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Andy Panda attempts to find out if he can catch a woodpecker by putting salt on its tail.

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Andy Panda asks Pop if you can really catch a bird by putting salt on its tail. Pop tells Andy not to bother him only to hear a knocking at the door. The "knocking" is really coming from a woodpecker pecking against their roof. Pop sets out to trap the bird but is no match for its screwiness. He uses a wind-up explosive decoy that the bird falls for but when it explodes, he just feels "betrayed!" After giving Pop a wild ride through the sky, Andy pours salt on his tail and traps it! Two ambulance attendants come to take the bird away but they too are just as looney! Written by Matt Yorston <george.y@ns.sympatico.ca>

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25 November 1940 (USA)  »

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Pica-Pau Ataca Novamente  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Woody Woodpecker makes his first appearance in this film. He doesn't have a name until his next film, Woody Woodpecker (1941). See more »

Goofs

The woodpecker's multiple pecks on Papa Panda's head includes one peck on his eyeball. Evidently the animators didn't intend it; otherwise Papa would have at least blinked. See more »

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[first lines]
Andy Panda: Daddy, can you really catch a bird by putting salt on his tail?
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Spoofed in Animaniacs: One Flew Over the Cuckoo Clock (1996) See more »

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Shave and a Haircut
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Performed by the woodpecker by pecking on the roof
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The Debut Of Woody Woodpecker
5 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

Woody Woodpecker's screen debut, as others have pointed out, was really an "Andy Panda" cartoon but Woody apparently made such a strong impression that he went on to be a animated movie star.

"Can you really catch a bird by putting salt on its tail? That's the question asked, and how we are introduced to WW. Little Andy had asked the question to his dad, who was busy reading the day's Racing Form (which was filled with puns. Take the time to freeze the picture and you'll get some laughs or groans.)

The rest is kind of juvenile but that had to be the intended audience, at least early on. Also, it's 1940 and humor - especially with cartoons, in my opinion - got much better - by the middle of the ''40s. Early Tom & Jerry cartoons, Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, etc., all didn't hit their prime until then.


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