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The Barber of Seville (1944)

An opera-singing Woody Woodpecker takes over a barbershop and harasses the customers.

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Cast

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Woody Woodpecker (voice) (archive sound) (uncredited)
Ben Hardaway ...
Woody Woodpecker (voice) (uncredited)
Kent Rogers ...
Woody Woodpecker (voice) (uncredited)
Lee Sweetland ...
Woody Woodpecker Singing Voice (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Woody is standing outside the Seville Barber Shop looking at the ads. Wanting a "victory haircut", he decides to enter the shop only to find the owner has stepped out for a physical. Woody decides to cut his own hair ("I cut my own teeth") but unfortunately is mistaken for the owner when two other customers enter, one an Indian who wants a quick shampoo and the other, a construction worker who wants "the whole works" and, unfortunately, gets it. Written by Matt Yorston <george.y@ns.sympatico.ca>

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Release Date:

22 April 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Barbeiro de Sevilha  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first cartoon to feature Ben Hardaway as the voice of Woody Woodpecker. See more »

Goofs

While preparing the hot towels, Woody fills the sink using the right tap--which is almost always used for cold water. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Woody Woodpecker: [reading] See-villy barbershop. Tony Fig-a-roo... Figaro. Prop.
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Soundtracks

The Barber of Seville Overture
(uncredited)
Music by Gioachino Rossini
Libretto by Cesare Sterbini
Sung by Woody Woodpecker
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A Barber Shop Nightmare
1 January 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Like Bugs Bunny, Woody Woodpecker is unflappable. He steps into places and dominates. In this case, the barber, Figaro, has gone to get his army physical. It's well into the U.S. participation in World War II, so able bodied men would be leaving for war. Anyway, Woody decides to take over for the barber. There is the racist treatment of a stereotypical movie Indian. Then he cuts the hair of a construction worker. He literally terrorizes those he treats. Woody's manic being is so crazy, that I, as a viewer, see him as a true danger. This is borne out. We do get to hear Woody sing the frantic aria in that awful reedy voice. Still, Walter Lantz deserves a bit of animation credit.


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