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Prod. and Airdates:


July 1941 - 1972, released theatrically

Walter Lantz Productions


The Woody Woodpecker Show (television)


October 1957 - September 1958, ABC

September 1970 - September 1972, NBC

September 1976 - September 1977, NBC


Theme Song: Woody Woodpecker

The Woody Woodpecker Show



oody Woodpecker made his first appearance in the 1940, Andy Panda short entitled Knock Knock. A year later he was starring in his own series of animated shorts, and would continue to do so until 1972, becoming Walter Lantz Productions' most successful character. Perhaps best remembered for his distinctive laugh (ha-ha-ha-HA-ha!), Woody began as a raucous screwball whose lack of consideration for others provided the catalyst for the comic mayhem that followed him. But by the mid 1950s his demeanor had changed to that of the protagonist, defending himself from the wrongdoings of others rather than looking for trouble. In either form, his cartoons were filled with the frenetic energy and improbable sight gags common to cartoons of the time.


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Two of Woody Woodpecker's earliest recurring adversaries were Wally Walrus and Buzz Buzzard, introduced in 1944 and 1948 respectively. In the 1956 short Get Lost Woody's nephew and niece, Knothead and Splinter, made their first appearance. The two starred in several shorts which were a comic take on traditional fairy tales like Hansel and Gretel and Little Red Riding Hood. Other notable characters to appear in the Woody Woodpecker shorts included Dapper Denver Dooley, Professor Dingledong, Gabby Gator and Miss Meany.


Woody made his television debut in 1957, when his theatrical shorts were packaged along with other Walter Lantz creations - Andy Panda, Wally Walrus, Gabby Gator, Buzzy Buzzard, Oswald the Rabbit, and Chilly Willy the penguin - to form The Woody Woodpecker Show. Each half-hour program consisted of three theatrical shorts sandwiched between new animated Woody wraparounds with live-action hosting chores handled by Walter Lantz himself. The studio head would host from his office, demonstrating how cartoons were made by showing the viewers at home such animation essentials as painting cels and drawing storyboards. After one year with ABC the show entered syndication, where it remained until 1966. It was then revived by NBC in 1970.


Brand new Woody Woodpecker episodes were produced for television under the title The New Woody Woodpecker Show, which aired on Saturday mornings from 1999 to 2003. The new series used several redesigned characters from the theatrical shorts, and provided new voice work for Woody Woodpecker by voice actor Billy West.



Woody Woodpecker

Mel Blanc (1940-1941)

Woody Woodpecker

Ben Hardaway (1942-1949)

Woody Woodpecker

Grace Stafford (1950-1972)





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Ration Bored
The Barber of Seville
Beach Nuts
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Wet Blanket Policy
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Wicket Wacky
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Canned Dog Feud
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