Woody Woodpecker filmography

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This is a list of animated cartoons that star Woody Woodpecker, who appeared in 203 cartoons (196 Woody shorts and 7 miscellaneous shorts) during and after the Golden age of American animation. All the cartoons were produced by Walter Lantz Productions, and were distributed by Universal Pictures, United Artists and Universal International. Also listed are miscellaneous cartoons that feature Woody but are not a part of the main short series.

1940s[edit]

M = Academy Award nominee/winner

1940[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
N/A Knock Knock November 25 Walter Lantz An Andy Panda short. First appearance of Woody Woodpecker.

1941[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
1 Woody Woodpecker July 7 Walter Lantz Woody's first solo short.
2 The Screwdriver August 11 The last Woody Woodpecker short to feature Mel Blanc as Woody's voice.
3 Pantry Panic November 24
  • The only Woody Woodpecker short to feature Danny Webb as Woody's voice.[1]
  • The only Woody Woodpecker short in the Public Domain as of 2023.
N/A $21 a Day (Once a Month) December 1 A Swing Symphonies short.

1942[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
4 The Hollywood Matador February 9 Alex Lovy
5 Ace in the Hole June 22
6 The Loan Stranger October 19

1943[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
7 The Screwball February 15 Alex Lovy
8 The Dizzy Acrobat M May 31 Final Woody short to feature Kent Rogers as Woody's voice.
9 Ration Bored July 26
  • The only Woody Woodpecker short to feature Dick Nelson as Woody's voice.
  • The only Woody Woodpecker short directed by Emery Hawkins and Milt Schaffer.

1944[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
10 The Barber of Seville April 10 James Culhane
  • First Woody short directed by James Culhane.
  • First Woody short to feature Ben Hardaway as Woody's voice.
  • First cartoon featuring Woody's updated design by Art Heinemann.
  • Last cartoon where Woody had green eyes until 1947.
11 The Beach Nut October 16
  • First appearance of Wally Walrus.
  • First cartoon where Woody had blue eyes.
12 Ski for Two November 13

1945[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
13 Chew-Chew Baby February 5 James Culhane
14 Woody Dines Out May 14
15 The Dippy Diplomat August 27
16 The Loose Nut December 17

1946[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
17 Who's Cookin' Who? June 24 James Culhane First appearance of Wolfie Wolf.
18 Bathing Buddies July 1 Dick Lundy First Woody short directed by Dick Lundy.
19 The Reckless Driver August 26 James Culhane
20 Fair Weather Fiends November 18
  • Final Woody short directed by James Culhane.
  • Last cartoon to have Woody with blue eyes.

1947[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
N/A Musical Moments from Chopin M February 24 Dick Lundy First cartoon where Woody had green eyes again. This short belongs to the Musical Miniatures series.
21 Smoked Hams April 28
22 The Coo Coo Bird June 9
23 Well Oiled June 30
24 Solid Ivory August 25
25 Woody the Giant Killer December 15 Final Woody short distributed by Universal Pictures until 1950.

1948[edit]

Starting this year until the studio's hiatus, all shorts are distributed by United Artists.

# Title Date Director Notes
26 The Mad Hatter February 16 Dick Lundy First Woody short distributed by United Artists.
27 Banquet Busters March 8 Featuring Andy Panda.
28 Wacky-Bye Baby May 17
29 Wet Blanket Policy M September 27 First appearance of Buzz Buzzard.
30 Wild and Woody! December 13

1949[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
31 Drooler's Delight April 25 Dick Lundy
  • Final Woody short distributed by United Artists.[3]
  • Final Woody short produced before a one-year hiatus.[3]
  • Final Woody short to feature Ben Hardaway as Woody's voice.[4]
  • Final Woody short to feature Woody's crest backwards until 1999.

1950s[edit]

1950[edit]

Starting this year, all shorts are distributed by Universal International.

