The complete list of Walter Lantz animated shorts, with the MPAA numbers.



Series Film Notes
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Race Riot The first Oswald short produced by Walter Lantz.
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Oil's Well
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Permanent Wave
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Cold Turkey Lost cartoon. Oswald speaks for the first time. Many speculate that Oswald was voiced by Bill Nolan.
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Pussy Willie Lost cartoon.
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Amature Nite
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Hurdy Gurdy
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Snow Use
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Nutty Notes An Italian copy of the cartoon exists.
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Ozzie of the Circus Lost cartoon.


Series Film Notes
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Kounty Fair Exists only as a silent print.
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Chilly Con Carmen
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Kisses and Kurses Lost cartoon.
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Broadway Folly
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Bowery Bimbos An Italian print of the cartoon exists. The Audio Track also survives.
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit The Hash Shop
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit The Prison Panic
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Tramping Tramps
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Hot for Hollywood Exists as a silent print. Vitaphone disc of the soundtrack was found in 2005.
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Hells Heels
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit My Pal Paul Produced to promote the 1930 Universal Studios feature film King of Jazz. Paul Whiteman is caricatured.
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Not So Quiet
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Spooks
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Cold Feet A drawing made by the animators attributed to this short shows Oswald playing a radiator like an accordion. This idea never made it to the final cartoon.
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Snappy Salesman Possibly a withheld 1929 entry.
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Henpecked
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit The Singing Sap The first cartoon on which Tex Avery was credited as an animator (as Fred Avery)[1]
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit The Detective
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit The Fowl Ball
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit The Navy Oswald wears shoes for the first time.
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Mexico Soundtrack found in 2013.
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Africa
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Alaska
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Mars


Series Film Notes
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit China
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit College
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Shipwreck Oswald wears gloves for the first time.
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit The Farmer
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit The Fireman
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Sunny South
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Country School Soundtrack found in 2015
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit The Bandmaster
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Northwoods
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit The Stone Age
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Radio Rhythm
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Kentucky Belles
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Hot Feet
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit The Hunter Oswald wears a shirt for the first time.
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Wonderland
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit The Hare Mail
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit The Fisherman
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit The Clown


Series Film Notes
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Grandma's Pet
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Mechanical Man In the public domain.
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Wins Out
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Beau and Arrows
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Making Good In the public domain.
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Let's Eat
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit The Winged Horse
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Cat Nipped
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit A Wet Knight
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Jungle Jumble
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Day Nurse
Pooch the Pup The Athlete The First Cartoon of The Pooch The Pup series.
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit The Busy Barber A remake of the silent 1929 Oswald cartoon Yanky Clippers.
Pooch the Pup The Butcher Boy
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Carnival Capers
Pooch the Pup The Crowd Snores
Pooch The Pup The Under Dog
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Wild and Woolly
Pooch The Pup Cats and Dogs
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Teacher's Pests


Series Film Notes
Pooch the Pup Merry Dog
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit The Plumber In the public domain.
Pooch The Pup The Terrible Troubadour
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit The Shriek The cartoon is a parody of The Sheik, a 1921 Paramount film.
Pooch The Pup The Lumber Champ
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Going to Blazes
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Beau Best
Pooch The Pup Nature's Workshop
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Ham and Eggs
Pooch The Pup Pin Feathers The First Appearance of the newer design of Pooch the Pup.
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Confidence President Franklin D. Roosevelt is caricatured.
Pooch The Pup Hot and Cold
Pooch The Pup King Klunk Based off the 1933 film, King Kong.
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Five and Dime Celebrities caricatured in this short include: Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy, and Jimmy Durante.
Pooch The Pup She Done Him Right The Final Pooch the Pup cartoon.
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit The Zoo
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit The Merry Old Soul Among those that appear in the film are the band leader Paul Whiteman, "singer" Roscoe Ates, Mae Wes, Harold Lloyd, and Zasu Pitts.
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Parking Space


Series Film Notes
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Chicken Reel
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit The Candy House
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit The County Fair
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit The Toy Shoppe In 1984, Fred Ladd and Entercolor Technologies Corp. colorized this cartoon as a test for Universal. The studio rejected this and all future plans for colorizing black and white Lantz cartoons.[2]
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Kings Up
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Wolf! Wolf!
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit The Ginger Bread Boy The story within the cartoon is based on "The Gingerbread Man," a fairy tale published in 1875.
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Goldielocks and the Three Bears
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Annie Moved Away
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Wax Works
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit William Tell
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Chris Columbus, Jr.
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit The Dizzy Dwarf
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Ye Happy Pilgrims
Cartune Classic Jolly Little Elves
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Sky Larks
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Spring in the Park
Cartune Classic Toyland Premiere Oswald appears in the short.


