Woody Woodpecker filmography

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Woody Woodpecker
Created by
Original workKnock Knock (1940)
Owner
Years
  • 1940–present
Print publications
ComicsDell Comics (1942-1974)
Gold Key Comics (1962-1984)
Harvey Comics (1991-1994)
Films and television
Film(s)Knock Knock (1940)
Woody Woodpecker (1941)
Woody Woodpecker (2017)
Web series
Animated series
Television special(s)
Direct-to-video

This is a list of animated cartoons that stars 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, and the 2018 Woody Woodpecker web series.

1940s[edit]

M = Academy Award nominee/winner

1940[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
1 Knock Knock November 25 Alex Lovy An Andy Panda short. First appearance of Woody Woodpecker.

1941[edit]

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

1942[edit]

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

1943[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
8 The Screwball February 15 Alex Lovy
9 The Dizzy Acrobat M May 31 Final Woody short to feature Kent Rogers as Woody's voice.
10 Ration Bored July 26 Emery Hawkins[2]
Milt Schaffer[2]
Only Woody short to feature Dick Nelson as Woody's voice.

Only Woody short directed by Emery Hawkins and Milt Schaffer.

1944[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
11 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.
  • Last cartoon where Woody had green eyes until 1947.
12 The Beach Nut October 16 James Culhane First appearance of Wally Walrus. First cartoon where Woody had blue eyes.
13 Ski for Two November 13 James Culhane

1945[edit]

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

1946[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
18 Who's Cookin' Who? June 24 James Culhane First appearance of Wolfie Wolf
19 Bathing Buddies July 1 Dick Lundy First Woody short directed by Dick Lundy.
20 The Reckless Driver August 26 James Culhane
21 Fair Weather Fiends November 18 James Culhane 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.
22 Smoked Hams April 28 Dick Lundy
23 The Coo Coo Bird June 9 Dick Lundy
24 Well Oiled June 30 Dick Lundy
25 Solid Ivory August 25 Dick Lundy
26 Woody the Giant Killer December 15 Dick Lundy Final Woody short distributed by Universal Pictures until 1951.

1948[edit]

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

# Title Date Director Notes
27 The Mad Hatter February 16 Dick Lundy First Woody short distributed by United Artists.
28 Banquet Busters March 3 Dick Lundy Featuring Andy Panda.
29 Wacky-Bye Baby May 2 Dick Lundy
30 Wet Blanket Policy M August 27 Dick Lundy First appearance of Buzz Buzzard.
31 Wild and Woody! December 31 Dick Lundy

1949[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
32 Drooler's Delight March 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]

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.

First time Grace Stafford provides Woody's voice. First Lantz production following hiatus.[3]

1951[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
33 Puny Express January 22 Walter Lantz
Dick Lundy
First Woody short produced after hiatus.[3] First Woody short distributed once again by Universal International.
34 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.
35 Wicket Wacky May 28 Walter Lantz
36 Slingshot 6 7/8 July 23 Walter Lantz First pairing of Buzz Buzzard and Wally Walrus.
37 The Redwood Sap October 1 Walter Lantz
38 The Woody Woodpecker Polka October 29 Walter Lantz Featuring Andy Panda and Oswald Rabbit.
39 Destination Meatball December 24 Walter Lantz

1952[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
40 Born to Peck February 25 Walter Lantz
41 Stage Hoax April 21 Walter Lantz
42 Woodpecker in the Rough June 16 Walter Lantz
43 Scalp Treatment September 18 Walter Lantz Final Woody short directed by Walter Lantz.
44 The Great Who-Dood-It October 20 Don Patterson First Woody short directed by Don Patterson.
45 Termites from Mars December 8 Don Patterson

1953[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
46 What's Sweepin' January 5 Don Patterson
47 Buccaneer Woodpecker April 20 Don Patterson
48 Operation Sawdust June 15 Don Patterson
49 Wrestling Wrecks July 20 Don Patterson
50 Belle Boys September 14 Don Patterson
51 Hypnotic Hick September 26 Don Patterson First and only Woody Woodpecker short in 3D. Released with Wings of the Hawk 3D
52 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
53 Socko in Morocco January 18 Don Patterson Final pairing of Buzz Buzzard and Wally Walrus.
Final appearance of Wally Walrus.
54 Alley to Bali March 15 Don Patterson
55 Under the Counter Spy May 10 Don Patterson
56 Hot Rod Huckster July 5 Don Patterson
57 Real Gone Woody September 20 Paul Smith First appearance of Winnie Woodpecker.
58 A Fine Feathered Frenzy October 25 Don Patterson
59 Convict Concerto November 20 Don Patterson Final Woody short directed by Don Patterson.

