The Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection

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Overview

This reviewer was never a huge fan of the character Woody Woodpecker, but Universal has done such a good job with this set, that it was enjoyable nonetheless. The classic 1940's Walter Lantz cartoons look extraordinary, much of their Technicolor liuster restored for this appearance -- In addition to Woody Woodpecker, other characters featured include Andy Panda and Chilly Willy, plus a look at Lantz's early intersection with Walt Dasney, on Oswald The Rabbit -- the latter cartoons are in black-and-white, while ...
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Overview

This reviewer was never a huge fan of the character Woody Woodpecker, but Universal has done such a good job with this set, that it was enjoyable nonetheless. The classic 1940's Walter Lantz cartoons look extraordinary, much of their Technicolor liuster restored for this appearance -- In addition to Woody Woodpecker, other characters featured include Andy Panda and Chilly Willy, plus a look at Lantz's early intersection with Walt Dasney, on Oswald The Rabbit -- the latter cartoons are in black-and-white, while everything else intended for theatrical showing is in color. The Lantz cartoons of the 1940's were, in many ways, as loaded with satirical jab (and some overt racism in their images) as the classic Warner Bros. cartoons, perhaps a bit more heavyhanded in their humor but just as piercing in their way, and very funny at times. Each disc opens automatically to an easy-to-use multi-layered menu, each of which includes as a bonus feature one or more of the featurettes that Lantz prepared for the Woody Woodpecker television show of the late 1950's, when these cartoons were brought to television in an effort to compete with Disney's growing TV presence. There is also one theatrical newsreel, "Cartoon Mysteries," and a wraparound feature about Woody Woodpecker's origins.
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Special Features

Walter, Woody and the world of animation: discover the origins of Woody Woodpecker and his friends; Behind-the-scenes with Walter Lantz: six segments from the Woody Woodpecker Show tv series; The Woody Woodpecker Show tv episode: this special Halloween show features the original cartoon "Spook-a-Nanny"; Cartloonland mysteries: go behind the scenes as an Oswald and Lucky Rabbit cartoon is created
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/24/2007
  • UPC: 025195000802
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Digi-Pak / Slip Sleeve / Special Packaging / Pan & Scan
  • Language: English
  • Time: 8:55:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 14,307

Menu

Disc #1 -- The Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection
   Play All
   Cartoon Selection
      Knock Knock
      Woody Woodpecker
      The Screwdriver
      Pantry Panic
      The Hollywood Matador
      Ace in the Hole
      The Loan Stranger
      The Screwball
      The Dizzy Acrobat
      Ration Bored
      The Barber of Seville
      The Beach Nut
      Ski for Two
      Chew-Chew Baby
      Woody Dines Out
      Hells Heels
      Spooks
      Grandma's Pet
      Confidence
      King Klunk
      Merry Old Soul
      Toyland Premiere
      Hollywood Bowl
      Scrambled Eggs
      Hysterical Highspots in American History
   Bonus
      Walter, Woody and the World of Animation
      Cartoonland Mysteries
   Languages
      Spoken Languages
         English
      Subtitles
         English SDH
         Español
         Français
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Disc #2 -- The Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection
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   Cartoon Selection
      The Dippy Diplomat
      The Loose Nut
      Who's Cookin' Who?
      Bathing Buddies
      The Reckless Driver
      Fair Weather Friends
      Musical Moments From Chopin
      Smoked Hams
      The Coo-Coo Bird
      Well Oiled
      Solid Ivory
      Woody the Giant Killer
      The Mad Hatter
      Banquet Busters
      Wacky-Bye Baby
      Life Begins for Andy Panda
      Fish Fry
      Apple Andy
      The Bandmaster
      Scrappy Birthday
      $21 a Day (Once a Month)
      Pass the Biscuits, Mirandy!
      The Greatest Man in Siam
      Abou Ben Boogie
      The Pied Piper of Basin Street
   Bonus
      Play All
      The Origin of Woody Woodpecker (Episode #1)
      Drawing Woody and Andy (Episode #5)
      Creating the Stories (Episode #6)
      Animating Woody (Episode 8)
      The Development of Woody (Episode #9)
      Directing Animated Cartoons (Episode #10)
   Languages
      Spoken Languages
         English
      Subtitles
         English SDH
         Español
         Français
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Disc #3 -- The Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection
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   Cartoon Selection
      Wet Blanket Policy
      Wild and Woody
      Drooler's Delight
      Puny Express
      Sleep Happy
      Wicket Wacky
      Slingshot 6 7/8
      The Redwood Sap
      The Woody Woodpecker Polka
      Destination Meatball
      Born to Peck
      Stage Hoax
      Woodpecker in the Rough
      Scalp Treatment
      The Great Sho-Doof-It
      Chilly Willy
      I'm Cold
      The Legend of Rockabye Point
      Hot and Cold Penguin
      Room and Wrath
      Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company 'B'
      Mother Goose on the Loose
      Pigeon Patrol
      Crazy Mixed up Pup
      Sh-h-h-h-h-h
   Bonus
      The Woody Woodpecker Show Halloween Episode
   Languages
      Spoken Languages
         English
      Subtitles
         English SDH
         Español
         Français
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    They Can Even Be Admired On The Big Screen!

    Even though they first came out in cinemas before the advancement of
    television in the 1950's, Woody Woodpecker And Friends could still be
    enjoyed on the big screen, especially in revival cinemas and presented
    by the best film institutes in the world (including The British Film
    Institute). In this day and age, we can get ourselves the priviliged
    opportunity to see them on the big screen on a regular basis again for
    today's audiences, and you--the film audiences--will be more delighted
    and impressed on how they will look on the big screen in their own
    original, uncut, complete and restored format.
    We will not only laugh and cheer for Woody Woodpecker And Friends
    when they are on the big screen, but other great cartoon characters
    including Felix The Cat, Koko The Clown, Oswald The Rabbit, Those
    classy cartoon musicals from the 1930's and 1940's (including those
    Merrie Melodies and Silly Simphonies cartoons), Mighty Mouse, Mr. Magoo, and even
    the Looney Tunes cartoon chractors (like Bugs Bunny and Porky Pig).
    What will make those cartoon heroes even more thrilling and dynamtic
    is to have them shown in IMAX cinemas for official festival showings
    on a regular basis, which will draw in more additional crowds and
    give them greater immortality on the big screen for today's cinema
    audiences. So let's give Woody Woodpecker and the other cartoon
    legends from the 1920's to the early-1970's a brighter outlooi, that
    way their timeless legacy will be even brighter and restored to 100%
    perfetion.

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