Helter Shelter

Helter Shelter

Release Date: 1/17/55
Direction: Paul J. Smith
Animation: Laverne Harding, Robert Bentley, Herman Cohen, and Gil Turner
Story: Michael Maltese
Music: Clarence Wheeler
Settings: Art Landy

Notes:
  • Production Number: U-40
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 2 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
    • Walter Lantz Presents: Man's Best Friend (VHS; Universal/MCA)

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Crazy Mixed Up Pup

Crazy Mixed Up Pup

Release Date: 2/14/55
Written and Directed By: Tex Avery
Animation: LaVerne Harding, Don Patterson, and Ray Abrams
Music: Clarence Wheeler
Set Design: Raymond Jacobs

Notes:
  • Production Number: U-39
  • Academy Award nominee
  • 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. 2 (Edited TV print; DVD; Columbia House)
    • Walter Lantz Presents: Man's Best Friend (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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Witch Crafty

Witch Crafty

Release Date: 3/14/55
Direction: Paul J. Smith
Animation: Robert Bentley, Herman Cohen, and Gil Turner
Story: Homer Brightman and Michael Maltese
Settings: Art Landy
Music: Clarence Wheeler

Notes:
  • Production Number: U-42
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 2 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 15 (DVD; Columbia House)

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The Legend of Rockabye Point

The Legend of Rockabye Point

Release Date: 4/11/55
Direction: Tex Avery
Animation: Ray Abrams, Don Patterson, and LaVerne Harding
Story: Michael Maltese
Music: Clarence Wheeler
Set Design: Raymond Jacobs

Notes:
  • Production Number: U-41
  • A Chilly Willy cartoon
  • Acadmey Award nominee
  • Reissued as The Rock-a-Bye Legend by Castle Films.
  • 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. 4 (TV print; DVD; Columbia House)
    • Woody Woodpecker and His Friends, Vol. 1 (VHS; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and His Friends, Vol. 1 (Laserdisc; Universal/MCA)

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Private Eye Pooch

Private Eye Pooch

Release Date: 5/9/55
Direction: Paul J. Smith
Animation: Robert Bentley, Herman Cohen, and Gil Turner
Story: Homer Brightman and Michael Maltese
Settings: Art Landy
Music: Clarence Wheeler

Notes:
  • Production Number: U-44
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • The first appearance of Professor Dingledong
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 2 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 13 (DVD; Columbia House)
    • Walter Lantz Presents: Man's Best Friend (VHS; Universal/MCA)

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Sh-h-h-h-h-h

Sh-h-h-h-h-h

Release Date: 6/6/55
Written and Directed By: Tex Avery
Animation: Ray Abrams, Don Patterson, and La Verne Harding
Music: Clarence Wheeler
Backgrounds: Raymond Jacobs and Art Landy
The Original OKEH Laughing Record, Heard On This Film, Is Used By Permission Of OKEH Records

Notes:
  • Production Number: U-48
  • Last onscreen credit for Tex Avery at Lantz
  • The original OKEH laughing record used for this cartoon can be heard online at the Internet Archive's Audio Archive.
  • 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 (TV print; 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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Bedtime Bedlam

Bedtime Bedlam

Release Date: 7/4/55
Direction: Paul J. Smith
Story: Homer Brightman
Animation: Gil Turner, Robert Bentley, and Herman R. Cohen
Settings: Art Landy and Raymond Jacobs
Music: Clarence Wheeler

Notes:
  • Production Number: U-46
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • June Foray provides the voice of Mrs. Moneybelt in this cartoon.
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 2 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 15 (DVD; Columbia House)

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Flea for Two

Flea for Two

Release Date: 7/20/55
Direction: Don Patterson
Animation: Ray Abrams, Don Patterson, and Herman R. Cohen
Story: Michael Maltese
Music: Clarence Wheeler
Settings: Raymond Jacobs and Art Landy

Notes:
  • Production Number: U-45
  • Leonard Maltin erroneously lists Ray Patterson as the director of this cartoon.
  • Reissued as The Fearless Flea by Castle Films.
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 10 (TV print; DVD; Columbia House)

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Paw's Night Out

Paw's Night Out

Release Date: 8/16/55
Direction: Paul J. Smith
Animation: Robert Bentley, Herman Cohen, and Gil Turner
Story: Homer Brightman and Michael Maltese
Settings: Art Landy
Music: Clarence Wheeler

Notes:
  • Production Number: U-47
  • The final Maw and Paw cartoon
  • Reissued as Piggy's Dizzy Nite by Castle Films.
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 6 (TV print; DVD; Columbia House)

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Square Shootin' Square

Square Shootin' Square

Release Date: 9/1/55
Direction: Paul J. Smith
Story: Michael Maltese
Animation: Gil Turner, Robert Bentley, and Herman R. Cohen
Settings: Art Landy
Character Voices: Dal McKennon
Music: Clarence Wheeler

Notes:
  • Production Number: U-49
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • First onscreen credit for Dal McKennon at Lantz
  • The first appearance of Dapper Denver Dooley
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 2 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 15 (DVD; Columbia House)

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Hot and Cold Penguin

Hot and Cold Penguin

Release Date: 10/24/55
Written and Directed By: Alex Lovy
Animation: Laverne Harding, Ray Abrams, and Don Patterson
Settings: Raymond Jacobs
Music: Clarence Wheeler

Notes:
  • Production Number: U-51
  • A Chilly Willy cartoon
  • First onscreen credit for Alex Lovy since his departure in 1943
  • Originally storyboarded by Tex Avery
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 1 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 9 (TV print; DVD; Columbia House)

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Bunco Busters

Bunco Busters

Release Date: 11/21/55
Direction: Paul J. Smith
Story: Milt Schaffer
Animation: Gil Turner, Robert Bentley, and Herman R. Cohen
Settings: Art Landy and Raymond Jacobs
Voice: Dal McKennon
Music: Clarence Wheeler

Notes:
  • Production Number: U-50
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • First onscreen credit for Milt Schaffer at Lantz since his departure in 1947
  • The final cartoon to feature Woody with green eyes.
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 2 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 15 (DVD; Columbia House)

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The Tree Medic

The Tree Medic

Release Date: 12/9/55
Direction: Alex Lovy
Story: Homer Brightman
Animation: Don Patterson, Laverne Harding, and Ray Abrams
Settings: Raymond Jacobs
Music: Clarence Wheeler

Notes:
  • Production Number: U-53
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • The first cartoon to feature Woody with black eyes.
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 2 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 10 (DVD; Columbia House)

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