6.6/10
65
2 user

The Woody Woodpecker Polka (1951)

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

Directors:

(uncredited), (uncredited) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

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

Director: Walter Lantz
Stars: Mel Blanc, Sara Berner, Margaret Hill-Talbot
Certificate: Passed Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 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
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Woody Woodpecker and Andy Panda give a piano performance for an audience of barnyard animals.

Director: Dick Lundy
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Directors: Walter Lantz, Don Patterson, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Mel Blanc, Ben Hardaway, Grace Stafford
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

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 »

Director: Dick Lundy
Stars: Mel Blanc, Ben Hardaway, Jack Mather
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

For her birthday, Andy presents his sweetheart, Miranda, with her usual present, candy and flowers. Miranda complains she wants something decent for her birthday like a fur coat...which ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Lundy
Stars: Eddie Marr, Grace Stafford, Walter Tetley
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Woody's home is beset by an invasion of voracious alien termites.

Director: Don Patterson
Stars: Dal McKennon, Grace Stafford
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

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 »

Director: Dick Lundy
Stars: Mel Blanc, Ben Hardaway, Jack Mather
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Woody Woodpecker and Andy Panda are two (unemployed) musicians who sit in their office without food sans one last bean that a mouse eats. Fortunately, there is a banquet going on down the ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Lundy
Stars: Mel Blanc, Ben Hardaway, Jack Mather
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Andy reads in the newspaper that dog catcher Wally Walrus is coming to collect $3.00 worth of dog tax from every dog owner. Being kind of a cheapskate, he hides his dog in the closet from ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Lundy
Stars: Jack Mather, Walter Tetley
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
The Starlighters ... Singers at Dance (voice)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 October 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Søren Spættes polka  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

The Woody Woodpecker Polka
Words and Music by Warren Foster, Tedd Pierce and Billy May
Performed by the Starlighters and the Universal Orchestra
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Woody Woodpecker and Wally Walrus at the barn dance
29 July 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. Have always loved Woody and Wally Walrus and 'The Woody Woodpecker Polka' is a strong example of why, again perfect proof of how well the two work together. Concept-wise it is a fairly familiar one and is pure fluff, but it is varied enough and far too entertaining to make that not matter.

Very funny and never obnoxious here (like him as a character but will admit that that trait has come through in some of his cartoons), Woody carries this cartoon very well. If you haven't seen him dressed up as a girl then you haven't lived. Wally is a great contrast, taking the butt of the laughs with ease but one does root for him too.

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 song, courtesy of the Starlighters, is a great catchy one too. The pacing can get pretty wild but never feels rushed, while the gags are never less than very amusing and are timed very well, the latter half as wild as the pacing humour-wise.

Overall, fantastic fun and what Woody Woodpecker is all about. 10/10 Bethany Cox


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial