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Woody is offered a movie role providing he arrives at the studio at 9:00 a.m. and *must* wear a top hat. His sole hat is eaten by moths so he goes to Wally Walrus' hat store to purchase a new one (and, for once, does not give Wally a hard time). After a few attempts to get the hat to fit Woody's head, he buys the hat but it blows away landing on a goose in a meadow. After tussling with the goose, he gets his head back but loses his job at the studio anyway. Frustrated, he takes his loss out on "the girl of his dreams". Written by Matt Yorston <george.y@ns.sympatico.ca>

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Hat trouble with Woody Woodpecker
19 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. Always have gotten much enjoyment out of Woody and Wally Walrus' cartoons and their chemistry together. 'The Mad Hatter' is not one of their best, but is still colourful and entertaining with Woody and Wally's interplay and some well-executed gags compensating for a story that is rather formulaic and occasionally improbable (even for a cartoon).

While there are more interesting characters, Woody is an amusing character and never too obnoxious. His interplay with Wally is truly inspired, while Wally is incredibly funny here especially in the latter parts.

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 and often hilarious. The ending is brilliant, one of the funniest in a Woody/Wally cartoon.

Voice acting as usual is solid.

Overall, colourful and entertaining outing with Woody and Wally. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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