Woody Woodpecker is an animated cartoon character, an anthropomorphic woodpecker who appeared in theatrical short films produced by the Walter Lantz animation studio and distributed by Universal Pictures. The bouncing ball animation (below consists of these 6 frames Anthropomorphism is the attribution of uniquely Human characteristics to non-human creatures and beings natural and supernatural phenomena material states and objects The woodpeckers, piculets and wrynecks are a family, Picidae, of Near-passerine Birds. Short subject is a format description originally coined in the North American Film industry in the early period of cinema. Walter Lantz Productions was an American Animation studio It was in operation from 1929 to 1972 and was the principal supplier of animation for Universal Studios Universal Studios (sometimes called Universal Pictures or Universal City Studios) a subsidiary of NBC Universal, is a major Global American Though not the first of the "screwball" characters that became popular in the 1940s, Woody is perhaps the most indicative of the type. The screwball comedy is a subgenre of the comedy Film genre. It has proven to be one of the most popular and enduring film genres The 1940s decade ran from 1940 to 1949 Events and trends The 1940s was a period between the radical 1930s and the conservative 1950s which also leads the period to be
Woody was created in 1940 by storyboard artist Ben "Bugs" Hardaway, who had previously laid the groundwork for two other "screwball" characters, Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, at the Schlesinger/Warner Bros. studio in the late 1930s. Year 1940 ( MCMXL) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. See also Pre-production Storyboards are graphic organizers such as a series of Illustrations or Images displayed in sequence for the purpose of Joseph Benson "Ben/Bugs" Hardaway (1897 - 1957 was a Storyboard artist animator voice actor gagman writer and director for several American Clyde Rabbit (uncleMrs Bugs Bunny (wifePapa Bunny (fatherMama Bunny (motherRugs Bunny Daffy Duck is an Animated cartoon character in the Warner Brothers Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of Warner Bros Cartoons Inc was the Animation division of Warner Bros The 1930s were described as an abrupt shift to more radical and conservative lifestyles as countries were struggling to find a solution to the Great Depression. Woody's character and design would evolve over the years, from an insane bird with an unusually garish design to a more refined looking and acting character in the vein of the later Chuck Jones version of Bugs Bunny. Birds ( class Aves) are bipedal endothermic ( Warm-blooded) Vertebrate animals that lay eggs. Charles Martin "Chuck" Jones ( September 21, 1912 &ndash February 22, 2002) was an American Animator, Woody was originally voiced by prolific voice actor Mel Blanc, who was succeeded by Ben Hardaway and later by Grace Stafford, wife of Walter Lantz. Melvin "Mel" Jerome Blanc ( May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989) was an American voice actor and Comedian Grace Stafford Lantz ( November 7, 1903 – March 17 1992) was an American actress the wife of Animation producer
Lantz produced theatrical cartoons longer than most of his contemporaries, and Woody Woodpecker remained a staple of Universal's release schedule until 1972, when Lantz finally closed down his studio. The character has only been revived since then for special productions and occasions, save for one new Saturday morning cartoon, The New Woody Woodpecker Show, for the Fox Network in the late 1990s/early 2000s. A Saturday morning cartoon is the colloquial term for the animated television programming which was typically scheduled on Saturday mornings on the major American The New Woody Woodpecker Show is an Animated television series based on the original cartoon by Walter Lantz, produced by Universal Animation The 1990s collectively refers to the years between and including 1990 and 1999
Woody Woodpecker cartoons were first broadcast on television in 1957 under the title The Woody Woodpecker Show, which featured Lantz cartoons bookended by new footage of Woody and live-action footage of Lantz. Though less popular today, a repackaged version of The Woody Woodpecker Show is still frequently seen in television syndication. Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic In Broadcasting, syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast Radio shows and Television shows to multiple individual stations without going through Woody has a motion picture star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 7000 Hollywood Blvd. The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a Sidewalk along Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood Los Angeles California, USA, that He also made a cameo alongside many other famous cartoon characters in the 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Events Michael Jackson 's first film was Moonwalker Top grossing films (U Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 Live-action/animated film produced by Amblin Entertainment and The Walt Disney Company (released
