Everglade Raid

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Everglade Raid
Woody Woodpecker series
Directed by Paul J. Smith
Produced by Walter Lantz
Story by Homer Brightman
Voices by Daws Butler
Grace Stafford
Music by Clarence Wheeler
Animation by Robert Bentley
Lester Kline
Don Patterson
Studio Walter Lantz Productions
Distributed by Universal International
Release date(s)
  • August 11, 1958 (1958-08-11) (U.S.)
Color process Technicolor
Running time 6' 08"
Language English
Preceded by His Better Elf
Followed by Tree’s a Crowd

Everglade Raid is the 86th animated cartoon short subject in the Woody Woodpecker series. Released theatrically on August 11, 1958, the film was produced by Walter Lantz Productions and distributed by Universal International.


Woody finds out there is money to be made by turning alligators into suitcases. He wastes no time heading down to the Everglades to pursue his fortune. He then meets Al I. Gator (Daws Butler) who has his own plans for cooking the woodpecker.


The character Al I. Gator was an early incarnation of the character that would be known later as Gabby Gator.


    • Woody: "Cough"
    • Al I. Gator: "Who dat?"
    • Woody: "Me!"
    • Al I. Gator: "Who dat say, 'me'?"
    • Woody: "Me say 'me'."
    • Al I. Gator: "Who dat say, 'me say me'?"
    • Woody: "Me say, 'me say me say me'."
    • Al I. Gator: "Who dat say, 'me say me say me say you say who say who hee hee ha ha'.." (Woody bites his tail)


  • Cooke, Jon, Komorowski, Thad, Shakarian, Pietro, and Tatay, Jack. "1958". The Walter Lantz Cartune Encyclopedia.