# Title Date Director Notes
N/A Destination Moon June 27 Walter Lantz
  • Animated segment for an independent feature film produced by George Pál and directed by Irving Pichel.
  • First time Grace Stafford provides Woody's voice.
  • First Walter Lantz production after the studio's brief closure in 1949.[3]
  • One of the last Woody Woodpecker shorts to use Mel Blanc's laugh.
32 Puny Express December 20 Walter Lantz
Dick Lundy
  • First Woody produced after hiatus.[3]
  • First Woody short featuring Woody’s crest forwards.
  • First Woody short to feature Grace Stafford's Woody Woodpecker laugh.
  • First Woody short distributed once again by Universal, under the 1947-63 Universal International banner.

1951[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
33 Sleep Happy March 26 Walter Lantz
Dick Lundy
Final Woody short directed by Dick Lundy; Walter Lantz has claimed to have completed Lundy's uncompleted work.
Final short to be written by Ben Hardaway and Heck Allen.
34 Wicket Wacky May 28 Walter Lantz First short without any involvement from Ben Hardaway.
35 Slingshot 6 7/8 July 23 First pairing of Buzz Buzzard and Wally Walrus.
36 The Redwood Sap October 1
37 The Woody Woodpecker Polka October 29 Featuring Andy Panda and Oswald Rabbit.
38 Destination Meatball December 24

1952[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
39 Born to Peck February 25 Walter Lantz
40 Stage Hoax April 21 First cartoon with new dialogue spoken by Woody.
41 Woodpecker in the Rough June 16 Restored in HD for MeTV.
42 Scalp Treatment September 8 Final Woody short directed by Walter Lantz.
43 The Great Who-Dood-It October 20 Don Patterson First Woody short directed by Don Patterson.
44 Termites from Mars December 8

1953[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
45 What's Sweepin' January 5 Don Patterson
46 Buccaneer Woodpecker April 20
47 Operation Sawdust June 15
  • Final pairing of Buzz Buzzard and Wally Walrus.
  • Final appearance of Wally Walrus until 1961.
48 Wrestling Wrecks July 20
49 Belle Boys September 14
50 Hypnotic Hick September 26 First and only Woody Woodpecker short in 3D; released with Wings of the Hawk 3D.
51 Hot Noon (or 12 O'Clock for Sure) October 12 Paul Smith First Woody short directed by Paul Smith.

1954[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
52 Socko in Morocco January 18 Don Patterson
53 Alley to Bali March 15
54 Under the Counter Spy May 10
55 Hot Rod Huckster July 5
56 Real Gone Woody September 20 Paul Smith
57 A Fine Feathered Frenzy October 25 Don Patterson
58 Convict Concerto November 22 Final Woody short directed by Don Patterson.

1955[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
59 Helter Shelter January 17 Paul Smith
60 Witch Crafty April 11
61 Private Eye Pooch May 9 First appearance of Professor Dingledong.
62 Bedtime Bedlam July 4
63 Square Shootin' Square September 1
  • First appearance of Dapper Denver Dooley.
  • Story by Michael Maltese.
64 Bunco Busters November 21
  • Final appearance of Buzz Buzzard until 1969.
  • Last cartoon where Woody had green eyes until 1999.
65 The Tree Medic December 19 Alex Lovy
  • First Woody short for the decade directed by Alex Lovy.
  • First cartoon where Woody had black eyes.

1956[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
66 After the Ball January 16 Paul Smith
67 Get Lost February 13 First appearances of Knothead and Splinter.
68 Chief Charlie Horse May 7
69 Woodpecker from Mars June 4
70 Calling All Cuckoos July 30
71 Niagara Fools August 27 Shown after the 2017 film.
72 Arts and Flowers November 19
73 Woody Meets Davy Crewcut December 17 Alex Lovy

1957[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
74 Red Riding Hoodlum January 14 Paul Smith Final appearance of Wolfie Wolf.
75 Box Car Bandit April 8
76 The Unbearable Salesman June 3
77 International Woodpecker July 1 Final appearance of Winnie Woodpecker.
78 To Catch a Woodpecker August 26 Alex Lovy
79 Round Trip to Mars September 23 Paul Smith
80 Dopey Dick the Pink Whale October 21
81 Fodder and Son November 4 First appearance of Windy & Breezy.