Series Film Notes
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Robinson Crusoe Isle
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit The Hillbilly
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Two Little Lambs
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Do a Good Deed
Cartune Classic Candy Land
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Elmer the Great Dane The first appearance of Oswald's first dog, Elmer the Great Dane.
Cartune Classic Springtime Serenade Lyrics by Walter Lantz. Oswald appears in the short.
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Town Hall Follies The storyline was reworked by Avery ten years later in MGM's Wild and Woolfy (this time set in the Wild West) featuring Droopy.
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit At Your Service
Cartune Classic Three Lazy Mice
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Bronco Buster
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Amateur Broadcast
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit The Quail Hunt In the public domain.
Cartune Classic Fox and the Rabbit The Final Cartune Classic short.
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Monkey Wretches The final appearance of Oswald in his original design, the first appearance of Meany, Miny and Moe (who were supporting characters). their popularity led to their development into a series of their own for Universal.
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Case of the Lost Sheep The first cartoon to feature the white Oswald, a concept by Manuel Moreno. Despite retaining the name, this later version of Oswald looks like a completely different character.
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Doctor Oswald From this point onward, the character is referred to as "Oswald Rabbit" instead of "Oswald the Lucky Rabbit" in the title cards.


Series Film Notes
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Soft Ball Game
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Alaska Sweepstakes
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Slumberland Express
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Beauty Shoppe
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit The Barnyard Five
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Fun House
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Farming Fools
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Battle Royal
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Music Hath Charms
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Kiddie Revue
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Beach Combers In the public domain.
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Night Life of the Bugs The title parodies that of the 1935 Universal feature film "Night Life of the Gods."
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Puppet Show
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit The Unpopular Mechanic
Meany, Miny, and Moe Turkey Dinner The First Meany, Miny, and Moe cartoon.
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Gopher Trouble
Meany, Miny, and Moe Knights for a Day


Series Film Notes
Meany, Miny, and Moe The Golfers
Meany, Miny, and Moe House of Magic In the public domain.
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Everybody Sing The first Oswald cartoon to feature the more streamlined, slimmer variation of Manuel Moreno's Oswald.
Meany, Miny, and Moe The Big Race
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Duck Hunt
Meany, Miny and Moe The Lumber Camp
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit The Birthday Party This cartoon celebrates the 10th anniversary of Oswald.
Meany, Miny and Moe The Steel Workers
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Trailer Thrills
Meany, Miny, and Moe The Stevedores
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit The Wily Weasel The First appearance of Oswald's second dog, Doxie Dachshund.
Meany, Miny, and Moe The Country Store
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit The Playful Pup Cartoon found in 2017.
Meany, Miny and Moe Fireman's Picnic Oswald and Elmer appear as a cameo in the short.
Meany, Miny and Moe The Rest Resort
Meany, Miny and Moe Ostrich Feathers
Meany, Miny and Moe The Air Express The Final Meany, Miny, and Moe cartoon.
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Lovesick
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Keeper of the Lions The first appearance of The Dumb Cluck.
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit The Mechanical Handy Man
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Football Fever
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit The Mysterious Jug
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit The Dumb Cluck The cartoon mainly focuses on the character, The Dumb Cluck.


Series Film Notes
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit The Lamp Lighter
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Man Hunt
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Yokel Boy Makes Good The First appearance of Snuffy Skunk, The final appearance of The Dumb Cluck.
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Trade Mice
Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Feed the Kitty The final cartoon in the Oswald series. Oswald appears in two further shorts, Happy Scouts and The Egg Cracker Suite.

Alex Lovy's directorial debut.

