The Walter Lantz Cartune Encyclopedia: Cartunes on DVD:
Columbia House


In 2003, Columbia House began to offer a new mail order, 10-volume set of Walter Lantz cartoons entitled Woody Woodpecker and Friends. The series was not obtainable in stores and could only be exclusively ordered through Columbia House (either over the phone or online). Volumes were available in both DVD and VHS.

Although the series included spectacular copies of many color Lantz cartoons (sourced from original theatrical prints not fully restored as one might believe), there were some downsides. The black and white Lantz cartoons, which make up a good portion of Universal's animation library, were completely neglected. Furthermore, the cartoons on this collection were taken from a 1976 syndication package, meaning that several of them had television titles and some were even edited (click here for a guide on what was cut). Another problem was the use of Digital Video Noise Reduction (or DVNR) on some of the shorts in the series. The use of this process on Walter Lantz cartoons is not new (also see the Comedy Legends: Abbott and Costello and the Abbott and Costello Meet the Monsters series).

A total of twenty volumes were initally planned, but the series ended with only fifteen in fall 2004. Click here to view the contents of the unreleased volumes.

It should also be noted that all of the containers are completely identical, with the exception of the linear notes.
WOODY WOODPECKER AND FRIENDS VOL. 1

Life Begins for Andy Panda
The Pied Piper of Basin Street
Knock Knock (edited)
Who's Cookin Who?
The Overture to William Tell
Bathting Buddies
Smoked Hams
Fox and the Rabbit (reissue print, edited)
The Barber of Seville (edited)
I'm Cold (TV print, edited)
Convict Concerto (TV print)
Secret Weapon (made-for-TV Space Mouse cartoon)


WOODY WOODPECKER AND FRIENDS VOL. 2

Belle Boys (TV print)
Broadway Bow Wow's (TV print)
Woody Woodpecker (TV print, edited)
Ace in the Hole
The Bandmaster (1947)
Banquet Busters
The Redwood Sap (TV print)
Crazy Mixed Up Pup (TV print, edited)
The Screwdriver (TV print retitled Woody's Jalopy, edited)
Hot Noon (or 12 O'Clock For Sure) (TV print, edited)
The Flying Turtle (TV print)
Room and Wrath (TV print, edited)


WOODY WOODPECKER AND FRIENDS VOL. 3

Chew-Chew Baby
The Sleeping Princess
The Dizzy Acrobat
The Screwball
Three Lazy Mice (reissue print)
Solid Ivory
Sh-h-h-h-h-h (TV print)
The Egg-Cracker Suite (TV print)
Woodpecker in the Rough (TV print)
Wrestling Wrecks (TV print)
Pig in a Pickle (TV print)
Drooler's Delight (TV print)


WOODY WOODPECKER AND FRIENDS VOL. 4

Fish Fry
Pixie Panic
Woody Dines Out
Crow Crazy
The Sliphorn King of Polaroo
The Reckless Driver (edited)
What's Sweepin' (TV print, edited)
The Mouse and the Lion (TV print)
The Legend of Rockabye Point (TV print)
Termites From Mars (TV print)
Swing Your Partner (TV print, edited)
Hold That Rock (TV print)


WOODY WOODPECKER AND FRIENDS VOL. 5

The Hollywood Matador
Adventures of Tom Thumb Jr.
Well Oiled
The Wacky Weed (edited)
Musical Moments from Chopin
The Beach Nut
Chili Con Corny
Candyland (reissue print)
Jolly Little Elves (reissue print)
Coo Coo Nuts
Real Gone Woody (TV print)
Boogie Woogie Sioux (TV print retitled Indian Beatnick, edited)
Chilly Willy (TV print retitled Cold Feet, edited)


WOODY WOODPECKER AND FRIENDS VOL. 6

Andy Panda Goes Fishing
The Poet and Peasant
Ski for Two
Meatless Tuesday
Jungle Jive
The Loose Nut
The Great Who Dood It (TV print)
Andy Panda's Pop (TV print retitled Goofy Roofer)
Paw's Night Out (TV print)
Wicket Wacky (TV print)
Andy Panda's Victory Garden (TV print retitled Springtime for Andy)
The Ostrich Egg and I (TV print)


