The Walter Lantz Cartune Encyclopedia: 1943



Cow-Cow Boogie

Cow-Cow Boogie

Release Date: 1/3/43
Direction: Alex Lovy
Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer
Animation: Hal Mason
Musical Arrangement: Darrell Calker
Lyrics: Don Raye
Music: Gene de Paul
"Boogie Woogie" Piano: Meade "Lux" Lewis

Notes:
  • Production Number: C-7
  • A Swing Symphony cartoon
  • Click here to see Cow-Cow Boogie sheet music.

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    The Screwball

    The Screwball

    Release Date: 2/15/43
    Direction: Alex Lovy
    Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer
    Animation: Verne Harding
    Music: Darrell Calker

    Notes:
  • Production Number: C-6
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 1 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 3 (DVD; Columbia House)

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    The Egg Cracker Suite

    The Egg Cracker Suite

    Release Date: 3/22/43
    Direction: Ben Hardaway and Emery Hawkins
    Story: Milt Schaffer
    Animation: Lester Kline
    Music: Darrell Calker

    Notes:
  • Production Number: C-10
  • A Swing Symphony cartoon
  • The final appearance of Oswald Rabbit
  • First onscreen credit for Emery Hawkins at Lantz
  • The only Lantz short co-directed by Ben Hardaway. Emery Hawkins would later co-direct Ration Bored (released in June) with Milt Schaffer.
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 3 (TV print; DVD; Columbia House)

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    Swing Your Partner

    Swing Your Partner

    Release Date: 4/26/43
    Direction: Alex Lovy
    Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer
    Animation: Paul Smith
    Music: Darrell Calker

    Notes:
  • Production Number: C-8
  • A Swing Symphony cartoon
  • First onscreen credit for Paul J. Smith at Lantz
  • The final appearance of Homer Pigeon until 1956.
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 4 (Edited TV print; DVD; Columbia House)
  • Woody Woodpecker and His Friends, Vol. 3 (VHS; Universal/MCA)
  • Woody Woodpecker and His Friends, Vol. 3 (Laserdisc; Universal/MCA)

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    The Dizzy Acrobat

    The Dizzy Acrobat

    Release Date: 5/31/43
    Direction: Alex Lovy
    Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer
    Animation: Emery Hawkins
    Music: Darrell Calker

    Notes:
  • Production Number: C-9
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • Academy Award nominee
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 1 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 3 (DVD; Columbia House)

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    Canine Commandos

    Canine Commandos

    Release Date: 6/28/43
    Direction: Alex Lovy
    Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer
    Animation: LaVerne Harding
    Music: Darrell Calker

    Notes:
  • Production Number: C-11
  • An Andy Panda cartoon

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    Ration Bored

    Ration Bored

    Release Date: 7/26/43
    Direction: Emery Hawkins and Milt Schaffer
    Animation: Bob Bentley
    Story: Ben Hardaway
    Music: Darrell Calker

    Notes:
  • Production Number: C-5
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • Reissued as The Gas Bandit for television
  • The first cartoon where Woody wears rubber gloves.
  • The final appearance of Kent Rogers as the voice of Woody.
  • The original end title card features a plug for war bonds.
  • Last onscreen credit for Alex Lovy at Lantz until his return to the studio in 1955.
  • The only Lantz short co-directed by Milt Schaffer and the second and final short co-directed by Emery Hawkins.
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 1 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
  • Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (VHS; Universal/MCA)
  • Comedy Legends: Abbott and Costello: Hit the Ice (VHS; Universal/MCA)

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    Pass the Biscuits Mirandy!

    Pass the Biscuits Mirandy!

    Release Date: 8/23/43
    Direction: James Culhane
    Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer
    Animation: Paul Smith
    Music: Darrell Calker

    Notes:
  • Production Number: C-13
  • A Swing Symphony cartoon
  • James Culhane's directorial debut at Lantz
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 1 (DVD; Universal/MCA)

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    Boogie Woogie Man (Will Get You If You Don't Watch Out)

    Boogie Woogie Man (Will Get You If You Don't Watch Out)

    Release Date: 9/27/43
    Direction: James Culhane
    Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer
    Music: Darrell Calker
    Animation: Verne Harding and Les Kline
    Music and Lyrics: Alberta Nichols and Mann Holiner
    Vocals: Lou Mel Morgan Trio

    Notes:
  • Production Number: D-1
  • A Swing Symphony cartoon
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 2 (DVD; Universal/MCA)

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    Meatless Tuesday

    Meatless Tuesday

    Release Date: 10/25/43
    Direction: James Culhane
    Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer
    Music: Darrell Calker
    Animation: Paul Smith and Pat Matthews

    Notes:
  • Production Number: D-2
  • An Andy Panda cartoon
  • First onscreen credit for Pat Matthews at Lantz
  • The final appearance of Charlie Chicken
  • Reissued as Chicken Chaser for television
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 6 (DVD; Columbia House)
  • Walter Lantz Presents: The World of Andy Panda (VHS; Universal/MCA)

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