When Woody undertips in a posh restaurant, the waiters immediately throw him out on his ear. Tired of his petty lifestyle, he notices an ad in the paper for a rich woman with a big mansion ... 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 »
After Woody is thrown out of a city park for being a vagrant, Woody deems himself "an outcast" and decides he needs to advance his living conditions. He reads in the newspaper that ... See full summary »
Woody is driving down the city street singing a "screwy" driving song. Used car owner Buzz Buzzard tries to interest Woody in buying a new car (after sabotaging the one he has, natch). He ... See full summary »
Woody and Wally share an apartment building. Woody's favorite pastime is playing golf... it's just a shame he plays inside the house instead of outside. Finally, Wally breaks his club and ... See full summary »
Woody Woodpecker is in the Foreign Legion, where he and his commander are guarding a dancing girl. A neighboring sheik wants her for his harem, and he kidnaps her. Woody goes to the sheik's... See full summary »
Woody Woodpecker, Buzz Buzzard and the shooting contest
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. 'Slingshot 6 7/8' is another Woody Woodpecker/Buzz Buzzard effort, and it's a pretty good one. They've done better, this is not one of their funniest or freshest with a rather typical concept with not much new. While Buzz does work well with Woody, Woody to me works better with Wally who has a stronger personality and the contrast is greater.
However, while there are more interesting characters, Woody is an amusing character and never too obnoxious, while Buzz is a good foil. As said, they do work well together if lacking in inspiration.
As ever, the animation is very good. 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 gags are amusing and well timed if never quite hilarious, as to be expected from Woody Woodpecker the ending is suitably wild.
In conclusion, good cartoon if typical and not Woody at his funniest. 7/10 Bethany Cox
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