WOODY WOODPECKER AND FRIENDS VOL. 7

Fair Weather Fiends
Scrambled Eggs
Woody the Giant Killer
100 Pygmies and Andy Panda
Kittens' Mittens (edited)
The Coo Coo Bird
Get Lost! (TV print)
The Dog That Cried Wolf (TV print)
Hot Rod Huckster (TV print)
Arts and Flowers
Salmon Yeggs
Gabby's Diner
Doc's Last Stand


WOODY WOODPECKER AND FRIENDS VOL. 8

Mousie Come Home
Apple Andy
The Dippy Diplomat
Slingshot 6 7/8 (TV print)
Syncopated Sioux (TV print, edited)
Wet Blanket Policy (TV print, edited)
Scalp Treatment (TV print)
Nutty Pine Cabin (TV print)
The Talking Dog (TV print)
Hypnotic Hick (TV print)
Dizzy Kitty (TV print)
Maw and Paw (TV print)


WOODY WOODPECKER AND FRIENDS VOL. 9

Pantry Panic
Kiddie Concert
Wacky-Bye Baby
Wild and Woody! (TV print, edited)
Crazy House (TV print retitled Fun House, edited)
Dig That Dog (TV print)
Buccaneer Woodpecker (TV print)
The Hams That Couldn't Be Cured (TV print, edited)
Hot and Cold Penguin (TV print)
Southern Fried Hospitality
Mackarel Moocher
Bats in the Belfry
Case of the Cold Storage Yegg


WOODY WOODPECKER AND FRIENDS VOL. 10

The Painter and the Pointer
Dog-Tax Dodgers
The Mad Hatter
Sleep Happy (TV print)
Good-Bye Mr. Moth (TV print, edited)
Flea for Two (TV print)
The Woody Woodpecker Polka
Truent Student
Tree Medic
Witty Kitty
Red Riding Hoodlum
Fowled Up Birthday
Tree's a Crowd
Fish Hooked


WOODY WOODPECKER AND FRIENDS VOL. 11

Alley to Bali (TV print)
Under the Spreading Blacksmith Shop (TV print retitled Village Blacksmith)
Pigeon Holed (TV print)
The Loan Stranger (TV print)
Playful Pelican (TV print)
Under the Counter Spy (TV print)
Operation Sawdust (TV print, edited)
Man's Best Friend (TV print)
Hay Rube (TV print)
Pistol Packin' Woodpecker
St. Mortiz Blitz
Fodder and Son
Freeloading Feline


WOODY WOODPECKER AND FRIENDS VOL. 12

Misguided Missile
The Bear and the Bees
Watch the Birdie
Punchy Pooch
Half Empty Saddles
Fowled-Up Party
Round Trip to Mars
A Chilly Reception
Ballyhooey
Rough and Tumbleweed
Franken-Stymied
Mother's Little Helper
The Unbearable Salesman
Yukon Have It
Dopey Dick the Pink Whale
Phoney Express


WOODY WOODPECKER AND FRIENDS VOL. 13

Private Eye Pooch
Hunger Strife
Ozark Lark
Polar Pests
Panhandle Scandal
Eggnapper
Fowled Up Falcon
Operation Cold Feet
Woodpecker From Mars
Tricky Trout
Everglade Raid
Three Ring Fling
International Woodpecker
Swiss Miss-Fit
Niagara Fools


WOODY WOODPECKER AND FRIENDS VOL. 14

Kiddie League
Charlie's Mother-in-Law
The Bird Who Came to Dinner
Fish and Chips
Poop Deck Pirate
Pesky Pelican
A Fine Feathered Frenzy
Corny Concerto
Log Jammed
Hi-Seas Hi-Jacker
The Tee Bird
Sufferin' Cats
Billion Dollar Boner
Coming Out Party
Romp in a Swamp
Pest of Show


WOODY WOODPECKER AND FRIENDS VOL. 15

Square Shootin' Square
Plumber of Seville
Witch Crafty
Goose in the Rough
Bunco Busters
Case of the Red-Eyed Ruby
Bedtime Bedlam
Pigeon Patrol (edited)
Careless Caretaker
Half Baked Alaska
Guest Who?
Busman's Holiday
Tragic Magic
Chilly Chums
Foot Brawl
Room and Bored


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