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Fair Weather Fiends (1946)

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.

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Woody Woodpecker and his pal, Wolfie Wolf, are cruising on a yacht and, since both are hearty eaters, a heavy emphasis has been placed on making sure there are plenty of food provisions, for both, on the ship. Buy an ocean-cyclone sinks the yacht and Woody and Wolfie are washed upon a deserted desert island, and it isn't long before each begins contemplating eating the other. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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18 November 1946 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Wolf: Boy, am I hungry.
Woody Woodpecker: You're hungry? Look at me.
[shows off skeleton]
Woody Woodpecker: I'm just skin and bones.
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Castaway Woody
17 July 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Was very fond of Woody Woodpecker and his cartoons as a child. Still get much enjoyment out of them now as a young adult, even if there are more interesting in personality cartoon characters and better overall cartoons.

That is in no way knocking Woody, because many of his cartoons are a lot of fun to watch and more and also still like him a lot as a character. Found myself relating to him and the wolf character more considering their situation, more so than some of his previous efforts with Wally Walrus. 'Fair Weather Fiends' is lacking in the originality factor but more than makes up for it in entertainment value and character interplay.

While there may be cartoon characters with slightly more interesting personalities, Woody is still at his best funny with a commanding presence, he isn't as much of a jerk here. The wolf character is fun and has great interplay with Woody.

As ever, the animation is great. The characters are well drawn, but even better are the rich colours, meticulously detailed backgrounds and smooth backgrounds.

Music is another strength here. It's characterful, lushly orchestrated and is not only dynamic with the action it even enhances it. The writing is amusing and chuckle-worthy enough and the gags are well-timed.

Voice acting is solid.

In conclusion, highly enjoyable and no this is not nostalgia talking. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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