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The Dippy Diplomat (1945)

A newspaper announces that Ivan Awfulitch, the famous ambassador, is due to have a barbecue with local resident Wally Walrus. Unfortunately, while Wally is preparing the barbecue, the scent... See full summary »

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A newspaper announces that Ivan Awfulitch, the famous ambassador, is due to have a barbecue with local resident Wally Walrus. Unfortunately, while Wally is preparing the barbecue, the scent of the steaks he is cooking attracts an unwelcome guest in the form of Woody Woodpecker. He steals some of the food through a knothole in the fence then uses a bow and arrow to get the rest. Wally throws him out but when Woody hears of the visitor he is expecting, he dresses as Awfulitch himself and finally gets the remainder of Wally's food. Written by Matt Yorston <george.y@ns.sympatico.ca>

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27 August 1945 (USA)  »

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O Famoso Diplomata  »

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Enjoyable and silly.
8 May 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This cartoon begins with a newspaper article saying that the Russian Ambassodor, Ivan Awfulitch, is going to a barbecue at Wally Walrus' house. Next you see Wally preparing a huge spread--and soon Woody Woodpecker comes to mooch. However, Woody isn't content to take a little and soon he ends up stealing everything.

The quality of this cartoon is clearly inferior to the stuff coming from Looney Tunes at the time. While the style is pretty similar (with a smart-alec animal outwitting another), the art style is more rubbery and lower quality. The backgrounds are also cheaper looking. Additionally, the gags are decent but not quite up to the Looney Tune standards of the day. Well worth watching but second-rate.

By the way, the gag where you see Woody sleeping in the arms of a statue is lifted from Chaplin's "City Lights".


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