After the Ball (1956 film)

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After the Ball
Woody Woodpecker series
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Directed by Paul J. Smith
Produced by Walter Lantz
Story by Jack Cosgriff
Voices by Grace Stafford
Daws Butler
Music by Clarence Wheeler
Animation by Robert Bentley
Herman R. Cohen
Gil Turner
Backgrounds by Art Landy
Studio Walter Lantz Productions
Distributed by Universal International
Release date(s) February 13, 1956
Color process Technicolor
Running time 6' 11"
Country United States
Language English
Preceded by The Tree Medic
Followed by Get Lost

After the Ball is the 66th animated cartoon short subject in the Woody Woodpecker series. Released theatrically on February 13, 1956, the film was produced by Walter Lantz Productions and distributed by Universal International.

Plot[edit]

Pierre Bear runs a bowling ball factory in the great North. Pierre mistakenly chops down Woody's treehouse and converts it into a bowling ball. Despite this, Woody decides to still reside in it, and goes about trying to outwit the bear. Pierre uses a water hose, air pump, deep freeze and even hocus-pocus to evict the tree's tenant, but all he gets are knotted bowler's fingers.[1]

Notes[edit]

According to the original order, After the Ball may have been the first Woody Woodpecker film that featured a shorter Woody with black dots for eyes. The original production number for After the Ball is U-52, while the previous film, The Tree Medic is U-53.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ DataBase, The Big Cartoon. "After The Ball (Walter Lantz Productions)". Big Cartoon DataBase (BCDB). Retrieved 2016-07-13. 
  2. ^ Cooke, Jon, Komorowski, Thad, Shakarian, Pietro, and Tatay, Jack. "1956". The Walter Lantz Cartune Encyclopedia.