Musical Moments from Chopin

Musical Moments from Chopin

Release Date: 2/24/47
Direction: Dick Lundy
Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer
Animation: Laverne Harding and Les Kline
Music: Darrell Calker
Backgrounds: Fred Brunish

Notes:
  • Production Number: F-10
  • Academy Award nominee
  • A Musical Miniature, featuring Andy Panda and Woody Woodpecker
  • The first appearance of Woody with green eyes since The Barber of Seville (1944).
  • Michael Fitzgerald incorrectly lists this cartoon as an April 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. 5 (DVD; Columbia House)
    • Woody Woodpecker and His Friends, Vol. 1 (VHS; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and His Friends, Vol. 1 (Laserdisc; Universal/MCA)

Screen Shots (click to enlarge)


Smoked Hams

Smoked Hams

Release Date: 4/28/47
Direction: Dick Lundy
Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer
Animation: Grim Natwick and Stanley C. Onaitis
Music: Darrell Calker
Backgrounds: Fred Brunish

Notes:
  • Production Number: F-7
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 1 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 1 (DVD; Columbia House)
    • Woody Woodpecker and His Friends, Vol. 3 (VHS; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and His Friends, Vol. 3 (Laserdisc; Universal/MCA)

Screen Shots (click to enlarge)


The Coo Coo Bird

The Coo Coo Bird

Release Date: 6/9/47
Direction: Dick Lundy
Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer
Animation: Hal Mason and Sid Pillet
Music: Darrell Calker
Backgrounds: Fred Brunish

Notes:
  • Production Number: F-9
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • 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. 7 (DVD; Columbia House)
    • Walter Lantz Presents: Woody Woodpecker: Collector's Edition, Vol. 2 (VHS; Universal/MCA)
    • Walter Lantz Presents: Woody Woodpecker: Collector's Edition (Laserdisc; Universal/MCA)

Screen Shots (click to enlarge)


The Overture To William Tell

The Overture To William Tell

Release Date: 6/16/47
Direction: Dick Lundy
Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer
Animation: Verne Harding and S. C. Onaitis
Music: Darrell Calker
Backgrounds: Fred Brunish

Notes:
  • Production Number: F-11
  • A Musical Miniature, featuring Wally Walrus
  • Includes reused animation from Sliphorn King of Polaroo (1945)
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 2 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 1 (DVD; Columbia House)

Screen Shots (click to enlarge)


Well Oiled

Well Oiled

Release Date: 6/30/47
Direction: Dick Lundy
Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer
Animation: Les Kline and Pat Matthews
Music: Darrell Calker
Backgrounds: Fred Brunish

Notes:
  • Production Number: F-8
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • Hidden Gag: Look for a billboard ad for Walter Lantz's New Funnies Magazine featuring Andy Panda and Oswald Rabbit.
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 1 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 5 (DVD; Columbia House)
    • Walter Lantz Presents: Woody Woodpecker: Collector's Edition, Vol. 2 (VHS; Universal/MCA)
    • Walter Lantz Presents: Woody Woodpecker: Collector's Edition (Laserdisc; Universal/MCA)

Screen Shots (click to enlarge)


Solid Ivory

Solid Ivory

Release Date: 8/25/47
Direction: Dick Lundy
Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer
Animation: Grim Natwick and Hal Mason
Music: Darrell Calker
Backgrounds: Fred Brunish

Notes:
  • Production Number: F-12
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • Last onscreen credits for Grim Natwick and Milt Schaffer at Lantz
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 1 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 3 (DVD; Columbia House)

Screen Shots (click to enlarge)


Woody the Giant Killer

Woody the Giant Killer

Release Date: 12/15/47
Direction: Dick Lundy
Story: Ben Hardaway and Webb Smith
Animation: Verne Harding and Ed Love
Music: Darrell Calker
Backgrounds: Fred Brunish

Notes:
  • Production Number: F-13
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • Working title: Woody and the Beanstalk
  • First onscreen credits for Ed Love and Webb Smith
  • The first appearance of salesman Buck Beaver. His second, and last, animated appearance was in Scrappy Birthday (1949) with Andy Panda.
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 1 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 7 (DVD; Columbia House)

Screen Shots (click to enlarge)


The Bandmaster

The Bandmaster

Release Date: 12/22/47
Direction: Dick Lundy
Story: Ben Hardaway and Webb Smith
Animation: Verne Harding and Les Kline
Music: Darrell Calker
Backgrounds: Fred Brunish
Featuring the Overture to Zampa

Notes:
  • Production Number: UA-5
  • A Musical Miniature featuring Andy Panda
  • Working title: Circus Symphony
  • The first Lantz cartoon to be released by United Artists.
  • The original production number for this short was F-13. However, F-13 was later reassigned to Woody the Giant Killer
  • Title card shown above is the original title. Click here for an image of the title card used when this cartoon was reissued.
  • Incorrectly listed as The Band Master in Leonard Maltin's Of Mice and Magic
  • Not to be confused with The Bandmaster (1931)
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 1 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 2 (DVD; Columbia House)
    • Woody Woodpecker and His Friends, Vol. 1 (Reissue print; VHS; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and His Friends, Vol. 1 (Reissue print; Laserdisc; Universal/MCA)

Screen Shots (click to enlarge)


1946 | Home | 1948