The Walter Lantz Cartune Encyclopedia: 1946



The Poet and Peasant

The Poet and Peasant

Release Date: 3/18/46
Direction: Dick Lundy
Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer
Animation: Les Kline and Paul Smith
Music: Darrell Calker
Backgrounds: Terry Lind

Notes:
  • Production Number: E-6
  • Academy Award nominee
  • The first Musical Minature cartoon, featuring Andy Panda
  • Michael Fitzgerald incorrectly lists this cartoon as a February release.
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 2 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 6 (DVD; Columbia House)
  • Woody Woodpecker and His Friends: The Screwdriver (VHS; Goodtimes)
  • Walter Lantz Presents: The World of Andy Panda (VHS; Universal/MCA)
  • Woody Woodpecker and His Friends, Vol. 2 (VHS; Universal/MCA)
  • Woody Woodpecker and His Friends, Vol. 2 (Laserdisc; Universal/MCA)

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    Mousie Come Home

    Mousie Come Home

    Release Date: 4/15/46
    Direction: James Culhane
    Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer
    Animation: Pat Matthews and Paul Smith
    Music: Darrell Calker
    Backgrounds: Terry Lind

    Notes:
  • Production Number: E-4
  • An Andy Panda cartoon
  • Michael Fitzgerald incorrectly lists this cartoon as a February release.
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 2 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 8 (DVD; Columbia House)

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    Apple Andy

    Apple Andy

    Release Date: 5/20/46
    Direction: Dick Lundy
    Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer
    Animation: Laverne Harding and Emery Hawkins
    Music: Darrell Calker
    Backgrounds: Terry Lind
    Featuring Up Jumped the Devil (With the White Nightgown)

    Notes:
  • Production Number: F-2
  • An Andy Panda cartoon
  • Last onscreen credit for Emery Hawkins at Lantz
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 1 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 8 (DVD; Columbia House)
  • Walter Lantz Presents: The World of Andy Panda (VHS; Universal/MCA)

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    Who's Cookin Who?

    Who's Cookin Who?

    Release Date: 6/24/46
    Direction: James Culhane
    Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer
    Animation: Les Kline and Grim Natwick
    Music: Darrell Calker
    Backgrounds: Terry Lind

    Notes:
  • Production Number: F-1
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • Michael Fitzgerald incorrectly lists this cartoon as a May release.
  • Model sheets for this cartoon refer to Woody's wolf nemesis as "Wolfie Wolf"
    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. 1 (DVD; Columbia House)

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    Bathing Buddies

    Bathing Buddies

    Release Date: 7/1/46
    Direction: Dick Lundy
    Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer
    Animation: Paul Smith and Bernard Garbutt
    Music: Darrell Calker

    Notes:
  • Production Number: F-4
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • Michael Fitzgerald incorrectly lists this cartoon as a May release.
  • Omitted from some circulating copies of this cartoon is the reference to "No Opium Smoking" on Wally's "Rules for Roomers" list.
    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. 1 (DVD; Columbia House)

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    The Reckless Driver

    The Reckless Driver

    Release Date: 8/26/46
    Direction: James Culhane
    Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer
    Animation: Les Kline and Grim Natwick
    Music: Darrell Calker
    Backgrounds: Terry Lind

    Notes:
  • Production Number: F-3
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • Reissued as License Renewal by Castle Films.
  • Michael Fitzgerald incorrectly lists this cartoon as a July release.
  • Excised from many circulating copies of this cartoon is the scene where Woody spits alphabet soup at Officer Wally. The letters of the soup spell out: "Roses are red. Violets are blue. This test stinks and so do you". Click here to see an image of the edited scene.
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 1 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 4 (Edited; DVD; Columbia House)

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    Fair Weather Fiends

    Fair Weather Fiends

    Release Date: 11/18/46
    Direction: James Culhane
    Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer
    Animation: Laverne Harding and Sidney Pillet
    Music: Darrell Calker
    Backgrounds: Terry Lind

    Notes:
  • Production Number: F-5
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • Last onscreen credits for James Culhane and Terry Lind at Lantz
  • Incorrectly listed as Fairweather Fiends in Michael Fitzgerald's Universal Pictures
  • Michael Fitzgerald incorrectly lists this cartoon as a September release.
    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. 7 (DVD; Columbia House)
  • Comedy Legends: Abbott and Costello: The Time of Their Lives (VHS; Universal/MCA)

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    The Wacky Weed

    The Wacky Weed

    Release Date: 12/16/46
    Direction: Dick Lundy
    Story: Ben Hardaway and Jack Cosgriff
    Animation: Laverne Harding and Grim Natwick
    Music: Darrell Calker
    Backgrounds: Fred Brunish

    Notes:
  • Production Number: F-6
  • An Andy Panda cartoon
  • First onscreen credits for Jack Cosgriff and Fred Brunish at Lantz
  • Michael Fitzgerald incorrectly lists this cartoon as a September release.
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 5 (Edited; DVD; Columbia House)
  • Walter Lantz Presents: The World of Andy Panda (VHS; Universal/MCA)

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