The Walter Lantz Cartune Encyclopedia: 1957



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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