Wild and Woody!

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Wild and Woody!
Woody Woodpecker series
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Directed by Dick Lundy
Produced by Walter Lantz
Story by Ben Hardaway
Heck Allen
Voices by Lionel Stander
Ben Hardaway
Music by Darrell Calker
Animation by Fred Brunish
Lester Kline
Ed Love
Pat Matthews
Studio Walter Lantz Productions
Distributed by United Artists
Release date(s) December 31, 1948 (U.S.)
Color process Technicolor
Running time 6' 31"
Language English
Preceded by Wet Blanket Policy
Followed by Drooler's Delight

Wild and Woody! is the 30th animated cartoon short subject in the Woody Woodpecker series. Released theatrically on December 31, 1948, the film was produced by Walter Lantz Productions and distributed by United Artists.


Outlaw Buzz Buzzard has been terrorizing a small western town and makes it his duty to dispose of all future sheriffs. Woody Woodpecker soon rides into town, becomes the new sheriff, and vows to get rid of Buzz. After Woody and Buzz share a few drinks, they pit their wits against each other. Their confrontation reaches its climax when Sheriff Woody traps the bandit in a burning stove and tosses a box of dynamite in with him.


  • The title Wild and Woody! is a play on the expression, "wild and wooly".
  • Wild and Woody! marks the first of several occasions in which Woody actually kills Buzz. This is also the first Woody Woodpecker cartoon to be set in the Old West, and to portray Buzz as an western outlaw.


  • Cooke, Jon, Komorowski, Thad, Shakarian, Pietro, and Tatay, Jack. "1948". The Walter Lantz Cartune Encyclopedia.