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The Barber Of Seville (1944) – Woody Woodpecker Cartoon Series

The Barber Of Seville

The Barber Of Seville

CotD: The first Woody Woodpecker cartoon directed by James (Shamus) Culhane, “The Barber Of Seville” was also the first to use the famous opening where Woody pops out of a tree stump, animated by Emery Hawkins.

The Barber Of Seville (1944) – Woody Woodpecker Cartoon Series

While Tony Figaro is out to get his physical, Woody Woodpecker heckles the customers in the Seville Barbershop. Woody stands outside the shop looking at the ads and wants a “victory haircut.”

Woody goes to the shop, but the barber isn’t there. Woody decides to take over the operation of the barber shop.

The first customer is an Indian who gets a scalping, followed by a tough workman who wishes that he had never run into Woody. All of this frantic cartoon features Woody singing the “Largo al Factotum” (“The Shaving Song“) from “The Barber of Seville,” by Giacomo Rossini.

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Drooler’s Delight (1949) – Woody Woodpecker Theatrical Cartoon Serie

Drooler's Delight

Drooler's Delight

CotD: Ben Hardaway last voiced Woody Woodpecker in “Drooler’s Delight; Grace Stafford would voice the rest of the Woody shorts produced by her husband Walter Lantz.

Drooler’s Delight (1949) – Woody Woodpecker Theatrical Cartoon Series

Woody Woodpecker, suffering from heat and commercials, plans to spend his last quarter to cool off with a “super-duper delight ice cream soda,” the “Drooler’s Delight,” but con man Buzz Buzzard has other ideas. Woody finds that he must outsmart Buzz on his way to the fountain.

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The Dippy Diplomat (1945) – Woody Woodpecker Theatrical Cartoon

The Dippy Diplomat (1945) - Woody Woodpecker

The Dippy Diplomat (1945) - Woody Woodpecker

CotD: Woody Woodpecker and Wally Walrus mix it up (WAY up!) in 1945′s “The Dippy Diplomat” Watch this classic today ~

The Dippy Diplomat (1945) – Woody Woodpecker Theatrical Cartoon Series

Woody Woodpecker’s sleeping in the arms of a statue in the city park, dreaming of a big, juicy steak. Across the street from the park lives Wally Walrus, who’s preparing to entertain famous Russian ambassador Ivan Awfulitch.

Wally starts to barbecue some steaks, and the aroma from the sizzling meat wafts its way across the street into Woody’s nostrils, picks Woody up, and carries him to the fence surrounding Wally’s patio. Woody wakes up and, peeking through a hole in the fence, sees a table loaded with food. Woody reaches through the hole and helps himself to several ears of corn before Wally, who’s a little slow to realize what’s happening, nails a board over the hole.

Woody then tosses a ping-pong ball into the hard-boiled eggs, and he rushes in and asks permission from Wally to retrieve his ball. Before he can find his ball, Woody eats every egg in the bowl. Wally picks Woody up and throws him into the newspaper rack in the street corner. Woody glances at the papers and reads about the dinner party for the ambassador. He disguises himself as the ambassador, rents a limousine, and drive up to Wally’s house.

Woody heads for the steaks without delay, but he gets too close to the barbecue, and he burns his beard. The disguise is ruined, but even so, Woody manages to make off with a carload of food.

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