The Walter Lantz Cartune Encyclopedia: 1958



Misguided Missile

Misguided Missile

Release Date: 1/27/58
Direction: Paul J. Smith
Animation: Robert Bentley and Les Kline
Story: Homer Brightman
Music: Clarence Wheeler
Settings: Art Landy and Raymond Jacobs
Voice: Dal McKennon
Woody Woodpecker Voice: Grace Stafford

Notes:
  • Production Number: U-82
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • The first cartoon where Grace Stafford receives credit for doing Woody's voice.
    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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    Watch the Birdie

    Watch the Birdie

    Release Date: 2/24/58
    Direction: Alex Lovy
    Animation: Ray Abrams and Laverne Harding
    Story: Homer Brightman
    Music: Clarence Wheeler
    Voice: Daws Butler
    Settings: Raymond Jacobs and Art Landy
    Woody Woodpecker Voice: Grace Stafford

    Notes:
  • Production Number: U-80
  • 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)

  • Screen Shots (click to enlarge):





    Salmon Yeggs

    Salmon Yeggs

    Release Date: 3/24/58
    Direction: Paul J. Smith
    Animation: Rober Bentley and Les Kline
    Story: Homer Brightman
    Music: Clarence Wheeler
    Settings: Art Landy and Raymond Jacobs
    Voice: Daws Butler

    Notes:
  • Production Number: U-84
  • The first cartoon in the Windy and Breezy series
  • The first appearance of the character who later developed into Inspector Willoughby.
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 2 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 7 (DVD; Columbia House)

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    Half Empty Saddles

    Half Empty Saddles

    Release Date: 4/21/58
    Direction: Paul J. Smith
    Animation: Les Kline and Robert Bentley
    Story: Dalton Sandifer
    Music: Clarence Wheeler
    Settings: Art Landy and Raymond Jacobs
    Voice: Dal McKennon
    Woody Woodpecker Voice: Grace Stafford

    Notes:
  • Production Number: U-83
  • 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)

  • Screen Shots (click to enlarge):





    Polar Pests

    Polar Pests

    Release Date: 5/19/58
    Direction: Alex Lovy
    Animation: Ray Abrams and LaVerne Harding
    Music: Clarence Wheeler
    Story: Homer Brightman
    Settings: Art Landy and Raymond Jacobs
    Voice: Daws Butler

    Notes:
  • Production Number: U-85
  • A Chilly Willy cartoon
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 13 (DVD; Columbia House)

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    A Chilly Reception

    A Chilly Reception

    Release Date: 6/16/58
    Direction: Alex Lovy
    Animation: Ray Abrams, LaVerne Harding, and Don Patterson
    Story: Homer Brightman
    Music: Clarence Wheeler
    Settings: Raymond Jacobs and Art Landy
    Voice: Daws Butler

    Notes:
  • Production Number: U-86
  • A Chilly Willy cartoon
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 12 (DVD; Columbia House)

  • Screen Shots (click to enlarge):





    His Better Elf

    His Better Elf

    Release Date: 7/14/58
    Direction: Paul J. Smith
    Animation: Les Kline, Don Patterson, and Robert Bentley
    Story: Homer Brightman
    Layout: Art Landy
    Music: Clarence Wheeler
    Voice: Dal McKennon
    Background: Irv. Wyner
    Woody Woodpecker Voice: Grace Stafford

    Notes:
  • Production Number: U-87
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 2 (DVD; Universal/MCA)

  • Screen Shots (click to enlarge):





    Everglade Raid

    Everglade Raid

    Release Date: 8/11/58
    Direction: Paul J. Smith
    Animation: Robert Bentley, Les Kline, and Don Patterson
    Story: Homer Brightman
    Music: Clarence Wheeler
    Settings: Art Landy and Raymond Jacobs
    Voice: Daws Butler
    Woody Woodpecker Voice: Grace Stafford

    Notes:
  • Production Number: U-89
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • An unproduced Woody Woodpecker short entitled Trail Blazin' Rangers was originally slated to be production U-89. While storyboards were made, the cartoon itself was never produced for reasons that are not entirely clear.
  • This cartoon features a prototype of Gabby Gator, named "Ali Gator." The character would not be officially billed "Gabby" until Southern Fried Hospitality (1960).
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 2 (DVD; Universal/MCA)
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 13 (DVD; Columbia House)

  • Screen Shots (click to enlarge):





    Tree's a Crowd

    Tree's a Crowd

    Release Date: 9/8/58
    Direction: Paul J. Smith
    Animation: Robert Bentley, Les Kline, and Don Patterson
    Story: Homer Brightman
    Music: Clarence Wheeler
    Settings: Art Landy and Raymond Jacobs
    Voice: Daws Butler
    Woody Woodpecker Voice: Grace Stafford

    Notes:
  • Production Number: U-91
  • A Woody Woodpecker 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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    Three Ring Fling

    Three Ring Fling

    Release Date: 10/6/58
    Direction: Alex Lovy
    Story: Homer Brightman
    Animation: LaVerne Harding, Don Patterson, and Ray Abrams
    Settings: Raymond Jacobs and Art Landy
    Voice: Daws Butler
    Music: Clarence Wheeler

    Notes:
  • Production Number: U-90
  • A Windy and Breezy cartoon
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 13 (DVD; Columbia House)

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    Jittery Jester

    Jittery Jester

    Release Date: 11/3/58
    Direction: Paul J. Smith
    Animation: Robert Bentley, Les Kline, and Don Patterson
    Story: Homer Brightman
    Music: Clarence Wheeler
    Settings: Art Landy and Raymond Jacobs
    Voice: Dal McKennon
    Woody Woodpecker Voice: Grace Stafford

    Notes:
  • Production Number: U-93
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 2 (DVD; Universal/MCA)

  • Screen Shots (click to enlarge):





    Little Televillain

    Little Televillain

    Release Date: 12/8/58
    Direction: Alex Lovy
    Animation: LaVerne Harding, Ray Abrams, and Don Patterson
    Story: Homer Brightman
    Music: Clarence Wheeler
    Settings: Raymond Jacobs and Art Landy
    Voice: Daws Butler

    Notes:
  • Production Number: U-96
  • A Chilly Willy cartoon

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