The Walter Lantz Cartune Encyclopedia: 1942



Under the Spreading Blacksmith Shop

Under the Spreading Blacksmith Shop

Release Date: 1/12/42
Direction: Alex Lovy
Artists: Alex Lovy and Robert Bentley
Story: Ben Hardaway and L.E. Elliott
Music: Darrell Calker

Notes:
  • Production Number: 1008
  • An Andy Panda cartoon
  • The final appearance of Poppa Panda
  • Reissued as Andy Panda's Blacksmith Shop by Castle Films.
  • Reissued as The Blacksmith and Village Blacksmith for television.
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 11 (Retitled TV print; DVD; Columbia House)
  • Walter Lantz Presents: The World of Andy Panda (VHS; Universal/MCA)

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    The Hollywood Matador

    The Hollywood Matador

    Release Date: 2/9/42
    Direction: Alex Lovy
    Artists: Alex Lovy and Robert Bentley
    Story: Ben Hardaway and L.E. Elliott
    Music: Darrell Calker

    Notes:
  • Production Number: 1009
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • Working title: The Mad Matador
  • The final appearance of Danny Webb as the voice of Woody.
  • Michael Fitzgerald incorrectly lists this cartoon as a January release.
  • A New York Times article dated July 5, 1944 states that "The Motion Picture Society for the Americas convinced [Lantz] that the title of this cartoon should be changed to "The Hollywood Matador" and that he should refilm 200 of the 600 feet in the short to eliminate a number of Mexicans shown without shoes and another comic Mexican shown sleeping blissfully with a sombrero over his face. The fear was that Mexican audiences would resent the implications of national laziness."
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 1 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 5 (DVD; Columbia House)

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    The Hams That Couldn't Be Cured

    The Hams That Couldn't Be Cured

    Release Date: 3/4/42
    Direction: Walter Lantz
    Artists: Alex Lovy and R. Somerville
    Story: Ben Hardaway and L.E. Elliott
    Music: Darrell Calker

    Notes:
  • Production Number: 1010
  • A Swing Symphony cartoon
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 1 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 9 (Edited TV print; DVD; Columbia House)

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    Mother Goose on the Loose

    Mother Goose on the Loose

    Release Date: 4/13/42
    Direction: Walter Lantz
    Pictures Drawed By: Masters "Mugsy" Tipper and "Stinkey" Kline
    Story Thunk Up By: Juniors "Buggsy" Hardaway" and "Baby-Face" Elliot
    Music Patter Writ By: "Boogie Woogie" Calker

    Notes:
  • Production Number: 1012
  • A Cartune short
  • Yes, that's how the credits actually appear on-screen.
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 1 (DVD; Universal/MCA)

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    Good-Bye Mr. Moth

    Good-Bye Mr. Moth

    Release Date: 5/11/42
    Direction: Walter Lantz
    Artists: Alex Lovy and Verne Harding
    Story: Ben Hardaway and "Chuck" Couch
    Music: Darrell Calker

    Notes:
  • Production Number: 1011
  • An Andy Panda cartoon
  • Andy Panda's first solo short.
  • This cartoon's title is a play on the 1939 MGM feature Goodbye, Mr. Chips starring Robert Donat and Greer Garson.
  • Hidden Gag: One of the tags Andy reads is signed "Bernie Kreisler". Kreisler was the head of the Universal short subjects sales department at the time. Lantz had quickly inserted the name as a joke. When Kreisler found out he demanded Lantz to take his name off. Lantz replied, "Well, Bernie, I'm sorry I can't take it off. Universal made three hundred fifty prints of it, we can't just make all new prints." The name stayed, but Kreisler was not happy about it at all.
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 10 (Edited TV print; DVD; Columbia House)
  • Walter Lantz Presents: The World of Andy Panda (VHS; Universal/MCA)

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    Nutty Pine Cabin

    Nutty Pine Cabin

    Release Date: 6/1/42
    Direction: Alex Lovy
    Story: Ben Hardaway and "Chuck" Couch
    Animation: Harold Mason and Robert Bentley
    Music: Darrell Calker