According to Walter Lantz's press agent, the idea for Woody came during the producer's honeymoon with his wife, Gracie, in Sherwood Lake, California. Walter Benjamin Lantz ( April 27 1899 &ndash March 22 1994) was an American Cartoonist and Animator, best A press agent is a professional publicist who acts on behalf of his or her client on all matters involving Public relations. A honeymoon is the traditional holiday taken by newlyweds to celebrate their marriage in intimacy and seclusion Grace Stafford Lantz ( November 7, 1903 – March 17 1992) was an American actress the wife of Animation producer A noisy woodpecker outside their cabin kept the couple awake at night, and when a heavy rain started, they learned that the bird had bored holes in their cabin's roof. The woodpeckers, piculets and wrynecks are a family, Picidae, of Near-passerine Birds. As both Walter and Gracie told Dallas attorney Rod Phelps during a visit, Walter wanted to shoot the thing, but Gracie suggested that her husband make a cartoon about the bird, and thus Woody was born. The story is questionable, however, since the Lantzes were not married until after Woody made his screen debut. Walter and Gracie went on to tell Phelps that, after Woodie was on paper, Walter wanted to find the right sound for him. He auditioned over a thousand sounds. His audio engineer had been convinced by Gracie to let her try without telling Walter and, of the thousand or so that Walter heard, he picked Gracie's as the one that sounded the most like he thought Woodie would sound like. Their standard story that the bird's cry inspired Woody's trademark "Ha-ha-ha-HAA-ha!" is also questionable, as Mel Blanc had already used a similar laugh in earlier Warner Bros. cartoons such as Elmer's Candid Camera. Elmer's Candid Camera is a 1940 Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Chuck Jones, and first released on March 2,
Woody Woodpecker first appeared in the film Knock Knock on November 25, 1940. Knock Knock is a 1940 animated Short subject, part of the Andy Panda series produced by Walter Lantz. Events 1034 - Máel Coluim mac Cináeda, King of Scots dies Donnchad, the Year 1940 ( MCMXL) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The cartoon ostensibly stars Andy Panda and his father, Papa Panda, but it is Woody who steals the show. Andy Panda is a cartoon character who starred in his own series of Animated cartoon Short subjects produced by Walter Lantz. Andy Panda is a cartoon character who starred in his own series of Animated cartoon Short subjects produced by Walter Lantz. The woodpecker constantly pesters the two pandas, apparently just for the fun of it. The woodpeckers, piculets and wrynecks are a family, Picidae, of Near-passerine Birds. The Giant Panda ( Ailuropoda melanoleuca, "black-and-white cat-foot" is a Mammal classified in the Bear family ( Ursidae) native to Andy, meanwhile, tries to sprinkle salt on Woody's tail in the belief that this will somehow capture the bird. Salt is a Dietary mineral composed primarily of Sodium chloride that is essential for Animal life but toxic to most land plants To Woody's surprise, Andy's attempts prevail, and Woody is taken away to the funny farm — but not before his captors prove to be crazier than he is. A psychiatric hospital (previously called insane asylum, mental hospital; or derogatorily looney bin, nut house or Funny Farm) is
The Woody of Knock Knock, designed by animator Alex Lovy, is a truly deranged-looking animal. His buggy eyes look in different directions, and his head is all angles and sharp points. However, the familiar color scheme of red head and blue body is already in place, as is the infamous laugh: "Ha-ha-ha-HAA-ha!". Woody is perhaps the best example of the new type of cartoon character that was becoming popular in the early 1940s — a brash, violent aggressor who pesters innocents not out of self defense, but simply for the fun of it. Woody's original voice actor, Mel Blanc, would stop performing the character after the first four cartoons to work exclusively for Leon Schlesinger Productions, producer of Warner Bros.' Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies. Voice acting is the art of providing voices for animated characters (including those in feature films television series animated shorts and Video games) and Melvin "Mel" Jerome Blanc ( May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989) was an American voice actor and Comedian Warner Bros Cartoons Inc was the Animation division of Warner Bros Warner Bros Entertainment Inc (or Warner Bros, Warner Bros Pictures) is one of the world's largest producers of Film and Looney Tunes is a Warner Bros Animated cartoon series which ran in many movie theatres from 1930 to 1969 Merrie Melodies is the name of a series of animated cartoons distributed by Warner Bros At Schlesinger's, Blanc had already established the voices of two other famous "screwball" characters who preceded Woody, Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny. Daffy Duck is an Animated cartoon character in the Warner Brothers Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of Clyde Rabbit (uncleMrs Bugs Bunny (wifePapa Bunny (fatherMama Bunny (motherRugs Bunny Ironically, Blanc's characterization of the Woody Woodpecker laugh had originally been applied to Bugs Bunny's predecessor, "Happy Rabbit", in shorts such as the aforementioned Elmer's Candid Camera, and was later transferred to Woody. Clyde Rabbit (uncleMrs Bugs Bunny (wifePapa Bunny (fatherMama Bunny (motherRugs Bunny Blanc's regular speaking voice for Woody was much like the early Daffy Duck, minus the lisp. Daffy Duck is an Animated cartoon character in the Warner Brothers Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of Once Warner Bros. signed Blanc up to an exclusive contract, Woody's voice-over work was taken over by Ben Hardaway, who would voice the woodpecker for the rest of the decade. A decade is a period of 10 Years (since 1594 a factor of 10 difference between two numbers, or sometimes a set or a group of ten (since 1451
Audiences reacted well to Knock Knock, and Lantz realized he had finally hit upon a star to replace the waning Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Oswald the Lucky Rabbit is an Anthropomorphic Rabbit Animated cartoon character created by Ub Iwerks and Walt Disney for films Woody would go on to star in a number of films. With his innate chutzpah and brash demeanor, the character was a natural hit during World War II. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including His image appeared on US aircraft and mess halls, and audiences on the homefront watched Woody cope with familiar problems such as food shortages. The 1943 Woody cartoon The Dizzy Acrobat was nominated for the 1944 Academy Award for Best Short Subject (Cartoons), which it lost to the MGM Tom and Jerry cartoon The Yankee Doodle Mouse. The Academy Award for Animated Short Film is an award which has been given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as part of the Academy Awards every year Tom and Jerry is a series of theatrical Short subjects (cartoons created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer The Yankee Doodle Mouse is a 1943 one-reel Animated cartoon and is the 11th Tom and Jerry short produced by Fred
Animator Emery Hawkins and layout artist Art Heinemann streamlined Woody's appearance for the 1944 film The Barber of Seville, directed by Shamus Culhane. Year 1944 ( MCMXLIV) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Barber of Seville is the tenth Animated cartoon Short subject in the Woody Woodpecker series James "Shamus" Culhane ( November 12, 1908 — February 2, 1996) was an American Animator, Film director, and The bird became rounder, cuter, and less demented. He also sported a simplified color scheme and a brighter smile, making him much more like his counterparts at Warner Bros. and MGM. Warner Bros Cartoons Inc was the Animation division of Warner Bros The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio was the in-house division of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM motion picture studio in Hollywood California, responsible for producing Nevertheless, Culhane continued to use Woody as an aggressive lunatic, not a domesticated straight man or defensive homebody as many other studios' characters had become. The follow-up to The Barber of Seville, The Beach Nut, introduced Woody's chief nemesis Wally Walrus. The Beach Nut is the 11th Animated cartoon Short subject in the Woody Woodpecker series Wally Walrus is a fictional Animated cartoon character who appeared in several films produced by Walter Lantz Productions in the 1940s and '50s