1955[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
60 Helter Shelter January 17 Paul Smith
61 Witch Crafty March 14 Paul Smith
62 Private Eye Pooch May 9 Paul Smith First appearance of Professor Dingledong
63 Bedtime Bedlam July 4 Paul Smith
64 Square Shootin' Square September 1 Paul Smith First appearance of Dapper Denver Dooley.
65 Bunco Busters November 21 Paul Smith Final appearance of Buzz Buzzard, before his 14-year hiatus. Last cartoon where Woody had green eyes until 1999.
66 The Tree Medic December 9 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
67 After the Ball February 13 Paul Smith
68 Get Lost March 12 Paul Smith First appearances of Knothead and Splinter.
69 Chief Charlie Horse May 7 Paul Smith
70 Woodpecker from Mars July 2 Paul Smith
71 Calling All Cuckoos September 24 Paul Smith
72 Niagara Fools October 22 Paul Smith
73 Arts and Flowers November 19 Paul Smith
74 Woody Meets Davy Crewcut December 17 Alex Lovy

1957[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
75 Red Riding Hoodlum February 11 Paul Smith Final appearance of Wolfie Wolf.
76 Box Car Bandit April 8 Paul Smith
77 The Unbearable Salesman June 3 Paul Smith
78 International Woodpecker July 1 Paul Smith Final appearance of Winnie Woodpecker.
79 To Catch a Woodpecker July 29 Alex Lovy
80 Round Trip to Mars September 23 Paul Smith
81 Dopey Dick the Pink Whale November 1 Paul Smith
82 Fodder and Son November 4 Paul Smith

1958[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
83 Misguided Missile January 27 Paul Smith
84 Watch the Birdie February 24 Alex Lovy
85 Half Empty Saddles April 21 Paul Smith
86 His Better Elf July 14 Paul Smith
87 Everglade Raid August 11 Paul Smith First appearance of Ali Gator.
88 Tree's a Crowd September 8 Paul Smith
89 Jittery Jester November 3 Paul Smith The most recent Woody Woodpecker short remastered and released on DVD.

1959[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
90 Tomcat Combat March 2 Paul Smith
91 Log Jammed April 20 Paul Smith
92 Panhandle Scandal May 18 Alex Lovy
93 Woodpecker in the Moon July 13 Alex Lovy
94 The Tee Bird July 13 Paul Smith Final appearance of Dapper Denver Dooley.
95 Romp in a Swamp August 7 Paul Smith Final appearance of Ali Gator.
96 Kiddie League November 3 Paul Smith

1960s[edit]

1960[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
97 Billion Dollar Boner January 5 Alex Lovy
98 Pistol Packin' Woodpecker March 2 Paul Smith
99 Heap Big Hepcat March 30 Paul Smith
100 Ballyhooey April 20 Alex Lovy Final Woody short directed by Alex Lovy.
101 How to Stuff a Woodpecker May 18 Paul Smith
102 Bats in the Belfry June 16 Paul Smith
103 Ozark Lark July 13 Paul Smith
104 Southern Fried Hospitality November 28 Jack Hannah First Woody short directed by Jack Hannah. First appearance of Gabby Gator.
105 Fowled Up Falcon December 20 Paul Smith

1961[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
106 Poop Deck Pirate January 10 Jack Hannah
107 The Bird Who Came to Dinner March 7 Paul Smith
108 Gabby's Diner March 28 Jack Hannah
109 Sufferin' Cats June 30 Paul Smith
110 Franken-Stymied July 4 Jack Hannah
111 Busman's Holiday August 25 Paul Smith
112 Phantom of the Horse Opera October 26 Paul Smith First appearance of Sugarfoot in a Woody short.
113 Woody's Kook-Out November 17 Jack Hannah

1962[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
114 Home Sweet Homewrecker January 9 Paul Smith
115 Rock-a-Bye Gator January 30 Jack Hannah
116 Room and Bored March 6 Paul Smith First appearance of Smedley Dog in a Woody short.
117 Rocket Racket April 24 Jack Hannah
118 Careless Caretaker May 29 Paul Smith Final appearance of Smedley Dog in a Woody short.
119 Tragic Magic July 3 Paul Smith
N/A Hyde and Sneak July 24 Paul Smith Cameo on an Inspector Willoughby short.
120 Voo-Doo Boo-Boo August 14 Jack Hannah Final Woody short directed by Jack Hannah.
121 Crowin' Pains September 25 Paul Smith
122 Little Woody Riding Hood October 16 Paul Smith Final Woody short under the "Universal International" banner.