New Universal Nellie the Sewing Machine Girl (or Honest Hearts & Willing Hands) The First of the New Universal Cartoons.
New Universal Tail End Features Elmer and Doxie Dachshund.
New Universal Problem Child Features Elmer The Great Dane.
New Universal Movie Phoney News This "cheater" cartoon features no new animated segments and, with the exception of the soundtrack and the newsreel-esque intertitles, is comprised entirely of footage from the following Lantz releases: The Hillbilly (1935), Monkey Wretches (1935), Soft Ball Game (1936), Alaska Sweepstakes (1936), The Barnyard Five (1936), Music Hath Charms (1936), House of Magic (1937), and The Big Race (1937).
New Universal Nellie the Indian Chief's Daughter
New Universal Happy Scouts The First appearance of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit since Feed the Kitty, he would appear later fully in The Egg Cracker Suite (1943), and also as a cameo in Snuffy's Party (1939), Well Oiled, (1947) and The Woody Woodpecker Polka (1951).
New Universal Cheese-Nappers The First Appearance of Baby-Face Mouse.
New Universal Voodoo in Harlem
New Universal Silly Seals
New Universal Barnyard Romeo
New Universal Queen's Kittens
New Universal The Big Cat and the Little Mousie Features Baby-Face Mouse.
New Universal Ghost Town Frolics The first appearances of Jock and Jill, the Simple Simeons. Jock would appear alone in two more shorts: The Rabbit Hunt (1938) and Soup to Mutts (1939).
New Universal Pixie Land
New Universal The Cat and the Bell Features Baby-Face Mouse.
New Universal Hollywood Bowl The Final Cartoon of the New Universal Cartoons.
Cartune Comedy The Rabbit Hunt The First Cartune Comedy. Features Jock.
Cartune Comedy Sailor Mouse Features Baby-Face Mouse.
Cartune Comedy The Disobedient Mouse The Final Cartoon Comedy. Features Baby-Face Mouse.
Cartune short Baby Kittens The First Cartune Short.
Cartune short Little Blue Blackbird


Series Film Notes
Cartune Short Soup to Mutts The Final Appearances of Jock and Doxie. Elmer wouldn't appear in another cartoon until Wrestling Wrecks (1953).
Cartune Short I'm Just a Jitterbug
Nertsery Rhyme The Magic Beans The first Nertsery Rhyme cartoon. Features Baby-Face Mouse as Beanie.
Cartune Short The Birth of a Toothpick
Cartune Short Little Tough Mice Features Baby-Face Mouse.
Cartune Short The One-Armed Bandit
Cartune Short Crackpot Cruise Walter Lantz provides the voice of one of the two Italian venders in this short.
Cartune Short Charlie Cuckoo
Mello-Drama Nellie of the Circus First Mello-Drama cartoon.
Crackpot Cruise Bolo-Mola Land The First Crackpot Cruise cartoon.
Mello-Drama The Bird on Nellie's Hat The Final Mello-Drama cartoon.
Lil' Eightball The Stubborn Mule The First Lil' Eightball cartoon. The First Appearance of Lil' Eightball.
Cartune Short Arabs with Dirty Fezzes The Final Appearance of Baby-Face Mouse.
Cartune Short Snuffy's Party The first appearance of Mr. Whippletree. Oswald the Lucky Rabbit makes a cameo in this cartoon.
Crackpot Cruise Slaphappy Valley The Final Crackpot Cruise Cartoon.
Lil' Eightball Silly Superstition The final Lil' Eightball cartoon. Lil' Eightball would appear in one more cartoon known as A Haunting We Will Go. The final Black and White cartoon.
Cartune Short A Haunting We Will Go The first cartoon to be in Three-Strip Color. The final appearance of Lil' Eightball.
Andy Panda Life Begins for Andy Panda The first Andy Panda cartoon.
Peterkin Scrambled Eggs The first and only Peterkin cartoon.
Nertsery Rhyme The Sleeping Princess The Final Nertsery Rhyme.


Series Film Notes
Andy Panda Andy Panda Goes Fishing First Andy Panda cartoon to be made in 1940s.
Cartune Short Kittens' Mittens
Cartune Short Adventures of Tom Thumb Jr.
Andy Panda 100 Pygmies and Andy Panda The final appearance of Mr. Whippletree.
Andy Panda Crazy House The first Andy Panda cartoon to have no involvement with the Panda Hunters at all.
Cartune Short Recruiting Daze Features Punchy.
Andy Panda Knock Knock The first appearance of Woody Woodpecker, he would have his own series the following year.
Cartune Short Syncopated Sioux Features Punchy.