Woody's wild days were numbered, however. In 1946, Lantz hired Disney veteran Dick Lundy to take over the direction chores for Woody's cartoons. Richard "Dick" Lundy ( August 14, 1907 &ndash April 7, 1990) was an American Animator and Film director Lundy rejected Culhane's take on the series and made Woody more defensive; no longer did the bird go insane without a legitimate reason. Lundy also paid more attention to the animation, making Woody's new films more Disney-esque in their colors and timing. One thing worth noticing is that Lundy's last film for Disney was the Donald Duck short Flying Jalopy. Donald Duck is a cartoon character from The Walt Disney Company. This cartoon is played much like a Woody Woodpecker short, right down to the laugh in the end. It also features a bad guy named "Ben Buzzard" who bears a strong resemblance to Buzz Buzzard, a Lantz character introduced in the 1948 short Wet Blanket Policy who would eventually succeed Wally Walrus as Woody's primary antagonist. The walrus ( Odobenus rosmarus) is a large flippered Marine mammal with a discontinuous circumpolar distribution in the Arctic Ocean and
In 1947, contract renewal negotiations between Lantz and Universal (now Universal-International) fell though, and Lantz began distributing his cartoons through United Artists. This article is about the film studio Previously it was affiliated with a cinema chain bearing its name now owned by Regal Entertainment Group.  The UA-distributed Lantz cartoons featured higher-quality animation, the influence of Dick Lundy (the films' budgets remained the same).  Former Disney animators such as Fred Moore and Ed Love began working at Lantz, and assisted Lundy in adding touches of the Disney style to Woody's cartoons. Robert Fred Moore ( September 7, 1911 - November 23, 1952) was an American artist and Character animator for
In 1947, Woody got his own theme song when musicians George Tibbles and Ramey Idriess wrote "The Woody Woodpecker Song", making ample use of the character's famous laugh. A musician is a person who plays or writes Music. Musicians can be classified by their roles in creating or performing music An instrumentalist plays a George Tibbles ( June 7, 1913 - February 14, 1987) was a Screenwriter, contributing to TV series such as My Three Ramey Idriess (1911 - 1971 was a songwriter author composer and musician educated at Los Angeles Community College. Kay Kyser's 1948 recording of the song, with Harry Babbitt's laugh interrupting vocalist Gloria Wood, became one of the biggest hit singles of 1948. James Kern (“Kay” Kyser ( June 18, 1905, Rocky Mount North Carolina – July 23, 1985, Chapel Hill North Carolina Harry Babbitt ( November 2, 1913 - April 9, 2004) was an American singer and star during the Big Band era Other artists did covers, including Woody's original voice actor, Mel Blanc. Melvin "Mel" Jerome Blanc ( May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989) was an American voice actor and Comedian Lantz first used "The Woody Woodpecker Song" in the 1948 short Wet Blanket Policy, and became the first and only song from an animated short subject to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song. The Academy Award for Best Original Song is one of the awards given annually to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture  Lantz soon adopted the song as Woody's theme music, and due to the song's popularity, Woody Woodpecker fan clubs sprang up, theaters held "Woody" matinées, and boys got the "Woody Woodpecker" haircut.
"The Woody Woodpecker Song" and the Woody Woodpecker cartoons made extensive use of Woody's famous laugh, upsetting the man who created it, Mel Blanc. Although Blanc had only recorded four shorts as the voice of Woody, his laugh had been recorded as a stock sound effect, and used in every subsequent Woody Woodpecker short up until this point. Blanc sued Lantz and lost, but Lantz settled out of court when Blanc filed an appeal.
The lower revenues Lantz received from UA, in contrast to Universal, caused financial problems within the studio, and by the end of 1948 Lantz had to shut his studio down.  The Lantz studio did not re-open again until 1950, by which time the staff was severely downsized.
Beginning with the 1950 feature film Destination Moon, which featured a brief segment of Woody explaining rocket propulsion, Woody's voice was taken over for this and following films by Lantz's wife, Grace Stafford. Destination Moon is a 1950 American Science fiction Feature film produced by George Pál, who later produced Spacecraft propulsion is any method used to change the velocity of Spacecraft and artificial Satellites There are many different methods Grace Stafford Lantz ( November 7, 1903 – March 17 1992) was an American actress the wife of Animation producer According to the Lantzes, Stafford slipped a recording of herself into a stack of audition tapes, and her husband chose her without knowing her identity.  Lantz also began having Stafford supply Woody's laugh, possibly due to the court case with Mel Blanc. Nevertheless, Stafford was not credited for her work at her own request until 1958 with the film Misguided Missile, as she felt audiences might reject a woman doing Woody's voice. Stafford also did her best to tone down the character through her voicework, to appease Universal's complaints about Woody's raucousness.
