The Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection

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The Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection is a three-disc DVD collection of theatrical cartoons produced by Walter Lantz Productions for Universal Pictures between 1940 and 1956. The set was released by Universal Studios Home Entertainment on July 24, 2007, and marks the first time a collection of cartoons starring Woody Woodpecker and the other Lantz characters have been widely available on home video (a previous fifteen-volume collection of Woody Woodpecker Show DVDs was made available for mail order through Columbia House in the early 2000s (decade).)

Included in the set are seventy-five cartoon shorts, including the first forty-five Woody Woodpecker cartoons, in production order. The other thirty cartoons include five Andy Panda shorts, five Chilly Willy shorts, five Oswald the Lucky Rabbit shorts, five Swing Symphonies, and ten one-shot Cartune Classics.

A second collection was issued in 2008.

DVD contents[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  • Bonus features:
    • 1982 documentary short: Walter, Woody and the World of Animation
    • Vintage 1932 documentary short: Cartoonland Mysteries

Disc two[edit]

  • Andy Panda
  • Swing Symphonies
    • $21 a Day (Once a Month) 12/1/41
    • Pass the Biscuits, Mirandy! 8/23/43
    • The Greatest Man in Siam 3/27/44
    • Abou Ben Boogie 9/18/44
    • The Pied Piper of Basin Street 1/15/45

Disc three[edit]

  • Chilly Willy
  • Cartune Classics
    • Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company "B" 9/1/41
    • Mother Goose on the Loose 4/13/42
    • Pigeon Patrol 8/3/42
    • Crazy Mixed Up Pup 2/14/55
    • Sh-h-h-h-h-h 6/6/55
  • Bonus feature:
    • The Woody Woodpecker Show: Spook-a-Nanny: A complete 1964 episode of The Woody Woodpecker Show, featuring Over the Counter Spy (Woody Woodpecker), Playful Pelican (Andy Panda), and Spook-a-Nanny, the only original Woody Woodpecker cartoon created for the series