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Square Shootin' Square (1955)

A western bank robber makes a getaway and hides his loot in a tree. Woody Woodpecker pops out of the tree with the bag containing the money. Woody takes off with the robber in close pursuit... See full summary »

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A western bank robber makes a getaway and hides his loot in a tree. Woody Woodpecker pops out of the tree with the bag containing the money. Woody takes off with the robber in close pursuit. The chase leads back to the town where the robber makes many attempts to retrieve the bag but is always outsmarted by Woody. A posse arrives on the scene and Woody delivers both the robber and the loot into the sheriff's hands. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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26 September 1955 (USA)  »

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Ladrão que Rouba Ladrão  »

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Woody Woodpecker and the western bank robber
10 August 2017 | by 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. He is a lot of fun here and is never obnoxious or a jerk. His personality is a little closer to the manic Woody, despite being more of a heroic figure than his trademark pest persona, than the toned down one he tended to be around this period and later. The bank robber is a good foil, suitably formidable but with good enough comic timing to pit off well against Woody.

My only real complaints are a couple of parts that could have done with more spark and being less typical and some very rushed-looking and not particularly appealing animation. Otherwise 'Square Shootin' Square' is a lot of fun, with an unoriginal admittedly concept that is executed actually with a vigorous pace and in a way that's chuckle worthy at least and exciting.

Music, on the other hand, is bouncy, energetic and very lushly orchestrated, not only synchronising and fitting with the action very well but enhancing it. The whole cartoon goes at a snappy pace, especially in the second half.

'Square Shootin' Square's' gags are always very amusing and never less than that, even with it being typical Woody Woodpecker which works for the character that this was made during a period where the formula was starting to get tired (though this is an exception in quality).

Grace Stafford does a great job voicing Woody and she doesn't get enough credit.

Altogether, a very nicely done cartoon. One of Paul J Smith's better Woody Woodpecker cartoons, saying this as there are a handful that are not very good. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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