Lantz signed again with Universal (now Universal-International) in 1950, and began production on two Woody Woodpecker cartoons that director Dick Lundy and storymen Ben Hardaway and Heck Allen had begun before the 1948 layoff. Henry Wilson Allen ( September 12, 1912 – October 26, 1991) was an American Author and Screenwriter. These shorts have no director's credit, as Lantz claims to have directed them himself. Puny Express, released by Universal-International in 1951, was the first to be released, followed by Sleep Happy. These shorts marked a departure from the dialogue-driven shorts of the past. Though Stafford now voiced Woody, her job was limited, as Woody (as well as the rest of the characters) rarely spoke in the first dozen or so shorts. It was because of these shorts that Woody became very popular overseas, thanks to the lack of a language barrier (The Pink Panther shorts of the 1960s and 1970s would also enjoy worldwide popularity due to this pantomime luxury). The Pink Panther is a series of comedy films featuring the bumbling French police detective Jacques Clouseau that began in 1963 with the release of Pantomime (informally panto) (not to be confused with a Mime artist, referring to a theatrical performer of mime is a performance genre traditionally found
Nine more Lantz-directed Woody cartoons followed, before Don Patterson became Woody's new director in 1953. Year 1953 ( MCMLIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The bird was redesigned once again for these new cartoons, this time by animator LaVerne Harding. An animator is an Artist who creates multiple images called frames and Key frames that form an illusion of movement called Animation when rapidly displayed Laverne Harding (also LaVerne Harding or Verne Harding, October 10, 1905 - September 25, 1984) was an American Harding made Woody smaller, cuter, and moved his top-knot forward from its original backwards position. By 1955, Woody also received one more minor makeover, making his domestication complete: the hazel pigmentation in his eye was eliminated starting with 1955's The Tree Medic, making Woody's eye a simple black dot. This version of the character is still used today as Woody's official look.
By 1955, Paul J. Smith had taken over as primary director of Woody's shorts, with periodic fill-in shorts directed by Alex Lovy and Jack Hannah, among others. Paul J Smith ( March 15, 1906 - November 17, 1980) was an American Animator and director. Jack Hannah ( January 13, 1913 - June 11, 1994) was an animator writer and director of animated shorts With Smith on board, the shorts maintained a healthy dose of frenetic energy, while the animation itself was simplified, due to budget constraints. In addition to Lantz's wife Grace Stafford providing Woody's voice, which returned the cartoon to being more dialogue-driven again, voice talents during this period were generally split between Dal McKennon and Daws Butler. Dallas R McKennon (born July 19, 1919) is an American actor sometimes credited as Dal McKennon, with extensive work as a Voice actor Daws Butler ( Charles Dawson Butler; November 16, 1916 – May 18, 1988) was a Voice actor born in Toledo, This era would also introduce several of Woody's recurring costars, most notably Gabby Gator, who first appeared in Everglade Raid (then known as "Al I. Everglade Raid is the 86th Animated cartoon Short subject in the Woody Woodpecker series Gator"). Other films paired Woody with a girlfriend, Winnie Woodpecker, and a niece and nephew, Splinter and Knothead, both voiced by June Foray. June Foray (born September 18, 1917) is an American Voice actress who has worked for most of the studios which produced Animated films
As Lantz was struggling financially, Woody's longevity was secured when he made the jump to television in The Woody Woodpecker Show on ABC. The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. The half-hour program consisted of three theatrical Woody shorts followed by a brief look at cartoon creation hosted by Lantz. It ran from 1957 to 1958 then entered syndication until 1966, only to be revived by NBC in 1970. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's NBC forced Lantz to edit out much of the violence of the cartoons, which Lantz did reluctantly. Woody continued to appear in new theatrical shorts until 1972, when Lantz closed his studio's doors due to rising production costs. His cartoons returned to syndication in the late 1970s. Lantz sold his library of Woody shorts to MCA/Universal in 1985. MCA Inc (or Music Corporation of America) was an American Corporation in the music and television businesses Universal Studios (sometimes called Universal Pictures or Universal City Studios) a subsidiary of NBC Universal, is a major Global American Universal repackaged the cartoons for another syndicated Woody Woodpecker Show in 1988. In that same year, Woody made a brief cameo in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, voiced by Cherry Davis, near the end of the film. Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 Live-action/animated film produced by Amblin Entertainment and The Walt Disney Company (released In 1995, Woody appeared in a Pepsi commercial with NBA star Shaquille O'Neal. Pepsi-Cola is a carbonated beverage that is produced and manufactured by PepsiCo. Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal (born March 6 1972 frequently referred to simply as " Shaq " is an African American Professional basketball
