Square Shootin' Square

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Square Shootin' Square
Woody Woodpecker series
Directed by Paul J. Smith
Produced by Walter Lantz
Story by Michael Maltese
Homer Brightman
Milt Schaffer
Voices by Grace Stafford
Dal McKennon
Music by Clarence Wheeler
Animation by Robert Bentley
Herman Cohen
Laverne Harding
Gil Turner
Art Landy
Studio Walter Lantz Productions
Distributed by Universal International
Release date(s) September 26, 1955 (U.S.)
Color process Technicolor
Running time 6' 06"
Language English
Preceded by Bedtime Bedlam
Followed by Bunco Busters

Square Shootin' Square is the 63rd animated cartoon short subject in the Woody Woodpecker series. Released theatrically on September 26, 1955, the film was produced by Walter Lantz Productions and distributed by Universal International.


Dapper Denver Dooley is running from the cops. He then hides the money he had stolen in a tree, where Woody had coincidentally lived. A chase happens between the duo.

Woody eventually gets Dooley arrested, who goes crazy in his prison cell.


Square Shootin' Square marks Dapper Denver Dooley's first appearance, voiced by Dal McKennon. Eventually, Dooley would replace Buzz Buzzard, and in turn, be replaced by Gabby Gator, as Woody's main antagonist in the series. Also the same music from Hot Noon (or 12 O'Clock for Sure) can heard in the bar scene.


  • Cooke, Jon, Komorowski, Thad, Shakarian, Pietro, and Tatay, Jack. "1955". The Walter Lantz Cartune Encyclopedia.