Fowled Up Party

Fowled Up Party

Release Date: 1/14/57
Direction: Alex Lovy
Animation: Ray Abrams and Laverne Harding
Story: Homer Brightman
Music: Clarence Wheeler
Settings: Raymond Jacobs and Art Landy
Voices: Daws Butler and Grace Stafford

Notes:
  • Production Number: U-68
  • The final Maggie and Sam cartoon
  • The theme music previously heard at the beginning of the Maw and Paw cartoons is heard over the titles.
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 10 (DVD; Columbia House)

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Red Riding Hoodlum

Red Riding Hoodlum

Release Date: 2/11/57
Direction: Paul J. Smith
Animation: Les Kline and Robert Bentley
Story: Milt Schaffer and Dick Kinney
Settings: Art Landy and Raymond Jacobs
Voices: Dal McKennon and June Foray
Music: Clarence Wheeler

Notes:
  • Production Number: U-69
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • Watch for a surprise cameo guest star.
  • Wolfie Wolf, previously seen in Who's Cookin Who? and Fair Weather Fiends (both 1946) returns in this cartoon.
  • 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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Plumber of Seville

Plumber of Seville

Release Date: 3/11/57
Direction: Alex Lovy
Animation: Ray Abrams and Laverne Harding
Story: Dick Kinney
Music: Eugene Poddany
Settings: Raymond Jacobs and Art Landy
Vocalist: Bob Johnson

Notes:
  • Production Number: U-67
  • The first Hercules cartoon
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 15 (DVD; Columbia House)

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Box Car Bandit

Box Car Bandit

Release Date: 4/8/57
Direction: Paul J. Smith
Story: Homer Brightman
Music: Clarence Wheeler
Animation: Les Kline and Rober Bentley
Settings: Art Landy and Raymond Jacobs
Voice: Dal McKennon

Notes:
  • Production Number: U-71
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • Includes reused animation from Square Shootin' Square (1955)
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 2 (DVD; Universal/MCA)

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Operation Cold Feet

Operation Cold Feet

Release Date: 5/6/57
Direction: Alex Lovy
Animation: Ray Abrams and LaVerne Harding
Story: Homer Brightman
Music: Clarence Wheeler
Settings: Raymond Jacobs and Art Landy
Voices: Daws Butler
"Chilly Willy" Vocal by: "Wee" Bonnie Baker

Notes:
  • Production Number: U-70
  • A Chilly Willy cartoon
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 2 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 13 (DVD; Columbia House)

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The Unbearable Salesman

The Unbearable Salesman

Release Date: 6/3/57 Direction: Paul J. Smith
Animation: Robert Bentley and Les Kline
Story: Dick Kinney
Music: Clarence Wheeler
Sets: Art Landy
Voices: Daws Butler

Notes:
  • Production Number: U-72
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 2 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 12 (DVD; Columbia House)

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International Woodpecker

International Woodpecker

Release Date: 7/1/57
Direction: Paul J. Smith
Animation: Robert Bentley and Les Kline
Story: Dick Kinney
Music: Clarence Wheeler
Settings: Art Landy and Raymond Jacobs
Voices: Daws Butler

Notes:
  • Production Number: U-73
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • Winnie Woodpecker makes a cameo as the caveman woodpecker's girlfriend and as Fifi from Paris.
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 2 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 13 (DVD; Columbia House)

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To Catch a Woodpecker

To Catch a Woodpecker

Release Date: 7/29/57
Direction: Alex Lovy
Animation: Laverne Harding and Ray Abrams
Story: Homer Brightman
Music: Clarence Wheeler
Settings: Raymond Jacobs
Voices: Daws Butler

Notes:
  • Production Number: U-65
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 2 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 13 (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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The Goofy Gardener

The Goofy Gardener

Release Date: 8/26/57
Direction: Alex Lovy
Animation: Ray Abrams and LaVerne Harding
Story: Dick Kinney
Music: Eugene Poddany
Settings: Raymond Jacobs
Vocalist: Dal McKennon

Notes:
  • Production Number: U-76
  • The final Hercules cartoon

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The Big Snooze

The Big Snooze

Release Date: 8/30/57
Direction: Alex Lovy
Animation: Ray Abrams and LaVerne Harding
Story: Homer Brightman
Music: Clarence Wheeler
Settings: Raymond Jacobs and Art Landy
Voices: Daws Butler

Notes:
  • Production Number: U-77
  • A Chilly Willy cartoon

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Round Trip to Mars

Round Trip to Mars

Release Date: 9/23/57
Direction: Paul J. Smith
Animation: Les Kline and Robert Bentley
Story: Dalton Sandifer
Settings: Art Landy
Music: Clarence Wheeler
Voice: Dal McKennon

Notes:
  • Production Number: U-74
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 2 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 12 (DVD; Columbia House)

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Dopey Dick the Pink Whale

Dopey Dick the Pink Whale

Release Date: 11/1/57
Direction: Paul J. Smith
Animation: Les Kline and Robert Bentley
Story: Homer Brightman
Settings: Art Landy
Music: Clarence Wheeler
Voice: Dal McKennon

Notes:
  • Production Number: U-75
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • This cartoon is a loose satire of the 1956 Warner Bros. feature Moby Dick starring Gregory Peck.
  • Incorrectly listed as Dopey Dick and the Pink Whale in Leonard Maltin's Of Mice and Magic and Jeff Lenburg's Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 2 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 12 (DVD; Columbia House)

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Fodder and Son

Fodder and Son

Release Date: 11/4/57
Direction: Paul J. Smith
Animation: Les Kline and Robert Bentley
Story: Homer Brightman
Settings: Art Landy
Music: Clarence Wheeler
Voice: Daws Butler

Notes:
  • Production Number: U-78
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • The first appearance of the bears Windy and Breezy
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 2 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 11 (DVD; Columbia House)

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Swiss Miss-Fit

Swiss Miss-Fit

Release Date: 12/2/57
Direction: Alex Lovy
Animation: Ray Abrams and LaVerne Harding
Story: Homer Brightman
Music: Clarence Wheeler
Settings: Raymond Jacobs and Art Landy
Voices: Dal McKennon

Notes:
  • Production Number: U-79
  • A Chilly Willy cartoon
  • Video availability:
    • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 13 (DVD; Columbia House)
    • Walter Lantz Presents: Man's Best Friend (Edited TV print; VHS; Universal/MCA)

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The Bongo Punch

The Bongo Punch

Release Date: 12/30/57
Direction: Alex Lovy
Animation: Laverne Harding and Ray Abrams
Story: Dick Kinney
Music: Clarence Wheeler
Settings: Raymond Jacobs and Art Landy
Voices: Grace Stafford, June Foray, Hal Smith, and "Those Smiths" Trio
"Pepito" Song and Lyrics by: Irving Bibo

Notes:
  • Production Number: U-81
  • The first and only appearance of Pepito Chickeeto
  • Hidden Gag: A headline on one of the newspapers reads "LANTZ TV SHOW BIG SMASH!!" This refers to the ratings success of The Woody Woodpecker Show which debuted on ABC in October, 1957.

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