1958[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
82 Misguided Missile February 24 Paul Smith First time Grace Stafford receives on-screen credit for providing Woody's voice.
83 Watch the Birdie March 24 Alex Lovy
84 Half Empty Saddles June 16 Paul Smith First appearance of Sugarfoot in a Woody short.
85 His Better Elf August 11
86 Everglade Raid September 8 First appearance of All I. Gator.
87 Tree's a Crowd October 6
88 Jittery Jester November 3 The most recent Woody Woodpecker short remastered and released on DVD.

1959[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
89 Tomcat Combat February 2 Paul Smith
90 Log Jammed March 2
91 Panhandle Scandal April 20 Alex Lovy
92 Woodpecker in the Moon June 15
93 The Tee Bird August 10 Paul Smith Final appearance of Dapper Denver Dooley.
94 Romp in a Swamp October 5 Final appearance of All I. Gator.
95 Kiddie League November 2

1960s[edit]

1960[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
96 Billion Dollar Boner February 8 Alex Lovy
97 Pistol Packin' Woodpecker March 7 Paul Smith
98 Heap Big Hepcat April 4
99 Ballyhooey May 2 Alex Lovy Final Woody short directed by Alex Lovy.
100 How to Stuff a Woodpecker May 30 Paul Smith Final appearance of Professor Dingledong.
101 Bats in the Belfry July 11
102 Ozark Lark August 8
103 Southern Fried Hospitality November 7 Jack Hannah
  • First Woody short directed by Jack Hannah.
  • First appearance of Gabby Gator.
104 Fowled Up Falcon December 5 Paul Smith

1961[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
105 Poop Deck Pirate January 2 Jack Hannah
106 The Bird Who Came to Dinner March 6 Paul Smith
107 Gabby's Diner April 24 Jack Hannah
108 Sufferin' Cats June 26 Paul Smith Restored in HD for MeTV.
109 Franken-Stymied July 24 Jack Hannah
110 Busman's Holiday August 14 Paul Smith
111 Phantom of the Horse Opera October 9 First appearance of Dirty McNasty.
112 Woody's Kook-Out November 6 Jack Hannah

1962[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
113 Home Sweet Homewrecker January 1 Paul Smith
114 Rock-a-Bye Gator January 29 Jack Hannah
115 Room and Bored March 5 Paul Smith First appearance of Smedley Dog in a Woody short.
116 Rocket Racket April 30 Jack Hannah
117 Careless Caretaker May 28 Paul Smith
118 Tragic Magic July 2
N/A Hyde and Sneak July 23 Cameo on an Inspector Willoughby short.
119 Voo-Doo Boo-Boo August 13 Jack Hannah Final Woody short directed by Jack Hannah.
120 Crowin' Pains September 24 Paul Smith
121 Little Woody Riding Hood October 15

1963[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
122 Greedy Gabby Gator January 1 Sid Marcus Final appearance of Gabby Gator.
123 Robin Hoody Woody February 15 Paul Smith
124 Stowaway Woody May 3 Sid Marcus
125 Shutter Bug May 17 Paul Smith
126 Coy Decoy June 28 Sid Marcus
127 The Tenant's Racket July 26
128 Short in the Saddle August 30 Paul Smith
129 Tepee for Two September 27 Sid Marcus
130 Science Friction November 15 Restored in HD for MeTV.
131 Calling Dr. Woodpecker December 13 Paul Smith First appearance of Mrs. Meany.

1964[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
132 Dumb Like a Fox January 17 Sid Marcus First appearance of Fink Fox.
133 Saddle Sore Woody March 13 Paul Smith
134 Woody's Clip Joint May 8 Sid Marcus
135 Freeway Fracas June 26 Paul Smith Final Woody short under the "Universal International" banner.
Final Woody Woodpecker cartoon that uses the 1950 laugh by Grace Stafford.
136 Skinfolks July 17 Sid Marcus First Woody short under the "Universal Pictures" banner.
First use of new Woody Woodpecker laugh intro from by Grace Stafford, which was used for the remainder of the series.
137 Get Lost! Little Doggy September 4 First appearance of Duffy Dog.
N/A Roof Top Razzle-Dazzle October 9 Paul Smith Cameo in The Beary's Family Album short.
N/A Spook-a-Nanny October 10 Sid Marcus
Paul Smith
Final appearance of Smedley Dog in a Woody short, Andy Panda in a Woody short, Wally Walrus in a Woody short, and also only appearance of Homer Pigeon in a Woody short.
138 Roamin' Roman December 4 Paul Smith

1965[edit]

Starting this year, all shorts carry the "Universal Pictures" banner.

