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The Craft of Cartooning
23 April 2008 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

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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