The Walter Lantz Cartune Encyclopedia: 1952



Born to Peck

Born to Peck

Release Date: 2/25/52
Direction: Walter Lantz (uncredited)
Animation: Don Patterson, Ray Abrams, La Verne Harding, and Paul Smith
Music: Clarence E. Wheeler
Sets: Fred Brunish

Notes:
  • Production Number: U-8
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • Reissued as Young and Handsome by Castle Films.
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 1 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
  • Walter Lantz Presents: Woody Woodpecker: Collector's Edition, Vol. 1 (VHS; Universal/MCA)
  • Walter Lantz Presents: Woody Woodpecker: Collector's Edition (Laserdisc; Universal/MCA)

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    Stage Hoax

    Stage Hoax

    Release Date: 4/21/52
    Direction: Walter Lantz (uncredited)
    Animation: Don Patterson, Ray Abrams, La Verne Harding, and Paul Smith
    Music: Clarence E. Wheeler
    Sets: Fred Brunish

    Notes:
  • Production Number: U-9
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • Retitled The Stagecoach Hoax by Castle Films.
  • This cartoon marks the first time Grace Stafford provided extensive dialouge for Woody (in all previous cartoons, she merely provided his laugh). However, it should be noted that she is doing the voice of Woody dressed as a woman, not Woody's "normal" voice.
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 1 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
  • Walter Lantz Presents: Wild and Woody (VHS; Universal/MCA)

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    Woodpecker in the Rough

    Woodpecker in the Rough

    Release Date: 6/16/52
    Direction: Walter Lantz (uncredited)
    Animation: Don Patterson, Ray Abrams, La Verne Harding, and Paul Smith
    Music: Clarence E. Wheeler
    Sets: Fred Brunish

    Notes:
  • Production Number: U-10
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • Reissued as The Goofy Golfer by Castle Films.
  • "Bull Dozer" from The Loose Nut (1945) reappears here as Woody's golfing rival.
  • Grace Stafford provides dialogue as Woody in Woody's normal voice for the first time in this cartoon.
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 1 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 3 (TV print; DVD; Columbia House)

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    Scalp Treatment

    Scalp Treatment

    Release Date: 9/18/52
    Direction: Walter Lantz (uncredited)
    Animation: Don Patterson, Ray Abrams, La Verne Harding, and Paul Smith
    Music: Clarence E. Wheeler
    Sets: Fred Brunish

    Notes:
  • Production Number: U-11
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • Reissued as Indian Whoopee by Castle Films.
  • Walter Lantz's final effort as a director.
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 1 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 8 (TV print; DVD; Columbia House)

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    The Great Who-Dood-It

    The Great Who-Dood-It

    Release Date: 10/20/52
    Supervision: Don Patterson
    Story: Homer Brightman
    Animation: Laverne Harding, Paul Smith, and Ray Abrams
    Music: Clarence Wheeler
    Backgrounds: Fred Brunish

    Notes:
  • Production Number: U-12
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • Don Patterson's directorial debut
  • First onscreen credit for Homer Brightman.
  • Reissued as The Great Magician by Castle Films.
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 1 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 6 (TV print; DVD; Columbia House)

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    Termites From Mars

    Termites From Mars

    Release Date: 12/8/52
    Supervision: Don Patterson
    Animation: Laverne Harding, Paul Smith, and Ray Abrams
    Sets: Raymond Jacobs
    Music: Clarence Wheeler

    Notes:
  • Production Number: U-13
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • First onscreen credit for Raymond Jacobs at Lantz
  • In 1953, this cartoon's plot was adapted for a promotional giveaway comic book for Scotch Tape called Woody Woodpecker Meets Scotty MacTape.
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 2 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 4 (TV print; DVD; Columbia House)

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