The Walter Lantz Cartune Encyclopedia: 1961



Rough and Tumbleweed

Rough and Tumbleweed

Release Date: 1/??/61
Direction: Paul J. Smith
Animation: LaVerne Harding, Les Kline, and Ray Abrams
Story: Homer Brightman
Music: Eugene Poddany
Settings: Art Landy and Ray Huffine
Voice: Dal McKennon

Notes:
  • Production Number: U-118
  • The first cartoon where the Willoughby character becomes known as Inspector Willoughby.
  • The first cartoon in the Inspector Willoughby series.
    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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    Poop Deck Pirate

    Poop Deck Pirate

    Release Date: 1/??/61
    Direction: Jack Hannah
    Animation: Ray Abrams and Al Coe
    Story: Homer Brightman
    Music: Eugene Poddany
    Settings: Ray Huffine and Art Landy
    Voice: Dal McKennon
    Woody's Voice: Grace Stafford

    Notes:
  • Production Number: U-120
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 14 (DVD; Columbia House)

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    Eggnapper

    Eggnapper

    Release Date: 2/??/61
    Direction: Jack Hannah
    Animation: LaVerne Harding, Al Coe, and Roy Jenkins
    Story: Dalton Sandifer
    Music: Eugene Poddany
    Settings: Art Landy and Ray Huffine
    Voice: Dal McKennon

    Notes:
  • Production Number: U-121
  • A Fatso the Bear cartoon
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 13 (DVD; Columbia House)

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    The Bird Who Came to Dinner

    The Bird Who Came to Dinner

    Release Date: 3/??/61
    Direction: Paul J. Smith
    Animation: LaVerne Harding, Les Kline, and Ray Abrams
    Story: Homer Brightman
    Music: Clarence Wheeler
    Settings: Art Landy and Ray Huffine
    Voice: Dal McKennon
    Woody's Voice: Grace Stafford

    Notes:
  • Production Number: U-122
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • Many sources incorrectly credit Jack Hannah as the director of this cartoon.
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker Favorites (DVD; Universal/MCA)
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 14 (DVD; Columbia House)

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    Gabby's Diner

    Gabby's Diner

    Release Date: 4/??/61
    Direction: Jack Hannah
    Animation: LaVerne Harding, Al Coe, and Ray Abrams
    Story: Homer Brightman
    Music: Eugene Poddany
    Settings: Ray Huffine and Art Landy
    Voice: Daws Butler
    Woody's Voice: Grace Stafford

    Notes:
  • Production Number: U-124
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
  • Thanks to Charles Brubaker for providing us with better images from this cartoon.
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 7 (DVD; Columbia House)

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    Papoose on the Loose

    Papoose on the Loose

    Release Date: 4/??/61
    Direction: Paul J. Smith
    Animation: LaVerne Harding, Les Kline, and Ray Abrams
    Story: Homer Brightman
    Music: Clarence Wheeler
    Settings: Art Landy and Ray Huffine
    Voice: Daws Butler

    Notes:
  • Production Number: U-123
  • Thanks to Richard Jebe for providing us with images from this cartoon.

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    Clash and Carry

    Clash and Carry

    Release Date: 5/??/61
    Direction: Jack Hannah
    Animation: Roy Jenkins and Al Coe
    Story: Homer Brightman
    Music: Eugene Poddany
    Settings: Ray Huffine and Art Landy
    Voice: Paul Frees

    Notes:
  • Production Number: U-128
  • A Chilly Willy cartoon
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 2 (DVD; Universal/MCA)

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    St. Moritz Blitz

    St. Moritz Blitz

    Release Date: 5/??/61
    Direction: Paul J. Smith
    Animation: Ray Abrams and Les Kline
    Story: Homer Brightman
    Music: Clarence Wheeler
    Settings: Art Landy and Ray Huffine
    Voice: Daws Butler

    Notes:
  • Production Number: U-125
  • A Chilly Willy cartoon
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 11 (DVD; Columbia House)

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    Bear and the Bees

    Bear and the Bees

    Release Date: 5/??/61
    Direction: Jack Hannah
    Animation: Roy Jenkins and Al Coe
    Story: Dalton Sandifer
    Music: Eugene Poddany
    Settings: Ray Huffine and Art Landy
    Voice: Dal McKennon

    Notes:
  • Production Number: U-126
  • The final Fatso the Bear cartoon.
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 12 (DVD; Columbia House)

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    Sufferin' Cats

    Sufferin' Cats

    Release Date: 6/??/61
    Direction: Paul J. Smith
    Animation: Les Kline and Ray Abrams
    Story: Homer Brightman
    Music: Clarence Wheeler
    Settings: Art Landy and Ray Huffine
    Voice: Dal McKennon
    Woody's Voice: Grace Stafford

