Square Shootin' Square

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Square Shootin' Square
Woody Woodpecker series
Directed by Paul J. Smith
Produced by Walter Lantz
Story by Michael Maltese
Voices by Grace Stafford
Dal McKennon
Music by Clarence Wheeler
Animation by Robert Bentley
Herman Cohen
Gil Turner
Art Landy
Studio Walter Lantz Productions
Distributed by Universal International
Release date(s) September 26, 1955
Color process Technicolor
Running time 6' 06"
Country United States
Language English
Preceded by Bedtime Bedlam
Followed by Bunco Busters

Square Shootin' Square is the 63rd animated cartoon short subject in the Woody Woodpecker series. Released theatrically on September 26, 1955, the film was produced by Walter Lantz Productions and distributed by Universal International.


In the Old West, Dapper Denver Dooley robs the Third National Bank and escapes on horseback from a sheriff's posse. He hides the stolen money in a tree where Woody Woodpecker is living. Dooley tries to get it back but Woody pulls some gags to prevent it. Dooley is finally arrested and goes crazy at the end.


Square Shootin' Square marks Dapper Denver Dooley's first appearance, voiced by Dal McKennon. Eventually, Dooley would replace Buzz Buzzard, and in turn, be replaced by Gabby Gator, as Woody's main antagonist in the series.


  • Cooke, Jon, Komorowski, Thad, Shakarian, Pietro, and Tatay, Jack. "1955". The Walter Lantz Cartune Encyclopedia.