Woody Woodpecker reappeared in the FOX Kids series The New Woody Woodpecker Show, which ran on Saturday mornings from 1999 to 2002. The New Woody Woodpecker Show is an Animated television series based on the original cartoon by Walter Lantz, produced by Universal Animation A Saturday morning cartoon is the colloquial term for the animated television programming which was typically scheduled on Saturday mornings on the major American The series featured the first new Woody cartoons to be produced in over 20 years, and returned the character's design to the Dick Lundy/Emery Hawkins version of the late 1940s. Woody's voice is now provided by voice actor Billy West. Voice acting is the art of providing voices for animated characters (including those in feature films television series animated shorts and Video games) and William Richard "Billy" West (born on April 16, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American voice actor, known The original Woody Woodpecker Show also continues to run in syndication, and Woody and Winnie both appear as costumed characters at Universal Orlando, Universal Studios Japan and Universal Studios Hollywood. Universal Orlando Resort is a Theme park Resort in Orlando Florida. (USJ CO LTD) located in Osaka, Japan is one of three Universal Studios theme parks. Universal Studios Hollywood is a Movie studio in the Universal City community of unincorporated Los Angeles County, California, Woody's voice is currently provided by new voice actor Rob Paulsen. Voice acting is the art of providing voices for animated characters (including those in feature films television series animated shorts and Video games) and This article is about the voice actor Rob Paulsen For the Fight Club character Robert Paulson see Fight Club.
Walter Lantz and movie pioneer George Pál were good friends. George Pal ( February 1, 1908 &ndash May 2, 1980) born György Pál Marczincsák, Woody Woodpecker makes a cameo in nearly every film that Pal either produced or directed.
Woody was number 46 on TV Guide's list of the 50 Greatest Cartoon Characters of All-Time in 2002. TV Guide is the name of a North American weekly magazine about television programming He came in at number 25 on Animal Planet's list of The 50 Greatest Movie Animals in 2004. Animal Planet is an American Satellite and Cable Television channel (also broadcast via IPTV in the UK) launched on The character has been referenced and spoofed on many later television programs, among them The Simpsons, The Fairly OddParents, Family Guy and Seinfeld. Family Guy is an animated American television sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane that airs on Fox and regularly on other Seinfeld is an American Situation comedy, or sitcom that originally aired on NBC from July 5 1989 to May 14 1998 lasting nine seasons
A song on The Beach Boys' 1967 album Smiley Smile featured a song entitled "Fall Breaks and Back to Winter (Woody Woodpecker Symphony)". The Beach Boys is an American rock band Formed in 1961 the group gained popularity for its close vocal harmonies and lyrics reflecting a California Youth culture Smiley Smile is the tenth studio Album by The Beach Boys, issued in 1967 "Fall Breaks and Back to Winter (Woody Woodpecker Symphony" is a song written by Brian Wilson for the American pop band The Beach Also, the first song on the 2007 Dan Deacon album Spiderman of the Rings is entitled "Wooody Wooodpecker" and makes extensive use of the characters trademark laugh. Dan Deacon (born 1981 is an American electronic Musician and Performer, whose project originated from Baltimore, Maryland Spiderman of the Rings, released by Carpark Records on May 8, 2007 is the latest album by the American electronic musician Dan
Woody Woodpecker is the mascot for the Universal Studios Theme Parks. Universal Studios, the film division of NBC Universal, operates a number of Theme parks based around the movies it has produced In 1998, Woody appeared on the nose of the Williams Formula One Team, and in 2000, he became the official team mascot of the Honda Motorcycle Racing Team. Not to be confused with Frank Williams Racing Cars, formed by Frank Williams 1967 () is a Multinational corporation, engine Manufacturer and engineering corporation headquartered in Japan. A balloon featuring the character has long been a staple of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is an annual Parade presented by Macy's Department store.
