Belle Boys

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Belle Boys
Directed byDon Patterson
Produced byWalter Lantz
Story byHomer Brightman
StarringDal McKennon
Grace Stafford
Music byClarence Wheeler
Animation byKen Southworth
Ray Abrams
Raymond Jacobs
Art Landy
Laverne Harding
Color processTechnicolor
Distributed byUniversal-International
Release date
  • September 14, 1953 (1953-09-14)
Running time
6' 09"
CountryUnited States

Belle Boys is the 49th animated cartoon short subject in the Woody Woodpecker series. Released theatrically on September 14, 1953, the film was produced by Walter Lantz Productions and distributed by Universal-International.[1]


Woody and Buzz are hotel bellboys busy staring at a magazine admiring the drop dead gorgeous French actress Ga Ga Gazoo who even manages to turn the heads of men in the publication. She is shown walking her dog, skiing and wearing a one piece bikini. Their dreams come true when they discover Miss Gazoo is about to be their next hotel guest. Woody and Buzz then aggressively compete for the attractive actress's affections. She thinks Woody is cute and tries to kiss him on the lips the minute she meets him but Buzz interferes. She subsequently sics her poodle on him. Eventually, the blonde bombshell chooses Woody Woodpecker over Buzz. Woody is invited to stay in Ga Ga Gazoo's hotel room.


  • The plot device of bellhops pursuing the affections of an attractive female hotel guest had been used previously in the 1944 Three Stooges short subject Idle Roomers.
  • A unique rendition of the opening "Woody Woodpecker Theme" song, replete with recorder, was utilized for this entry.


  1. ^ Lenburg, Jeff (1999). The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons. Checkmark Books. pp. 157–158. ISBN 0-8160-3831-7.
  • Cooke, Jon, Komorowski, Thad, Shakarian, Pietro, and Tatay, Jack. "1953". The Walter Lantz Cartune Encyclopedia.