricks on him. At one time, Yoyo appears on the Warner Brothers shield and sling shots Porky into the ground. Finally, Porky dresses as another dodo, announcing himself to be the last dodo. Yoyo 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 Yoyo, 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.





Much like "Porky in Wackyland", this short was subject to censorship when shown on TV (though Cartoon Network and Boomerang aired both this one and Porky in Wackyland uncut). However, Dough for the Do-Do was only edited on ABC to remove the following:[1]

  • The black Al Jolson duck passing by Porky and saying "Mammy, mammy" (similar to the Nickelodeon version)
  • The three-headed freak slapping itself and poking itself in the eyes (the only part that wasn't censored on Nickelodeon or Sunset/Guild Films)
  • The Do-Do popping into frame on the Warner Bros. shield and slamming Porky into the ground with a rock from a slingshot (similar to the Sunset/Guild Films version).


  • This is a shot-by-shot color remake of Bob Clampett's short "Porky in Wackyland" (1938), with some notable differences.
  • This was the only Cinecolor short re-released as a Blue Ribbon to keep its original closing title and was the final Warner Bros. short to be produced in Cinecolor. All other shorts originally produced in Cinecolor and re-released as Blue Ribbons ended up with the reissue closing title. In fact, even some shorts originally produced in Cinecolor but were not re-released as Blue Ribbons got alternate ending titles for reasons unknown. But, two other shorts produced in Cinecolor but were not re-released as Blue Ribbons kept their original closing titles, which were "Riff Raffy Daffy" and "The Up-Standing Sitter".
    • Between 1947 and 1949, several non-Bugs Bunny shorts were produced in Cinecolor to save money for the studio, with Arthur Davis having produced the most of all the Warners directors. All subsequent shorts after "Dough for the Do-Do" were produced in 3-hue Technicolor.
  • The 1998 "THIS VERSION" is also present on the DVD release of this short, though no disclaimer at the closing title is present.
  • This is one of the only post-1948 shorts without full credits, hence making it the first short without full credits since "Behind the Meat-Ball" (1945).
  • The song "Rubber Band" by Jackal Queenston contains an audio sample of the "rubber band" scene from this cartoon. [2]
  • In addition to reusing some of the animation from "Porky in Wackyland", this short also reused footage of the re-drawn Wackyland characters and the animation of the Rubber Band from "Tin Pan Alley Cats".
  • Amazon Prime Video and iTunes Video have released a previously unreleased re-restored print of this short.

TV Title Cards



Porky Pig Cartoons
1935 I Haven't Got a HatGold Diggers of '49
1936 Plane DippyAlpine AnticsThe Phantom ShipBoom BoomThe Blow OutWestward WhoaFish TalesShanghaied ShipmatesPorky's PetPorky the Rain-MakerPorky's Poultry PlantPorky's Moving DayMilk and MoneyLittle Beau PorkyThe Village SmithyPorky in the North WoodsBoulevardier from the Bronx
1937 Porky the WrestlerPorky's Road RacePicador PorkyPorky's RomancePorky's Duck HuntPorky and GabbyPorky's BuildingPorky's Super ServicePorky's Badtime StoryPorky's RailroadGet Rich Quick PorkyPorky's GardenRover's RivalThe Case of the Stuttering PigPorky's Double TroublePorky's Hero Agency
1938 Porky's PoppaPorky at the CrocaderoWhat Price PorkyPorky's Phoney ExpressPorky's Five & TenPorky's Hare HuntInjun TroublePorky the FiremanPorky's PartyPorky's Spring PlantingPorky & DaffyWholly SmokePorky in WackylandPorky's Naughty NephewPorky in EgyptThe Daffy DocPorky the Gob
1939 The Lone Stranger and PorkyIt's an Ill WindPorky's Tire TroublePorky's Movie MysteryChicken JittersPorky and TeabiscuitKristopher Kolumbus Jr.Polar PalsScalp TroubleOld GloryPorky's PicnicWise QuacksPorky's HotelJeepers CreepersNaughty NeighborsPied Piper PorkyPorky the Giant KillerThe Film Fan
1940 Porky's Last StandAfrica SqueaksAli-Baba BoundPilgrim PorkySlap Happy PappyPorky's Poor FishYou Ought to Be in PicturesThe Chewin' BruinPorky's Baseball BroadcastPatient PorkyCalling Dr. PorkyPrehistoric PorkyThe Sour PussPorky's Hired HandThe Timid Toreador
1941 Porky's Snooze ReelPorky's Bear FactsPorky's PreviewPorky's AntA Coy DecoyPorky's Prize PonyMeet John DoughboyWe, the Animals - Squeak!The Henpecked DuckNotes to YouRobinson Crusoe Jr.Porky's Midnight MatineePorky's Pooch
1942 Porky's Pastry PiratesWho's Who in the ZooPorky's CafeAny Bonds Today?My Favorite Duck
1943 Confusions of a Nutzy SpyYankee Doodle DaffyPorky Pig's FeatA Corny Concerto
1944 Tom Turk and DaffyTick Tock TuckeredSwooner CroonerDuck Soup to NutsSlightly DaffyBrother Brat
1945 Trap Happy PorkyWagon Heels
1946 Baby BottleneckDaffy DoodlesKitty KorneredThe Great Piggy Bank RobberyMouse Menace
1947 One Meat BrawlLittle Orphan Airedale
1948 Daffy Duck Slept HereNothing but the ToothThe Pest That Came to DinnerRiff Raffy DaffyScaredy Cat
1949 Awful OrphanPorky ChopsPaying the PiperDaffy Duck HuntCurtain RazorOften an OrphanDough for the Do-DoBye, Bye Bluebeard
1950 Boobs in the WoodsThe Scarlet PumpernickelAn Egg ScrambleGolden YeggsThe DuckstersDog Collared
1951 The Wearing of the GrinDrip-Along DaffyThe Prize Pest
1952 Thumb FunCracked QuackFool Coverage
1953 Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century
1954 Claws for AlarmMy Little Duckaroo
1955 Jumpin' JupiterDime to Retire
1956 Rocket SquadDeduce, You Say
1957 Boston Quackie
1958 Robin Hood Daffy
1959 China Jones
1961 Daffy's Inn Trouble
1965 Corn on the Cop
1966 Mucho Locos
1980 Duck Dodgers and the Return of the 24½th Century
1996 Superior Duck
2004 My Generation G...G... Gap