A handful of non-comprehensive Woody Woodpecker VHS tapes were issued by Universal in the 1980s and 1990s, usually including Andy Panda and Chilly Willy cartoons as bonuses. Andy Panda is a cartoon character who starred in his own series of Animated cartoon Short subjects produced by Walter Lantz. Chilly Willy is a Cartoon character, a diminutive Anthropomorphic Penguin living in Fairbanks, Alaska, although the species is native A few were widely released on VHS in the mid-1980s by Kid Pics Video, an American company of dubious legality, who packaged the Woody cartoons with bootlegged Disney cartoons. In the early 2000s, a series of mail-order Woody Woodpecker Show VHS tapes and DVDs were made available by mail order through Columbia House. DVD (also known as " Digital Versatile Disc " or " Digital Video Disc " - see Etymology)is Columbia House operates a music and DVD club, and as such is a direct seller of DVD movies and box sets offering its selections through “club membership” However, following complaints about censorship (the cartoons included featured varying amounts of censorship, from restored and intact prints to severely cut TV edits), the series ended after fifteen volumes rather than the planned twenty.
In 2007, Universal Studios Home Entertainment released The Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, a three-disc DVD box set compilation of Walter Lantz "Cartunes". Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Universal Studios Home Entertainment (formerly Universal Studios Home Video or MCA/Universal Home Video) is a Home video company founded in 1980 The Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection is a three-disc DVD collection of theatrical cartoons produced by Walter Lantz Productions DVD (also known as " Digital Versatile Disc " or " Digital Video Disc " - see Etymology)is The first forty-five Woody Woodpecker shorts — from Knock Knock in 1940 to The Great Who-Dood-It in 1952 — were presented on the box set in chronological order of release, with various Chilly Willy, Andy Panda, Swing Symphonies, and other Lantz shorts also included.  The Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection: Volume 2|a second collection]], including the next forty-five Woody cartoons — Termites from Mars through Jittery Jester — was released in 2008. The Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection Volume 2 is a three-disc DVD collection of theatrical cartoons starring Woody Woodpecker 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common
Apart from authorized releases, the Woody Woodpecker cartoon most widely available on legal home video is Pantry Panic (1941), as that cartoon has fallen into the public domain. Pantry Panic is the third Animated cartoon Short subject in the Woody Woodpecker series The public domain is a range of abstract materials &ndash commonly referred to as Intellectual property &ndash which are not owned or controlled by anyone
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|The Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection: Volume 1||45 Woody cartoons,|
|July 24, 2007|
|The Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection: Volume 2||45 Woody cartoons,|
|April 15, 2008|
Several video games of Woody Woodpecker were released for Sega Mega Drive, Sega Dreamcast, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PC, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance. The is a 16-bit Video game console released by Sega in Japan in 1988 North America in 1989 and the PAL region in 1990 The is Sega 's most recent Video game console and the successor to the Sega Saturn. The PlayStation (abbreviated PS, PSone, PS1, or informally as PSX) is a 32-bit fifth generation Video game console A personal computer ( PC) is any Computer whose original sales price size and capabilities make it useful for individuals and which is intended to be operated The is Nintendo 's successor to the Game Boy and was released on October 21, 1998 in Japan and in November 19, 1998 The Game Boy Advance (often shortened to GBA) is a 32-bit handheld video game console developed manufactured and marketed by Nintendo.
Mattel purchased the rights for a Woody Woodpecker Intellivision game, and Grace Stafford recorded new dialog for the game, but it was neither completed nor released. Mattel Inc ( is the world's largest Toy importing company based on revenue The Intellivision is a Video game console released by Mattel in 1979. 
Additionally, a series of pachinko games has been released in Japan by Maruhon. is a Japanese gaming device used for amusement and prizes Although pachinko machines were originally strictly mechanical modern pachinko machines are a cross between a For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. is an entertainment company specializing in the manufacture of Pachinko machines