At his wife's suggestion , the sight of the bird pecking holes in their roof , was to inspire him to create a character that defined his career and his cartoon legacy : a crazy , brightly hued bird called Woody Woodpecker ( principally ...
Author: Jeff Lenburg
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Looks at the lives and careers of more than three hundred animators.
Woody Woodpecker is the only woodpecker that many people know. Woody appeared for the first time in 1940 in a cartoon entitled 'Knock Knock', which centred on the established character Andy Panda and his father being harassed by a wacky ...
Author: Gerard Gorman
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Woodpeckers are among the most remarkable birds in the avian world, having evolved a unique anatomy that enables them to peck and bore into solid timber both to find food and to create nesting cavities. The birds are key indicators of forest health and perform an important ecological role, providing holes that many other animals use. Woodpeckers have been considered symbols of fertility, security, strength, power, prophecy, magic, rhythm, medicine, and carpentry, and have been esteemed across cultures as the guardians of woodlands, tree surgeons, fire-bringers, weather forecasters, and boat-builders. In this charming volume, avian expert Gerard Gorman delves into the natural and cultural history of woodpeckers, exploring their origins and habitats and the ways they have fascinated humankind throughout history. Gorman finds woodpeckers everywhere—from ancient Babylon, Greece, and Rome, to the jungles of Amazonia and Borneo, to our modern-day Woody Woodpecker cartoon. Richly illustrated with images from both nature and culture, Woodpecker will appeal to everyone who is interested in these extraordinary birds.
452 The Cracked Nut Woody Woodpecker 1947—1953, Cartoon number reassigned This was the first official “Woody Woodpecker” cartoon. The theatrical title, appropriately enough, was Woody Woodpecker(Universal, 1941).
Author: Scott MacGillivray
Category: Performing Arts
Do you remember the first movie you ever owned? It was probably a product of Castle Films. Before home video, Castle Films made every living room a screening room. For four decades the 16mm and 8mm film products of Castle Films were sold in every department store and hobby shop. Castle had big-screen movies for everybody: comedies with Abbott & Costello, The Marx Brothers, and W. C. Fields monster movies with Frankenstein, Dracula, and the Wolfman cartoons with Woody Woodpecker, Chilly Willy, and Mighty Mouse westerns with Clint Eastwood, John Wayne, and James Stewart travelogues of the world's picturesque places newsreels of major headline stories musicals with top singers and bandleaders. Collectors have always wanted a reference book detailing the total output of Castle Films. Here it is. Castle Films: A Hobbyist's Guide is a complete filmography of every title printed between 1937 and 1977. For handy reference, there are separate indexes by title, subject, and serial number, a listing of Castle's color film releases, and a special section "decoding" Castle's various pseudonym titles and disclosing the "true identities" of many films. Castle Films: A Hobbyist's Guide is a fascinating, nostalgic look at one of the pioneers of home entertainment.
04 .2WAHT 32712 WOODY WOODPECKER 5259 Andy Panda “ Catching the Ball ” Original Preliminary Animation Art ( Walter Lantz Productions , circa 1940 ) . The Walter Lantz Studio scored a big hit in 1939 with the introduction of Andy Panda ...
He provided the magazine 10 pictures showing Woody Woodpecker doing things he could not do on the screen in an article titled "Thou Shall Not, Mr. Woodpecker." The captions under the pictures noted the things that Woody could not do: ...
Author: Karl F. Cohen
Category: Performing Arts
Tweety Bird was colored yellow because censors felt the original pink made the bird look nude. Betty Boop’s dress was lengthened so that her garter didn’t show. And in recent years, a segment of Mighty Mouse was dropped after protest groups claimed the mouse was actually sniffing cocaine, not flower petals. These changes and many others like them have been demanded by official censors or organized groups before the cartoons could be shown in theaters or on television. How the slightly risqué gags in some silent cartoons were replaced by rigid standards in the sound film era is the first misadventure covered in this history of censorship in the animation industry. The perpetuation of racial stereotypes in many early cartoons is examined, as are the studios’ efforts to stop producing such animation. This is followed by a look at many of the uncensored cartoons, such as Lenny Bruce’s Thank You Mask Man and Ralph Bakshi’s Fritz the Cat. The censorship of television cartoons is next covered, from the changes made in theatrical releases shown on television to the different standards that apply to small screen animation. The final chapter discusses the many animators who were blacklisted from the industry in the 1950s for alleged sympathies to the Communist Party.
4058 Woody Woodpecker Wall Clock with Box (Columbia Time Products, 1959). It's fun time! A fine Woody Woodpecker Pendulum Action Wall Clock in the original box.The box has a slight bit of shelf wear, but the colors are sensational and ...
Dinky Pinky _Stan Freberg Woody Woodpecker And The Lost Monkey _Mel Blanc •.--3161 Snowbound Tweety _ Mel Blanc . • . NEW LOW All Bozo -Approved Single Record Albums Capitol's Greatest Children's Albums on EXTENDED PLAY.
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Woody Woodpecker's KidZone contains rides and attractions sure to please the littlest members of your party. If you're traveling with young children, plan to spend plenty of time here. Highlights include the following: A Day in the Park ...
1593 Woody Dines Out (May 4, ¡945) Dir: James Culhane; Walter Lantz; Woody Woodpecker; Woody mistakes a taxidermist's shop for a restaurant; Voice—Ben Hardaway (Woody). 1594 Woody the Giant Killer (December ¡5, ¡947) Dir: Dick Lundy; ...
Author: Douglas L. McCall
Category: Performing Arts
This work covers ninety years of animation from James Stuart Blackton’s 1906 short Humorous Phases of Funny Faces, in which astonished viewers saw a hand draw faces that moved and changed, to Anastasia, Don Bluth’s 1997 feature-length challenge to the Walt Disney animation empire. Readers will come across such characters as the Animaniacs, Woody Woodpecker, Will Vinton’s inventive Claymation figures (including Mark Twain as well as the California Raisins), and the Beatles trying to save the happy kingdom of Pepperland from the Blue Meanies in Yellow Submarine (1968). Part One covers 180 animated feature films. Part Two identifies feature films that have animation sequences and provides details thereof. Part Three covers over 1,500 animated shorts. All entries offer basic data, credits, brief synopsis, production information, and notes where available. An appendix covers the major animation studios.
In the 1950s, arguably the world's most recognisable picid appeared on TV screens in the USA and then across the globe in the The Woody Woodpecker Show. Today Woody even has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Author: Gerard Gorman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Woodpeckers are fascinating birds, filling our forests with their unmistakable drumming, and capturing our imaginations with their incredible ability to drill holes in trees and their bright, colourful plumage. Three species of woodpecker are resident in the UK: the Green Woodpecker, often seen on lawns and in fields; the Great Spotted Woodpecker, a frequent visitor at garden bird-feeders; and the tiny Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, sadly now in decline. The Wryneck – which twists its neck 'like a snake' when threatened – also passes through the UK on its yearly migration and has captivated people throughout the ages. Gerard Gorman provides a close-up look at the lives of these birds, from their anatomy, diet and nesting habits to their iconic drumming behaviour. He also explores the relationship that humans have enjoyed with woodpeckers for centuries, in folklore, myth and conservation, and gives tips on how to observe these wonderful birds in the wild. The Spotlight series introduces readers to the lives and behaviour of our favourite animals with eye-catching colour photographs and informative expert text.