What's Sweepin'

What's Sweepin'

Release Date: 1/5/53
Supervision: Don Patterson
Animation: Ray Abrams, Laverne Harding, and Paul Smith
Sets: Raymond Jacobs
Music: Clarence Wheeler

Notes:
  • Production Number: U-14
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • Working title: The Big Clean-Up
  • Most copies of this cartoon are missing the final scene of Wally catching Woody, and Woody being forced to sweep up after the elephants.
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 2 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 4 (Edited TV print; DVD; Columbia House)

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The Dog That Cried Wolf

The Dog That Cried Wolf

Release Date: 3/23/53
Supervision: Paul J. Smith
Animation: Gil Turner, Cecil Surry, and Robert Bentley
Music: Clarence Wheeler
Set Design: Raymond Jacobs

Notes:
  • Production Number: U-15
  • Paul J. Smith's directorial debut
  • The first non-Woody Woodpecker cartoon produced by the Lantz studio since the return to Universal.
  • First onscreen credits for Gil Turner and Robert Bentley at Lantz
  • First onscreen Cecil Surry at Lantz since his depature in 1935. It should to be noted that Surry was moonlighting at Lantz while also working for United Productions of America (UPA).
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 7 (TV print; DVD; Columbia House)

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Buccaneer Woodpecker

Buccaneer Woodpecker

Release Date: 4/20/53
Supervision: Don Patterson
Story: Homer Brightman
Animation: Laverne Harding and Ray Abrams
Sets: Art Landy
Music: Clarence Wheeler

Notes:
  • Production Number: U-16
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • First onscreen credit for Art Landy at Lantz.
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 2 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 9 (TV print; DVD; Columbia House)

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The Mouse and the Lion

The Mouse and the Lion

Release Date: 5/11/53
Supervision: Paul J. Smith
Animation: Gil Turner, Cecil Surry, and Robert Bentley
Music: Clarence Wheeler
Set Design: Raymond Jacobs

Notes:
  • Production Number: U-17
  • The first Foolish Fable cartoon
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 4 (TV print; DVD; Columbia House)

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Operation Sawdust

Operation Sawdust

Release Date: 6/15/53
Supervision: Don Patterson
Animation: La Verne Harding and Ray Abrams
Story: Homer Brightman
Sets: Art Landy
Music: Clarence Wheeler

Notes:
  • Production Number: U-18
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • Snipped from most copies of this cartoon is the scene where the runaway saw blade slices Buzz in half. Click here to view an image of the edited scene.
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 2 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 11 (Edited TV print; DVD; Columbia House)

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The Flying Turtle

The Flying Turtle

Release Date: 6/29/53
Supervision: Paul J. Smith
Animation: Gil Turner, Cecil Surry, and Robert Bentley
Music: Clarence Wheeler and Art Landy
Set Design: Raymond Jacobs

Notes:
  • Production Number: U-19
  • The final Foolish Fable cartoon
  • Last onscreen credit for Cecil Surry at Lantz
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 2 (TV print; DVD; Columbia House)

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Wrestling Wrecks

Wrestling Wrecks

Release Date: 7/20/53
Supervision: Don Patterson
Animation: Laverne Harding, Ray Abrams, and Ken Southworth
Sets: Raymond Jacobs and Art Landy
Music: Clarence Wheeler

Notes:
  • Production Number: U-20
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • First onscreen credit for Ken Southworth at Lantz
  • The only post-1939 appearance of Elmer the Great Dane.
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 2 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 3 (TV print; DVD; Columbia House)

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Maw and Paw
The Kids
Milford

Maw and Paw

Release Date: 8/10/53
Supervision: Paul J. Smith
Animation: Ken Southworth, Gil Turner, and Robert Bentley
Story: Homer Brightman
Music: Clarence Wheeler
Set Design: Raymond Jacobs and Art Landy

Notes:
  • Production Number: U-21
  • The first Maw and Paw cartoon
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 2 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 8 (TV print; DVD; Columbia House)

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Belle Boys

Belle Boys

Release Date: 9/14/53
Supervision: Don Patterson
Animation: Laverne Harding, Ray Abrams, and Ken Southworth
Story: Homer Brightman
Music: Clarence Wheeler
Set Design: Raymond Jacobs and Art Landy

Notes:
  • Production Number: U-22
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 2 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 2 (TV print; DVD; Columbia House)

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Hypnotic Hick

Hypnotic Hick

Release Date: 9/26/53
Supervisor: Don Patterson
Artists: Ray Abrams, Laverne Harding, Ken Southworth, Gil Turner, Herman Cohen, Clarence Wheeler, Homer Brightman, Raymond Jacobs, Art Landy, and Robert Bentley
Technical Director: William Garity

Notes:
  • Production Number: U-24
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • The only Lantz cartoon to be released in 3-D.
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 2 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 8 (TV print; DVD; Columbia House)

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Plywood Panic

Plywood Panic

Release Date: 9/28/53
Supervision: Paul J. Smith
Animation: LaVerne Harding, Gil Turner, and Robert Bentley
Story: Homer Brightman
Music: Clarence Wheeler
Set Design: Raymond Jacobs and Art Landy
Technical Director: Albert Clettis Glenn

Notes:
  • Production Number: U-23
  • A Maw and Paw cartoon
  • It is likely that this cartoon was originally intended to be released in 3-D.
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and His Friends, Vol. 3 (VHS; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and His Friends, Vol. 3 (Laserdisc; Universal/MCA)

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Hot Noon (or 12 O'Clock For Sure)

Hot Noon (or 12 O'Clock For Sure)

Release Date: 10/12/53
Supervision: Paul J. Smith
Animation: Gil Turner, LaVerne Harding, and Robert Bentley
Story: Homer Brightman
Music: Clarence Wheeler
Set Design: Raymond Jacobs and Art Landy

Notes:
  • Production Number: U-26
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • This cartoon is an obvious satire of the 1952 United Artists feature High Noon starring Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly.
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 2 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 2 (Edited TV print; DVD; Columbia House)
    • Walter Lantz Presents: Wild and Woody (VHS; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and His Friends, Vol. 1 (VHS; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and His Friends, Vol. 1 (Laserdisc; Universal/MCA)

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Chilly Willy

Chilly Willy

Release Date: 12/21/53
Supervision: Paul J. Smith
Animation: Gil Turner, LaVerne Harding, and Robert Bentley
Story: Homer Brightman
Music: Clarence Wheeler
Set Design: Raymond Jacobs and Art Landy
"Chilly Willy" Song By: Mary Jo Rush
Sung By: Sara Berner

Notes:
  • Production Number: U-25
  • The first appearance of Chilly Willy and the first cartoon in the Chilly Willy series
  • Reissued as Cold Feet for television
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 1 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 2 (Edited, retitled TV print; DVD; Columbia House)

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