MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 12,688 this week

Woody Woodpecker (1941)

7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 578 users  
Reviews: 5 user

The psychiatrist needs a psychiatrist after attempting to treat Woody Woodpecker.

Director:

(uncredited)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 104 titles
created 02 Mar 2012
 
list image
a list of 50 titles
created 10 Nov 2012
 
a list of 36 titles
created 13 Mar 2013
 
a list of 3953 titles
created 16 Mar 2013
 
a list of 160 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Woody Woodpecker" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Woody Woodpecker (1941)

Woody Woodpecker (1941) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Woody Woodpecker.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The bad guy buzzard has been taking out all the sheriffs. Woody rides into town and signs on as sheriff, and faces off with the buzzard.

Director: Dick Lundy
Stars: Heck Allen, Mel Blanc, Pinto Colvig
The New Tom & Jerry Show (1975–1977)
Animation | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The Hanna-Barbera-created Oscar-winning cat-and-mouse team of Tom & Jerry returned to TV in an hour-long stretch of new adventures. Here, T&J, after years of rivalry, have become the best ... See full summary »

Stars: Henry Corden, Kathy Gori, Don Messick
Family | Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Mickey, Donald, and Goofy are cleaning a large clock. Among the complications: Mickey fights a sleeping stork that doesn't want to leave, Donald gets tangled up in the main-spring, and Goofy is inside the bell when the clock strikes four.

Director: Ben Sharpsteen
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Clarence Nash, Walt Disney
Animation | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A Saturday morning series, collecting of some of the most popular classic cartoons from the Looney Tunes catalogue.

Stars: Mel Blanc, June Foray
Animation | Family | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Sylvester Cat, Tweety Bird, and Hector the Bulldog are the pets of Granny, a gingerly matron with a penchant for solving mysteries. Granny is a Jessica Fletcher-like traveling detective who... See full summary »

Stars: Frank Welker, Joe Alaskey, June Foray
Tom & Jerry Kids Show (1990–1994)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An updated version of the classic Tom & Jerry cartoons from 1940s/ 1950s. The 'kids' in these cartoons are far less violent than their parents were, but still find ways to cause plenty of ... See full summary »

Stars: Charles Adler, Pat Fraley, Teresa Ganzel
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Betty, Koko and Bimbo sell a weird concoction in their medicine show.

Director: Dave Fleischer
Stars: Billy Murray, Mae Questel
Popeye the Sailor (1960–2014)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A strong man fights for the love of his life.

Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Jackson Beck
Knock Knock (1940)
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Andy Panda attempts to find out if he can catch a woodpecker by putting salt on its tail.

Directors: Walter Lantz, Alex Lovy
Stars: Mel Blanc, Sara Berner, Bernice Hansen
Pantry Panic (1941)
Certificate: Passed Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Woody fails to go South for the winter, leaving him vulnerable to a starving cat. But the cat is just as vulnerable to a starving Woody.

Director: Walter Lantz
Stars: Mel Blanc, Sara Berner, Bernice Hansen
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An opera-singing Woody Woodpecker takes over a barbershop and harasses the customers.

Director: Shamus Culhane
Stars: Mel Blanc, Ben Hardaway, Kent Rogers
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

For a chance at free food at a barn dance, Woody dresses as a girl to fool ticket taker Wally Walrus.

Director: Walter Lantz
Stars: The Starlighters, Mel Blanc, Dal McKennon
Edit

Cast

Uncredited cast:
Sara Berner ...
Bird (voice) (uncredited)
...
Woody Woodpecker / Dr. Horace N. Buggy / Voice #2 (voice) (uncredited)
Margaret Hill-Talbot ...
Squirrel (voice) (uncredited)
Danny Webb ...
Owl (voice) (uncredited)
Edit

Storyline

Woody Woodpecker spends his day singing loudly and pecking holes in trees. He infuriates the other woodland creatures - when he isn't baffling them with his bizarre behavior. Woody overhears a squirrel and a group of birds gossiping about him. Even though he just sang a song proclaiming his craziness, he denies their whispered accusations that he's nuts. But after they trick him into knocking his head on a statue, the poor bird hears voices in his head and decides the animals might be right. He decides to see a doctor. But leave it to Woody to choose Dr. Horace N. Buggy, a Scottish-brogue-burring fox, who is, if it's impossible, even madder than he is. Written by J. Spurlin

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 July 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Cracked Nut  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

When Woody decides to see the psychiatrist his feet disappear for a few frames. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Woody Woodpecker: Guess who?
See more »


Soundtracks

Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair
(uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
Hummed by Mel Blanc
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Woody Takes the Lead
8 June 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Woody Woodpecker (1941)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

The title character makes his leading debut here. The film starts off in the woods as Woody is going around acting crazy as usual. The forest creatures bring up the fact that he's crazy so the screwy woodpecker goes to see a psychiatrist to see if he really is. This is a pretty good cartoon that has some funny moments but I think it's still a little less entertaining that some of the later entries in the series. It goes without saying but Mel Blanc does a wonderful job with the voice of Woody and that constant "pecking" is a terrific sound and really makes all of these shorts so memorable. I think a lot of credit should also be given to the supporting characters in the forest as well as the doctor. I think one of the best highlights is a simple joke as Woody not being able to say psychiatrist.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
WOODY WOODPECKER IS COMING TO DVD! LBSOfficial
this post is for whomever runs the board kernkei2000
Discuss Woody Woodpecker (1941) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?