1963[edit]

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

# Title Date Director Notes
123 Greedy Gabby Gator January 1 Sid Marcus
  • First Woody short directed by Sid Marcus.
  • First Woody short under the "Universal Pictures" banner.
  • Final appearance of Gabby Gator.
124 Robin Hoody Woody March 12 Paul Smith
125 Stowaway Woody May 5 Sid Marcus
126 The Shutter Bug June 7 Paul Smith
127 Coy Decoy July 9 Sid Marcus
128 The Tenant's Racket August 30 Sid Marcus
129 Short in the Saddle September 20 Paul Smith
130 Tepee for Two October 4 Sid Marcus
131 Science Friction November 16 Sid Marcus
132 Calling Dr. Woodpecker December 24 Paul Smith First appearance of Mrs. Meany.

1964[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
133 Dumb Like a Fox January 7 Sid Marcus First appearance of Fink Fox.
134 Saddle Sore Woody April 7 Paul Smith
135 Woody's Clip Joint June 9 Sid Marcus
136 Skinfolks July 7 Sid Marcus
137 Get Lost! Little Doggy September 3 Sid Marcus First appearance of Duffy Dog.
138 Freeway Fracas September 3 Paul Smith
139 Roamin' Roman December 17 Paul Smith

1965[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
140 Three Little Woodpeckers January 16 Sid Marcus
141 Woodpecker Wanted February 13 Paul Smith
N/A Fractured Friendship March 1 Sid Marcus Cameo in Chilly Willy short.
142 Birds of a Feather March 15 Sid Marcus
143 Canned Dog Feud April 17 Paul Smith
144 Janie Get Your Gun May 12 Paul Smith
145 Sioux Me June 16 Sid Marcus Final appearance of Fink Fox.
146 What's Peckin' June 18 Paul Smith

1966[edit]

Starting with Woody and the Beanstalk, all shorts are directed by Paul Smith.

# Title Date Director Notes
147 Rough Riding Hood January 11 Sid Marcus
148 Lonesome Ranger February 12 Final Woody short directed by Sid Marcus.
149 Woody and the Beanstalk March 13 Paul Smith
150 Hassle in a Castle April 14 Paul Smith
151 The Big Bite April 15 Paul Smith
152 Astronut Woody May 16 Paul Smith
153 Practical Yolk May 17 Paul Smith
154 Monster of Ceremonies May 18 Paul Smith

1967[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
155 Sissy Sheriff January 1 Paul Smith
156 Have Gun, Can't Travel February 1 Paul Smith
157 The Nautical Nut March 1 Paul Smith
158 Hot Diggity Dog March 1 Paul Smith Final appearance of Duffy Dog.
159 Horse Play April 1 Paul Smith
160 Secret Agent Woody Woodpecker May 1 Paul Smith
N/A Chilly Chums June 1 Paul Smith Cameo on Chilly Willy short.

1968[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
161 Lotsa Luck January 1 Paul Smith
162 Fat in the Saddle April 1 Paul Smith
163 Peck of Trouble June 1 Paul Smith
164 Feudin Fightin-N-Fussin' June 1 Paul Smith
165 A Lad in Bagdad July 1 Paul Smith
166 One Horse Town August 1 Paul Smith
167 Woody the Freeloader October 1 Paul Smith

1969[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
168 Hook, Line and Stinker March 1 Paul Smith
169 Little Skeeter March 1 Paul Smith
170 Woody's Knight Mare May 1 Paul Smith
171 Tumble Weed Greed June 1 Paul Smith First reappearance of Buzz Buzzard, after 14-year absence
172 Ship A'hoy Woody August 1 Paul Smith
173 Prehistoric Super Salesman September 1 Paul Smith
174 Phoney Pony November 1 Paul Smith

1970s[edit]

1970[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
175 Seal on the Loose May 1 Paul Smith
176 Wild Bill Hiccup June 1 Paul Smith
177 Coo Coo Nuts July 1 Paul Smith
178 Hi-Rise Wise Guys August 1 Paul Smith
179 Buster's Last Stand October 1 Paul Smith
180 All Hams on Deck November 1 Paul Smith

1971[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
181 Flim Flam Fountain January 5 Paul Smith Final appearances of Knothead and Splinter.
182 Sleepy Time Chimes February 1
183 The Reluctant Recruit March 1
184 How to Trap a Woodpecker April 1
185 Woody's Magic Touch May 1
186 Kitty from the City August 1
187 The Snoozin' Bruin September 1
188 Shanghai Woody December 1

1972[edit]

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

2018[edit]

# Title Date Director Notes
N/A Woody Woodpecker December 3 Alex Zamm
Mike Milo
First YouTube Web series director by Alex Zamm (season 1) & Mike Milo (season 2).

References[edit]

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