    Notes:
  • Production Number: U-127
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 14 (DVD; Columbia House)

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    Mississippi Slow Boat

    Mississippi Slow Boat

    Release Date: 7/??/61
    Direction: Paul J. Smith
    Animation: Ray Abrams and Les Kline
    Story: Homer Brightman
    Music: Eugene Poddany
    Settings: Art Landy and Ray Huffine
    Voice: Dal McKennon

    Notes:
  • Production Number: U-130
  • An Inspector Willoughby cartoon
  • Hidden Gag: The narrator introduces the Inspector by his full name: Inspector Seward Willoughby. At the time, the Lantz Studio was located at 861 Seward Street in Hollywood, California (and, we should note, that a Willoughby Ave. crosses Seward Street at that corner).

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    Franken-Stymied

    Franken-Stymied

    Release Date: 7/??/61
    Direction: Jack Hannah
    Animation: Don Lusk, Roy Jenkins, Ray Abrams, and Al Coe
    Story: Homer Brightman
    Music: Clarence Wheeler
    Settings: Ray Huffine and Art Landy
    Voice: Daws Butler
    Woody's Voice: Grace Stafford

    Notes:
  • Production Number: U-129
  • 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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    Busman's Holiday

    Busman's Holiday

    Release Date: 8/??/61
    Direction: Paul J. Smith
    Animation: Les Kline and Ray Abrams
    Story: Dalton Sandifer
    Music: Clarence Wheeler
    Settings: Ray Huffine and Art Landy
    Voice: Daws Butler
    Woody's Voice: Grace Stafford

    Notes:
  • Production Number: U-131
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 15 (DVD; Columbia House)

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    Tricky Trout

    Tricky Trout

    Release Date: 9/??/61
    Direction: Jack Hannah
    Animation: Al Coe, Don Lusk, and Roy Jenkins
    Story: Dalton Sandifer
    Music: Clarence Wheeler
    Settings: Ray Huffine and Art Landy
    Voice: Paul Frees

    Notes:
  • Production Number: U-132
  • A Chilly Willy cartoon
  • Leonard Maltin erroneously lists Paul J. Smith as the director of this cartoon.
  • The final appearance of Wally Walrus.
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 13 (DVD; Columbia House)

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    Phantom of the Horse Opera

    Phantom of the Horse Opera

    Release Date: 10/??/61
    Direction: Paul J. Smith
    Animation: Les Kline and Ray Abrams
    Story: Dalton Sandifer
    Music: Clarence Wheeler
    Settings: Art Landy and Ray Huffine
    Voice: Dal McKennon
    Woody's Voice: Grace Stafford

    Notes:
  • Production Number: U-135
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon

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    Tin Can Concert (Presents The Cinderella Overture by Rossini)

    Tin Can Concert (Presents The Cinderella Overture by Rossini)

    Release Date: 10/??/61
    Direction: Jack Hannah
    Story: Jack Hannah
    Animation: Don Lusk
    Orchestration: Eugene Poddany
    Voice: Paul Frees
    Settings: Ray Huffine, Art Landy, and Lance Nolley

    Notes:
  • Production Number: U-137
  • A Doc cartoon

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    Doc's Last Stand

    Doc's Last Stand

    Release Date: 11/??/61
    Direction: Jack Hannah
    Animation: Roy Jenkins and Al Coe
    Story: Al Bertino and Dick Kinney
    Music: Eugene Poddany
    Settings: Ray Huffine and Art Landy
    Voices: Dal McKennon and Paul Frees

    Notes:
  • Production Number: U-139
  • A Doc cartoon
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 7 (DVD; Columbia House)

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    Woody's Kook-Out

    Woody's Kook-Out

    Release Date: 11/??/61
    Direction: Jack Hannah
    Animation: Roy Jenkins and Al Coe
    Story: Tedd Pierce and Bill Danch
    Settings: Ray Huffine and Art Landy
    Voice: Daws Butler
    Music: Darrell Calker
    Woody's Voice: Grace Stafford

    Notes:
  • Production Number: U-133
  • A Woody Woodpecker cartoon

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    Case of the Red-Eyed Ruby

    Case of the Red-Eyed Ruby

    Release Date: 12/??/61
    Direction: Paul J. Smith
    Animation: Ray Abrams and Les Kline
    Story: Tedd Pierce and Bill Danch
    Settings: Art Landy and Ray Huffine
    Music: Darrell Calker
    Voice: Dal McKennon

    Notes:
  • Production Number: U-134
  • An Inspector Willoughby cartoon
    Video availability:
  • Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Vol. 15 (DVD; Columbia House)

  • Screen Shots (click to enlarge):




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