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The Hollywood Matador (1942)

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Woody Woodpecker is a crazy matador fighting a terrifying bull named Oxnar the Terrible.


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Uncredited cast:
Woody Woodpecker Laugh (voice) (archive sound) (uncredited)
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Woody Woodpecker / Bull (voice) (uncredited)


The bull is watching through a knothole as the great bullfighter, Woody Woodpecker, is showing off for the spectators. Unable to take it no longer the bull dashes into the arena and charges Woody so hard that he makes a shambles of the stadium. Woody, as always, equal to the task at hand is soon serving bull-burgers to the crowd. Written by Les Adams <>

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Release Date:

9 February 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Matador Spætte  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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One of the posters outside the bullring says, "For Whom the Bulls Toil," a reference to Ernest Hemingway's 1940 novel, "For Whom the Bell Tolls." The title, in turn, comes from a line of prose by John Donne. See more »


[first lines]
Elevator Boy: Main floor, arena. Picadors, toreadors, matadors, troubadours, swinging doors and cuspidors. Stand back please and let him out.
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Fair Woody Short
8 June 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Hollywood Matador, The (1942)

** (out of 4)

Woody Woodpecker plays the matador who must battle a 1100-pound bull and teach him who the boss is. I must admit that I've never been a big fan of any type of bullfighting cartoon. It's not that I'm against the sport but often times I find the comedy to be very limited and more often than not the jokes are just repeated from film to film. That trend continues with this entry as we get all the typical jokes including Woody constantly picking at the bull as well as turning him into hamburgers at the end. The one joke that I thought worked well is when the bull goes speeding past Woody who takes out a pen and marks out various parts of the book from the hamburger to the t-bone. This certainly isn't a bad film but it's not one of the better entries in the series.

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