MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 19,933 this week

The Hollywood Matador (1942)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Short, Comedy  |  9 February 1942 (USA)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 52 users  
Reviews: 2 user

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

Directors:

(uncredited) , (uncredited)

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) (as L.E. Elliot)
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 50 titles
created 10 Nov 2012
 
a list of 1001 titles
created 16 May 2013
 
a list of 1465 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Hollywood Matador (1942)

The Hollywood Matador (1942) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Hollywood Matador.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Screwball (1943)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A gate-crashing Woody Woodpecker sneaks in to see the game and winds up pitching and batting for one of the teams.

Director: Alex Lovy
Stars: Mel Blanc, Harold Peary, Kent Rogers
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A wolf in loan officer's clothing loans Woody Woodpecker one dollar. Thirty days later, poor Woody owes $366.50.

Director: Alex Lovy
Stars: Mel Blanc, Kent Rogers
The Beach Nut (1944)
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Woody Woodpecker torments Wally Walrus on the beach. Their conflict leads to the amusement pier where Woody disguises himself as a yogi.

Director: Shamus Culhane
Stars: Mel Blanc, Ben Hardaway, Jack Mather
Ski for Two (1944)
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Woody Woodpecker goes on a ski vacation at the Swiss Chard Lodge where Wally Walrus is the proprietor.

Director: Shamus Culhane
Stars: Mel Blanc, Ben Hardaway, Jack Mather
Ration Bored (1943)
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Woody Woodpecker tries to steal gasoline from a car, not realizing it belongs to a police officer.

Directors: Emery Hawkins, Milt Schaffer
Stars: Mel Blanc, Kent Rogers
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Woody and Wally share an apartment building. Woody's favorite pastime is playing golf... it's just a shame he plays inside the house instead of outside. Finally, Wally breaks his club and ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Lundy
Stars: Mel Blanc, Ben Hardaway, Jack Mather
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Woody Woodpecker and Andy Panda are two (unemployed) musicians who sit in their office without food sans one last bean that a mouse eats. Fortunately, there is a banquet going on down the ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Lundy
Stars: Mel Blanc, Ben Hardaway, Jack Mather
Certificate: Passed Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Woody reads in his newspaper that quail hunting season begins the next morning at 5 a.m. Not wanting to pass up quail hunting, he determines to get a good night's sleep but, of course, his ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Lundy
Stars: Mel Blanc, Ben Hardaway
Certificate: Passed Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

After a storm strands them on a deserted island, Woody Woodpecker and his wolf friend end up battling themselves in a quest to find food.

Director: Shamus Culhane
Stars: Mel Blanc, Ben Hardaway, Lionel Stander
Solid Ivory (1947)
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Woody is shooting pool at a farm house when one of his pool balls rolls into a nearby henhouse. He takes the ball back but must battle with the hen who thinks the woodpecker is taking one ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Lundy
Stars: Mel Blanc, Ben Hardaway
Certificate: Passed Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Driving down a U.S. highway, Woody passes a billboard which reminds him that he should renew his drivers' license. He heads to the department of motor vehicles and asks Officer Wally Walrus... See full summary »

Director: Shamus Culhane
Stars: Mel Blanc, Ben Hardaway, Jack Mather
Certificate: Passed Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Woody is offered a movie role providing he arrives at the studio at 9:00 a.m. and *must* wear a top hat. His sole hat is eaten by moths so he goes to Wally Walrus' hat store to purchase a ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Lundy
Stars: Mel Blanc, Ben Hardaway, Jack Mather
Edit

Cast

Uncredited cast:
...
Woody Woodpecker Laugh (voice) (archive sound) (uncredited)
Danny Webb ...
Woody Woodpecker / Bull (voice) (uncredited)
Edit

Storyline

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 <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 February 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Matador Spætte  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The first Woody Woodpecker cartoon to use Ben Hardaway as the voice of Woody instead of Mel Blanc, although a recording of Blanc's "ha-ha-ha-HA-ha" laugh was used in this and all following Woody cartoons until 1949. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Elevator Boy: Main floor, arena. Picadors, toreadors, matadors, troubadours, swinging doors and cuspidors. Stand back please and let him out.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
One Of The Better Bullfighting Cartoons
6 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Love those puns! Right off the bat, we are at a crowded stadium for the bullfights and the two posters/billboards outside read: "Today In Person: Woody The Terribull!" and "Woody Woodpecker For Whom The Bulls Toil."

The announcer starts off like he's doing a boxing match, introducing Woody at five pounds and the bull at 1,100.

The jokes aren't bad in here, better than some of the other WW cartoons I've seen. There is some original stuff which isn't easy since there were a number of cartoons which featured bullfighting.

Ben Hardaway takes over as the voice of Woody as Mel Blanc had just signed an "exclusive" contract over at Warner Brothers and couldn't be doing these anymore. Hardaway had been one of the writers of the WW cartoons, so now he had double duty. He handled it well and is the voice now that most folks remember when they think of this famous woodpecker.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Hollywood Matador (1942) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?