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 ... See full summary »
While travelling along a woodland highway, Woody's car runs out of gas. He intends to get some more by siphoning some from a nearby car, not realizing the car belongs to policeman Wally ... See full summary »
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 »
Wally Walrus is a day sleeper and requires daily rest while his neighbor in the adjacent apartment, Woody Woodpecker, is a night sleeper who does his chores during the day. Needless to say,... See full summary »
A thoroughly thirsty Woody Woodpecker overhears a radio advertisement for the "Drooler's Delight" ice cream soda. Armed with his only quarter, he heads to the malt shop to relieve his ... See full summary »
This is, I believe, the best Woody Woodpecker of the 1950s, and I lay the responsibility for this squarely at the feet of the writers, Michael Maltese, taking a break from working a Termite terrace and on his way, eventually, to Hanna Barberra where he would end his career, and Homer Brightman, who spent most of his career working for Walter Lantz. Maltese brings to the script the perfect cartoon logic and timing of gag structure that was developed and raised to its highest pitch at Warner' -- this is not to denigrate the Lantz cartoons, which were often excellent, but their cartoon universe was a different one than Termite Terrace's -- and Brightman brings his own knowledge of Woody's psychology.
As for director Paul Smith, he does a competent job, as always, but he never seemed to show much flair of his own. His talents were up to this task, and thats all any one can ask.
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