    Notes:
  • Production Number: 1013
  • An Andy Panda cartoon
  • Andy Panda's first appearance as an adult.
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 8 (TV print; DVD; Columbia House)
  • Comedy Legends: Abbott and Costello: Pardon My Sarong (VHS; Universal/MCA)
  • Walter Lantz Presents: The World of Andy Panda (VHS; Universal/MCA)

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    Ace in the Hole

    Ace in the Hole

    Release Date: 6/22/42
    Direction: Alex Lovy
    Animation: George Dane
    Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer
    Music: Darrell Calker

    Notes:
  • Production Number: 1014
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • First onscreen credit for Milt Schaffer at Lantz
  • The first appearance of Kent Rogers as the voice of Woody.
  • Michael Fitzgerald incorrectly lists this cartoon as a May release.
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 1 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 2 (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)

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    Juke Box Jamboree

    Juke Box Jamboree

    Release Date: 7/27/42
    Direction: Alex Lovy
    Story: B. Hardaway and C. Couch
    Music: Darrell Calker
    Animation: Verne Harding

    Notes:
  • Production Number: 1015
  • A Swing Symphony cartoon
  • Academy Award nominee
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 2 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
  • Comedy Legends: Abbott and Costello: Who Done It? (VHS; Universal/MCA)

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    Pigeon Patrol

    Pigeon Patrol

    Release Date: 8/3/42
    Director: Alex Lovy
    Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer
    Animation: Ralph Somerville
    Music: Darrell Calker

    Notes:
  • Production Number: 1016
  • The final Cartune short
  • The first appearance of Homer Pigeon
  • Michael Fitzgerald incorrectly lists this cartoon as a July release.
  • Most prints of this cartoon are missing several scenes involving the Japanese vulture as well as Homer's "kick in the Axis for Hitler" line. Click here to see images of the edited scenes.
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 1 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 15 (Edited; DVD; Columbia House)

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    Andy Panda's Victory Garden

    Andy Panda's Victory Garden

    Release Date: 9/7/42
    Director: Alex Lovy
    Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer
    Animation: Lester Kline
    Music: Darrell Calker

    Notes:
  • Production Number: C-2
  • An Andy Panda cartoon
  • Reissued as Andy Panda's Garden by Castle Films.
  • Reissued as Springtime for Andy for television.
  • The first appearance of Charlie Chicken. Charlie would make his second and final appearance in Meatless Tuesday (1943). After his screen career, Charlie became a prominent player in comic books (usually paired with Andy Panda).
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 6 (TV print; DVD; Columbia House)

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    Yankee Doodle Swing Shift

    Yankee Doodle Swing Shift

    Release Date: 9/21/42
    Direction: Alex Lovy
    Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer
    Animation: Harold Mason
    Music: Darrell Calker

    Notes:
  • Production Number: C-1
  • A Swing Symphony cartoon
  • Incorrectly listed as Yankee Doodle Swingshift in Michael Fitzgerald's Universal Pictures

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    The Loan Stranger

    The Loan Stranger

    Release Date: 10/19/42
    Directed By: Alex Lovy
    Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer
    Animation: Frank Tipper
    Music: Darrell Calker

    Notes:
  • Production Number: C-3
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • Woody is voiced by Kent Rogers in this cartoon, despite the reused Mel Blanc audio from Woody Woodpecker (1941) heard in the beginning.
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 1 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 11 (TV print; DVD; Columbia House)

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    Boogie Woogie Sioux

    Boogie Woogie Sioux

    Release Date: 11/30/42
    Directed By: Alex Lovy
    Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer
    Animation: Bob Bentley
    Music: Darrell Calker

    Notes:
  • Production Number: C-4
  • A Swing Symphony cartoon
  • Reissued as Indian Beatnick for television
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 5 (Edited, retitled TV print; DVD; Columbia House)

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    Air Raid Warden

    Air Raid Warden

    Release Date: 12/21/42
    Direction: Alex Lovy
    Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer
    Animation: George Dane
    Music: Darrell Calker

    Notes:
  • Production Number: C-5
  • An Andy Panda cartoon
  • The original end title card features a plug for war bonds.
  • Michael Fitzgerald incorrectly lists this cartoon as a January 1943 release.
  • Incorrectly listed as Air Radio Warden in Leonard Maltin's Of Mice and Magic

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