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The Hollywood Matador (1942)

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)
Danny Webb ...
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 <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Release Date:

9 February 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Matador Spætte  »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The sign over the bullring entrance reads: "Thru these portals pass the most beautiful bulls in the world." The sign is spoof of a similar message over the doors of the Earl Carroll Theatre. There were two theaters by that name: one in New York City and one in Hollywood. Both had the same sign: "Through these portals pass the most beautiful girls in the world." 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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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.

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