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Doolittle, Gen. James

Posted in WB Cartoon Companion on March 5, 2004

(1896-1993)

    Daring aviator who came to great public favor as the leader of a B-25 bomber air raid on Tokyo in April, 1942, immortalized in Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo. Porky, while giving directions to outgoing storks in Baby Bottleneck (Clampett, 1946) makes reference to a “Jimmy Do-Quite-a-Little.”

    It should also be noted that one gag cut from most prints shown today of The Blitz Wolf (Avery, MGM, 1942) shows Tokyo getting shelled, with a sign reading “Doolittle Dood It”. The cartoon also shows a newspaper with a reference to the “whippin” line.

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