The Walter Lantz Cartune Encyclopedia: 1959



Truant Student

Truant Student

Release Date: 1/5/59
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

Notes:
  • Production Number: U-94
  • A Windy and Breezy cartoon
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 10 (DVD; Columbia House)

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    Robinson Gruesome

    Robinson Gruesome

    Release Date: 2/2/59
    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-92
  • A Chilly Willy cartoon

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    Tomcat Combat

    Tomcat Combat

    Release Date: 3/2/59
    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-59
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon

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    Yukon Have It

    Yukon Have It

    Release Date: 3/30/59
    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-88
  • A Chilly Willy cartoon
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 12 (DVD; Columbia House)

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    Log Jammed

    Log Jammed

    Release Date: 4/20/59
    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-97
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 14 (DVD; Columbia House)

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    Panhandle Scandal

    Panhandle Scandal

    Release Date: 5/18/59
    Direction: Alex Lovy
    Animation: Don Patterson, Ray Abrams, and Verne Harding
    Story: Dalton Sandifer
    Music: Clarence Wheeler
    Settings: Raymond Jacobs and Art Landy
    Voice: Dal McKennon
    Woody Woodpecker Voice: Grace Stafford

    Notes:
  • Production Number: U-99
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 13 (DVD; Columbia House)
  • Walter Lantz Presents: Wild and Woody (VHS; Universal/MCA)

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    Bee Bopped

    Bee Bopped

    Release Date: 6/15/59
    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

    Notes:
  • Production Number: U-98
  • The final Windy and Breezy cartoon

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    Woodpecker in the Moon

    Woodpecker in the Moon

    Release Date: 7/13/59
    Direction: Alex Lovy
    Animation: Don Patterson, Ray Abrams, and Verne Harding
    Story: Dalton Sandifer
    Music: Clarence Wheeler
    Settings: Raymond Jacobs and Art Landy
    Voice: Dal McKennon
    Woody Woodpecker Voice: Grace Stafford

    Notes:
  • Production Number: U-102
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon

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    The Tee Bird

    The Tee Bird

    Release Date: 7/13/59
    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-101
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 13 (DVD; Columbia House)

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    Romp in a Swamp

    Romp in a Swamp

    Release Date: 8/7/59
    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-100
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • The Gabby Gator prototype "Ali Gator" is featured again in this cartoon. This time, he looks pretty much the same as Gabby, but would not be officially called "Gabby" until Southern Fried Hospitality (1960).
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker Favorites (DVD; Universal/MCA)
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 14 (DVD; Columbia House)

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    Space Mouse

    Space Mouse

    Release Date: 9/7/59
    Direction: Alex Lovy

    Notes:
  • Production Number: U-103
  • The first appearances of Hickory, Dickory, and Doc and the first in the Hickory, Dickory, and Doc series. Doc would eventually star in a series of his own solo cartoons.
  • An early concept sketch dated August 11, 1958 (courtesy of Monte and Taylor Robison) features a scruffier (and more sinister) version of Doc. Meanwhile, Hickory, a character who would be eventually developed into a female mouse, is shown here as a dim-witted male in blue overalls. It is possible that the Lantz studio opted not to use the dumb-smart formula for Hickory and Dickory due to similiarities with Chuck Jones' mouse pair Hubie and Bertie from Warner Bros.
  • Despite the title of this cartoon it does not feature the Lantz comic book character, Space Mouse.
  • Thanks to David Nestor Jr. and Julio Freirias for providing us with images from this cartoon.

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    Kiddie League

    Kiddie League

    Release Date: 11/3/59
    Direction: Paul J. Smith
    Animation: Robert Bentley, Les Kline, and Don Patterson
    Story: Dalton Sandifer
    Music: Eugene Poddany
    Settings: Art Landy and Raymond Jacobs
    Voice: Dal McKennon
    Woody Woodpecker Voice: Grace Stafford

    Notes:
  • Production Number: U-105
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • Last onscreen credit for Robert Bentley at Lantz
  • Hidden Gags: One of the little leaguers, briefly seen at the beginning of the cartoon, on the 'Bubble Gummers' team resembles MAD Magazine mascot, Alfred E. Newman. On one of the advertisements in the ball park, the name "Paul's" can be seen (probably a reference to director, Paul J. Smith). "Joe's Cafe and Catering" can also be seen, that one is most likely a variation of the old "Eat at Joe's" gag.
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker Favorites (DVD; Universal/MCA)
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 14 (DVD; Columbia House)

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    Mouse Trapped

    Mouse Trapped

    Release Date: 12/8/59
    Direction: Alex Lovy
    Animation: LaVerne Harding, Don Patterson, and Ray Abrams
    Story: Homer Brightman
    Layout: Art Landy
    Music: Eugene Poddany
    Settings: Raymond Jacobs and Art Landy
    Voices: Paul Frees, Dal McKennon, and Grace Stafford

    Notes:
  • Production Number: U-104
  • A Hickory, Dickory, and Doc cartoon

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