Cow-Cow Boogie

Cow-Cow Boogie

Release Date: 1/3/43
Direction: Alex Lovy
Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer
Animation: Hal Mason
Musical Arrangement: Darrell Calker
Lyrics: Don Raye
Music: Gene de Paul
"Boogie Woogie" Piano: Meade "Lux" Lewis

Notes:
  • Production Number: C-7
  • A Swing Symphony cartoon
  • Click here to see Cow-Cow Boogie sheet music.

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The Screwball

The Screwball

Release Date: 2/15/43
Direction: Alex Lovy
Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer
Animation: Verne Harding
Music: Darrell Calker

Notes:
  • Production Number: C-6
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 1 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 3 (DVD; Columbia House)

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The Egg Cracker Suite

The Egg Cracker Suite

Release Date: 3/22/43
Direction: Ben Hardaway and Emery Hawkins
Story: Milt Schaffer
Animation: Lester Kline
Music: Darrell Calker

Notes:
  • Production Number: C-10
  • A Swing Symphony cartoon
  • The final appearance of Oswald Rabbit
  • First onscreen credit for Emery Hawkins at Lantz
  • The only Lantz short co-directed by Ben Hardaway. Emery Hawkins would later co-direct Ration Bored (released in June) with Milt Schaffer.
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 3 (TV print; DVD; Columbia House)

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Swing Your Partner

Swing Your Partner

Release Date: 4/26/43
Direction: Alex Lovy
Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer
Animation: Paul Smith
Music: Darrell Calker

Notes:
  • Production Number: C-8
  • A Swing Symphony cartoon
  • First onscreen credit for Paul J. Smith at Lantz
  • The final appearance of Homer Pigeon until 1956.
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 4 (Edited TV print; DVD; Columbia House)
    • Woody Woodpecker and His Friends, Vol. 3 (VHS; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and His Friends, Vol. 3 (Laserdisc; Universal/MCA)

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The Dizzy Acrobat

The Dizzy Acrobat

Release Date: 5/31/43
Direction: Alex Lovy
Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer
Animation: Emery Hawkins
Music: Darrell Calker

Notes:
  • Production Number: C-9
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • Academy Award nominee
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 1 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 3 (DVD; Columbia House)

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Canine Commandos

Canine Commandos

Release Date: 6/28/43
Direction: Alex Lovy
Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer
Animation: LaVerne Harding
Music: Darrell Calker

Notes:
  • Production Number: C-11
  • An Andy Panda cartoon

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Ration Bored

Ration Bored

Release Date: 7/26/43
Direction: Emery Hawkins and Milt Schaffer
Animation: Bob Bentley
Story: Ben Hardaway
Music: Darrell Calker

Notes:
  • Production Number: C-5
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • Reissued as The Gas Bandit for television
  • The first cartoon where Woody wears rubber gloves.
  • The final appearance of Kent Rogers as the voice of Woody.
  • The original end title card features a plug for war bonds.
  • Last onscreen credit for Alex Lovy at Lantz until his return to the studio in 1955.
  • The only Lantz short co-directed by Milt Schaffer and the second and final short co-directed by Emery Hawkins.
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 1 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
    • Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (VHS; Universal/MCA)
    • Comedy Legends: Abbott and Costello: Hit the Ice (VHS; Universal/MCA)

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Pass the Biscuits Mirandy!

Pass the Biscuits Mirandy!

Release Date: 8/23/43
Direction: James Culhane
Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer
Animation: Paul Smith
Music: Darrell Calker

Notes:
  • Production Number: C-13
  • A Swing Symphony cartoon
  • James Culhane's directorial debut at Lantz
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 1 (DVD; Universal/MCA)

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Boogie Woogie Man (Will Get You If You Don't Watch Out)

Boogie Woogie Man (Will Get You If You Don't Watch Out)

Release Date: 9/27/43
Direction: James Culhane
Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer
Music: Darrell Calker
Animation: Verne Harding and Les Kline
Music and Lyrics: Alberta Nichols and Mann Holiner
Vocals: Lou Mel Morgan Trio

Notes:
  • Production Number: D-1
  • A Swing Symphony cartoon
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 2 (DVD; Universal/MCA)

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Meatless Tuesday

Meatless Tuesday

Release Date: 10/25/43
Direction: James Culhane
Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer
Music: Darrell Calker
Animation: Paul Smith and Pat Matthews

Notes:
  • Production Number: D-2
  • An Andy Panda cartoon
  • First onscreen credit for Pat Matthews at Lantz
  • The final appearance of Charlie Chicken
  • Reissued as Chicken Chaser for television
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 6 (DVD; Columbia House)
    • Walter Lantz Presents: The World of Andy Panda (VHS; Universal/MCA)

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