# Title Date Director Notes
139 Three Little Woodpeckers January 2 Sid Marcus
140 Woodpecker Wanted February 20 Paul Smith
N/A Fractured Friendship March 20 Sid Marcus Cameo in Chilly Willy short.
141 Birds of a Feather April 10
142 Canned Dog Feud June 19 Paul Smith
143 Janie Get Your Gun August 7
144 Sioux Me September 25 Sid Marcus Final appearance of Fink Fox.
145 What's Peckin' December 4 Paul Smith First appearance of Professor Grossenfibber.

1966[edit]

Starting with Lonesome Ranger, all shorts are directed by Paul Smith.

# Title Date Director Notes
146 Rough Riding Hood January 1 Sid Marcus
  • Final Woody short directed by Sid Marcus.
  • Final Lantz short with animation by Ray Abrams and Art Davis.
147 Lonesome Ranger February 26 Paul Smith
148 Woody and the Beanstalk March 26
149 Hassle in a Castle May 21
150 The Big Bite July 16
151 Astronaut Woody August 6
152 Practical Yolk September 24
153 Monster of Ceremonies November 19

1967[edit]

Starting with Hot Diggity Dog, all shorts are composed by Walter Greene.

# Title Date Director Notes
154 Sissy Sheriff January 28 Paul Smith
155 Have Gun, Can't Travel April 8
156 The Nautical Nut April 29
157 Hot Diggity Dog May 20
158 Horse Play July 17
N/A Chilly Chums September 4 Cameo on Chilly Willy short.
159 Secret Agent Woody Woodpecker October 2

1968[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
160 Lotsa Luck February 26 Paul Smith Final appearance of Dirty McNasty.
161 Woody the Freeloader March 25
162 Peck of Trouble April 22 Restored in HD for MeTV.
163 Fat in the Saddle May 20
164 Feudin Fightin-N-Fussin' June 17
165 A Lad in Bagdad August 5
166 One Horse Town October 21

1969[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
167 Hook, Line and Stinker January 13 Paul Smith
168 Little Skeeter March 10
169 Woody's Knight Mare May 5
170 Tumble Weed Greed June 9 Restored in HD for MeTV.
171 Ship A'hoy Woody August 4
172 Prehistoric Super Salesman September 1 Final appearance of Professor Grossenfibber, Dallas McKennon does not voice Grossenfibber, instead Daws Butler does.
173 Phoney Pony October 27

1970s[edit]

1970[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
174 Seal on the Loose January 26 Paul Smith
175 Wild Bill Hiccup April 6
176 Coo Coo Nuts July 27
177 Hi-Rise Wise Guys August 24
178 Buster's Last Stand October 5
179 All Hams on Deck November 30

1971[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
180 Flim Flam Fountain January 25 Paul Smith Final appearances of Knothead and Splinter.
181 Sleepy Time Chimes March 22 Restored in HD for MeTV.
182 The Reluctant Recruit April 26 Restored in HD for MeTV.
183 How to Trap a Woodpecker May 31
184 Woody's Magic Touch August 23 Restored in HD for MeTV.
185 Kitty from the City September 20
186 The Snoozin' Bruin October 25
187 Shanghai Woody November 22

1972[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
188 Indian Corn January 1 Paul Smith
189 Gold Diggin' Woodpecker February 1 Final appearance of Sugarfoot in a Woody Woodpecker short.
190 Pecking Holes in Poles March 1
191 Chili Con Corny May 1
192 Show Biz Beagle June 1
193 For the Love of Pizza July 1
194 The Genie with the Light Touch August 1 Final appearance of Buzz Buzzard.
195 Bye, Bye, Blackboard September 1
  • Final appearances of Woody, Duffy Dog and Mrs. Meany.
  • Final Woody short directed by Paul Smith.
  • Final entry in series.

References[edit]

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