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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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