The Pied Piper of Basin Street

The Pied Piper of Basin Street

Release Date: 1/15/45
Direction: James Culhane
Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer
Animation Layout: Art Heinemann
Animation: Verne Harding and Pat Matthews
Music: Darrell Calker
Backgrounds: Philip DeGuard
Featuring: Jack Teagarden

Notes:
  • Production Number: D-10
  • A Swing Symphony cartoon
  • The mayor appears to be a caricature of Lou Costello.
  • Michael Fitzgerald incorrectly lists this cartoon as a November 1944 release.
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker Favorites (DVD; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 1 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 1 (DVD; Columbia House)

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Chew-Chew Baby

Chew-Chew Baby

Release Date: 2/5/45
Direction: James Culhane
Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer
Animation Layout: Art Heinemann
Animation: Paul Smith and Grim Natwick
Music: Darrell Calker
Backgrounds: Philip DeGuard

Notes:
  • Production Number: D-12
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • Last onscreen credit for Art Heinemann at Lantz.
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker Favorites (DVD; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 1 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 3 (DVD; Columbia House)
    • Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (VHS; Universal/MCA)
    • Comedy Legends: Abbott and Costello: Here Come the Co-Eds (VHS; Universal/MCA)

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Sliphorn King of Polaroo

Sliphorn King of Polaroo

Release Date: 3/19/45
Direction: Dick Lundy
Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer
Animation: Pat Matthews
Music: Darrell Calker
Trombone Vocals: Jack Teagarden
Baritone: Lee Sweetland
Narration: Hans Conried

Notes:
  • Production Number: D-13
  • The final Swing Symphony cartoon
  • Dick Lundy's directorial debut
  • Michael Fitzgerald incorrectly lists this cartoon as a February release.
  • Early storyboards show Wally Walrus in the role of Jackson, the Sliphorn King of Polaroo. For whatever reason, Wally was dropped and the character was played by a lion in the finished cartoon.
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 4 (DVD; Columbia House)

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Woody Dines Out

Woody Dines Out

Release Date: 5/14/45
Direction: James Culhane
Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer
Animation: Don Williams
Music: Darrell Calker
Backgrounds: Philip DeGuard

Notes:
  • Production Number: E-1
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • Last onscreen credits for Philip DeGuard and Don Williams at Lantz
  • Incorrectly listed as Woody Woodpecker in Woody Dines Out in Michael Fitzgerald's Universal Pictures
  • Michael Fitzgerald incorrectly lists this cartoon as an April release.
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 1 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 4 (DVD; Columbia House)
    • Woody Woodpecker and His Friends: Woody Dines Out (VHS; Goodtimes)
    • Woody Woodpecker and His Friends, Vol. 2 (VHS; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and His Friends, Vol. 2 (Laserdisc; Universal/MCA)

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Crow Crazy

Crow Crazy

Release Date: 7/9/45
Direction: Dick Lundy
Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer
Animation: Les Kline and Paul Smith
Music: Darrell Calker

Notes:
  • Production Number: E-2
  • An Andy Panda cartoon
  • Renewed as Andy Panda in Crow Crazy in 1972.
  • Incorrectly listed as Andy Panda in Crow Crazy in Michael Fitzgerald's Universal Pictures
  • The first apperance of Andy's dim-witted dog, Milo. He would appear again in Mousie Come Home (1946).
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 4 (DVD; Columbia House)
    • Walter Lantz Presents: The World of Andy Panda (VHS; Universal/MCA)

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The Dippy Diplomat

The Dippy Diplomat

Release Date: 8/27/45
Direction: James Culhane
Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer
Animation: Pat Matthews and Grim Natwick
Music: Darrell Calker

Notes:
  • Production Number: E-3
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • Michael Fitzgerald incorrectly lists this cartoon as a July release.
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker Favorites (DVD; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 1 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 8 (DVD; Columbia House)
    • Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (VHS; Universal/MCA)
    • Comedy Legends: Abbott and Costello: The Naughty Nineties (VHS; Universal/MCA)

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The Loose Nut

The Loose Nut

Release Date: 12/17/45
Direction: James Culhane
Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer
Animation: Laverne Harding and Emery Hawkins
Music: Darrell Calker
Backgrounds: Terry Lind

Notes:
  • Production Number: E-5
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • First onscreen credit for Terry Lind at Lantz
  • Michael Fitzgerald incorrectly lists this cartoon as an October release.
  • Model sheets for this cartoon refer to the construction worker as "Bull Dozer."
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker Favorites (DVD; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 1 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 6 (DVD; Columbia House)
    • Woody Woodpecker and His Friends: Woody Dines Out (VHS; Goodtimes)
    • Woody Woodpecker and His Friends, Vol. 2 (VHS; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and His Friends, Vol. 2 (Laserdisc; Universal/MCA)

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