The Hollywood Matador

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The Hollywood Matador
Woody Woodpecker series
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Directed by Alex Lovy
Walter Lantz
Produced by Walter Lantz
Story by Ben Hardaway
Milt Schaffer
L. E. Eliott
Voices by Danny Webb
Music by Darrell Calker
Animation by Alex Lovy
LaVerne Harding
George Dane
Studio Walter Lantz Productions
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s) February 9, 1942 (U.S.)
Color process Technicolor
Running time 6' 54"
Language English
Preceded by Pantry Panic
Followed by Ace in the Hole

The Hollywood Matador is the fourth animated cartoon short subject in the Woody Woodpecker series. Released theatrically on February 9, 1942, the film was produced by Walter Lantz Productions and distributed by Universal Pictures.

Production notes[edit]

The Hollywood Matador marks the final time Danny Webb provided the voice for Woody. It was also the first entry in the series directed by veteran animator/director Alex Lovy

The original title was The Mad Matador, but the Motion Picture Society for the Americas convinced Lantz to change it to The Hollywood Matador. Lantz was also urged to remove footage featured Mexicans without shoes and one sleeping, as the association feared that South America theater owners would ban the film.[1]


  1. ^ Cooke, Jon, Komorowski, Thad, Shakarian, Pietro, and Tatay, Jack. "1942". The Walter Lantz Cartune Encyclopedia