More proves that I’m not having hallucinations about the popularity of dodos: Dodos in popular culture – The Dodo’s significance as one of the best-known extinct animals and its singular appearance has led to its widespread use in literature and popular culture. The article has some examples of dodos in literature, comics, movies, television, music and games. I’m going try to find all those stuff later. Below, two covers of Dodos are forever by Dick King Smith
Update: unfortunatly the article “Dodos in popular culture” was removed from Wikipedia. I should had made a copy of it.