The Dippy Diplomat
|The Dippy Diplomat|
|Woody Woodpecker series|
|Directed by||James Culhane|
|Produced by||Walter Lantz|
|Story by||Ben Hardaway
|Voices by||Ben Hardaway
|Music by||Darrell Calker|
|Animation by||Pat Matthews
|Studio||Walter Lantz Productions|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Release date(s)||August 27, 1945|
|Running time||6' 50"|
|Preceded by||Woody Dines Out|
|Followed by||The Loose Nut|
The Dippy Diplomat is the 15th animated cartoon short subject in the Woody Woodpecker series. Released theatrically on August 27, 1945, the film was produced by Walter Lantz Productions and distributed by Universal Pictures.
Wally Walrus is preparing a barbecue feast for a visiting ambassador. The smell of cooking steaks rouses Woody from his nap, and he begins to swipe food off the table - first grabbing ears of corn through a fence knothole, then eating a plate of hard-boiled eggs while pretending to look for a lost ping-pong ball. When he tries to get away with one of the steaks, though, Wally launches him out of the yard. Woody crashes into a newspaper rack, reads about the ambassador's visit, and decides to impersonate him.
Dressed in a coat, top hat, and false beard to match the ambassador's photo, Woody barges into Wally's yard and accidentally sets the beard on fire when he gets too close to the barbecue. Woody slaps the beard onto Wally's face and yanks his chef's hat down. Wally panics and starts to chug around the yard like a train locomotive, smoke pouring from his hat, and Woody loads all the food into a covered wagon and hitches it to Wally when he passes. Woody gorges himself as Wally blunders his way onto a set of railroad tracks and chugs toward the horizon.
- Cooke, Jon, Komorowski, Thad, Shakarian, Pietro, and Tatay, Jack. "1945". The Walter Lantz Cartune Encyclopedia.
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