Woody Woodpecker (film series)

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Woody Woodpecker
GenreComedy
Animation
Created byWalter Lantz
Directed byWalter Lantz
Alex Lovy
James Culhane
Dick Lundy
Don Patterson
Jack Hannah
Sid Marcus
Paul J. Smith
Voices ofMel Blanc
Danny Webb
Kent Rogers
Daws Butler
Ben Hardaway
Jack Mather
Will Wright
Dallas McKennon
Paul Frees
Lionel Stander
Dallas McKennon
Grace Stafford
Opening themeThe Woody Woodpecker Song
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes196 shorts (list of episodes)
Production
Producer(s)Walter Lantz
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Walter Lantz Productions
Universal Animation Studios
DistributorUniversal Pictures
Release
Original releaseJuly 7, 1941 (1941-07-07) –
February 6, 2018

Woody Woodpecker is an American animated series of comedy short films created by Walter Lantz in 1941 and 1972, produced in Walter Lantz Productions and distributed by Universal Pictures.[1]

Voices and Characters[edit]

Woody Woodpecker
Wally Walrus
Buzz Buzzard
Miss Meany
  • Grace Stafford (1963–72)
Winnie Woodpecker
  • Grace Stafford (1954)

History[edit]

Woody Woodpecker is a smart, talkative and cheeky character whose main brand is a screaming chuckle, the work of the exceptional voice actor Mel Blanc and that years later had to be adapted by other actors. Hardly does he initiate any problem case, the character's only intention is to take his life in a good, in his house on a tree trunk, or flying around chopping wood, which usually disturbs someone who irritated tries to get rid of the bird, it is at this time that the Woody Woodpecker is not underneath doing everything to trash its opponent, transforming itself into a being without modesty or ethics. In that moment everything is worth, from the most sordid cheats, even dressing as a woman to deceive the villains or even to start the fight with their painful pecks. At a time when the drawings were trying to pass on a positive or educational message, the bird broke all taboos with stories full of mentions of smoking, alcoholism, or sex. The character himself once defined himself to Miss Meany as someone not very good: "I have a lot of habits. And they are all bad!".

That is why the Woody Woodpecker adventures had problems with censorship and the press because of the violence. But perhaps because of his behavior and personality, the Woody Woodpecker did not always have happy endings in his episodes. In several of them, our hero ended with a bump on the head echoing his characteristic laughter in a melancholy tone. The character usually acts alone, except in some episodes in which appears with his friend horse Sugarfoot. There is also a small gallery of villains that appear frequently. Among the most common are the Wally Walrus, a sea lion with a German accent and of the villains was the most abobalhado. With a little more trickery we had Buzz Buzzard and Gabby Gator, who lived trying to have lunch our hero. But it's really fun to see the Woody Woodpecker tormenting Dooley, the hobo, who also often appears in the drawings as a villain from the old west. Another one who lives being tormented by the Woody Woodpecker is the butterfly hunter Miss Meany, who in another version of the drawing is also the owner of the pension where the bird lives.

Short films lists[edit]

1940 (pilot episode)
1941-1943 (Season 1)
1944-1949 (Season 2)
1951-1955 (Season 3)
1955-1961 (Season 4)

(1958, first Clayde Cat)

1961-1965 (Season 5)
  • Busman's Holiday (1961)
  • Phantom of the Horse Opera (1961)
  • Woody's Kook-Out (1962)
  • Rock-a-Bye Gator (1962)
  • Home Sweet Homewrecker (1962)
  • The Little Bear (1962)
  • Room and Bored (1962)
  • Rocket Racket (1962)
  • Careless Caretaker (1962)
  • Tragic Magic (1962)
  • Voo-Doo Boo-Boo (1962)
  • Crowin' Pains (1962)
  • Little Woody Riding Hood (1962)
  • Greedy Gabby Gator (1963)
  • Robin Hood Woody (1963)
  • Stowaway Woody (1963)
  • The Shutter Bug (1963)
  • Coy Decoy (1963)
  • The Tenant's Racket (1963)
  • Short in the Saddle (1963)
  • Tepee for Two (1963)
  • Science Friction (1963)
  • Calling Dr. Woodpecker (1963, first Miss Meany)
  • Dumb Like a Fox (1964)
  • Saddle Sore Woody (1964)
  • Woody's Clip Joint (1964)
  • Spookananny (1964)
  • Skinfolks (1964)
  • Get Lost! Little Doggy (1964)
  • Freeway Fracas (1964)
  • Roamin' Roman (1964)
  • Three Little Woodpeckers (1965, based on title is Three Little Pigs)
  • Woodpecker Wanted (1965)
  • Birds of a Feather (1965)
1965-1972 (Season 6)
  • Canned Dog Feud (1965)
  • Janie Get Your Gun (1965)
  • Sioux Me (1965)
  • What's Peckin (1965)
  • Rough Riding Hood (1966)
  • Lonesome Ranger
  • Woody and the Beanstalk (1966, based in Jack and the Beanstalk)
  • Hassle in a Castle (1966)
  • The Big Bite (1966)
  • Astronut Woody (1966)
  • Practical Yolk (1966)
  • Monster of Ceremonies (1966)
  • Sissy Sheriff (1966)
  • Have Gun, Can't Travel (1967)
  • The Nautical Nut (1967)
  • Hot Diggity Dog (1967)
  • Horse Play (1967)
  • Secret Agent Woody Woodpecker (1967)
  • Lotsa Luck (1968)
  • Peck of Trouble (1968)
  • Fat in the Saddle (1968)
  • Woody the Freeloader (1968)
  • Feudin Fightin-N-Fussin (1968)
  • A Lad in Bagdad (1968)
  • One Horse Town (1968)
  • Hook Line and Stinker (1969)
  • Little Skeeter (1969)
  • Woody's Knight Mare (1969)
  • Tumble Weed Greed (1969)
  • Ship A'hoy Woody (1969)
  • Prehistoric Super Salesman (1969)
  • Phoney Pony (1969)
  • Seal on the Loose (1970)
  • Wild Bill Hiccup (1970)
  • Coo Coo Nuts (1970)
  • Hi-Rise Wise Guys (1970)
  • Buster's Last Stand (1970)
  • All Hams on Deck (1970)
  • Flim Flam Fountain (1970)
  • Sleepy Time Chimes (1971)
  • The Reluctant Recruit (1971)
  • How to Trap a Woodpecker (1971)
  • Woody's Magic Touch (1971)
  • Kitty from The City (1971)
  • The Snoozin' Bruin (1971)
  • Shanghai Woody (1971)
  • Indian Corn (1972)
  • Gold Diggin' Woodpecker (1972)
  • Pecking Holes in Poles (1972)
  • Chili Con Corny (1972)
  • Show Biz Beagle (1972)
  • For the Love of Pizza (1972)
  • The Genie With the Light Touch (1972)
  • Bye, Bye, Blackboard (1972)
  • Last Ever (1973)
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988) (Movie)
  • The New Woody Woodpecker Show (1999)
  • Woody Woodpecker 2018 (2018)

Media[edit]

Television shows and Web series
Films
Games

References[edit]

  1. ^ Woody Woodpecker - 1940. InfanTV. Page visited in November 24, 2018.