Series Film Notes
Andy Panda Mouse Trappers Poppa Panda's voiced changed, now he sounds like W.C Fields.
Cartune Short Fair Today
Cartune Short Scrub Me Mama with a Boogie Beat In the public domain. This cartoon has been withheld from distribution by Universal since 1949 due to its portrayal of African-Americans. The decision was made after a strong objection was raised by the NAACP upon the short's reissue in 1948. The entire episode was a shock to Lantz who prided himself on avoiding problems with the censors. He repeatedly stated that his cartoons were never meant to offend anyone. After the 1948 decision, Lantz made a major effort to make sure that offensive caricatures of any racial or ethnic group would never appear in his cartoons again. He also personally made sure that Scrub Me Mama would never be distributed on television.
Catune Short Hysterical Highspots in American History
Andy Panda Dizzy Kitty
Cartune Short Salt Water Daffy The final appearance of Punchy.
Woody Woodpecker Woody Woodpecker The first cartoon of the Woody Woodpecker series. The 2nd appearance of Woody Woodpecker.
Cartune Short Andy Panda's Pop This cartoon mainly focuses on Andy Panda's father, Poppa Panda, Andy Panda's mother also appears in this short but as a cameo.
Woody Woodpecker The Screwdriver The final cartoon which Woody Woodpecker is voiced by Mel Blanc.
Cartune Short Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company "B"
Cartune Short Man's Best Friend
Woody Woodpecker Pantry Panic The first time that Danny Webb provides the voice of Woody. The only Woody Woodpecker cartoon to fall into the public domain.
Swing Simphony $21 a Day (Once a Month) The first Swing Simphony cartoon, this short has cameos of Woody Woodpecker, Andy Panda, and Snuffy Skunk. This would be Snuffy's final appearance.


Series Film Notes
Andy Panda Under the Spreading Blacksmith Shop The final appearance of Poppa Panda.
Woody Woodpecker The Hollywood Matador The 2nd and final time Woody Woodpecker is voiced by Danny Webb.
Swing Simphony The Hams That Couldn't Be Cured
Cartune Short Mother Goose on the Loose
Andy Panda Good-Bye Mr. Moth The first Solo-Andy Panda cartoon.
Andy Panda Nutty Pine Cabin The first time Andy Panda is an adult.
Woody Woodpecker Ace in the Hole The first time Kent Rogers provides the voice of Woody.
Swing Symphony Juke Box Jamboree
Cartune Short Pigeon Patrol The final Cartune short. The first appearance of Homer Pigeon.
Andy Panda Andy Panda's Victory Garden The first appearance of Charlie Chicken.
Swing Symphony Yankee Doodle Swing Shift
Woody Woodpecker The Loan Stranger
Swing Symphony Boogie Woogie Sioux
Andy Panda Air Raid Warden


Series Film Notes
Swing Simphony Cow-Cow Boogie
Woody Woodpecker The Screwball
Swing Symphony The Egg Cracker Suite The final official appearance of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. He would appear as a cameo in Well Oiled (1947) and The Woody Woodpecker Polka (1951).
Swing Symphony Swing Your Partner The final appearance of Homer Pigeon until 1956.
Woody Woodpecker The Dizzy Acrobat
Andy Panda Canine Commandos
Woody Woodpecker Ration Bored The first time Woody wears gloves. The final time Kent Rogers voices Woody. This is the last appearance of Early Woody Woodpecker, this also the few episodes that Woody dies in the End
Swing Symphony Pass the Biscuits Mirandy!
Swing Symphony Boogie Woogie Man (Will Get You If You Don't Watch Out)
Andy Panda Meatless Tuesday The final appearance of Charlie Chicken.


Series Film Notes
Swing Simphony The Greatest Man in Siam The first appearance of Pat Matthews' shapely dancing girl, referred to as "Miss X" by the model sheets for this cartoon.
Woody Woodpecker The Barber of Seville The first appearance of Ben Hardaway as the voice of Woody. The first cartoon to use the famous opening where Woody pops out of a tree stump, animated by Emery Hawkins. The first cartoon to feature a new streamlined version of Woody. He is now cuter and less rough and wild. The last appearance of Woody with green eyes until Musical Moments from Chopin (1947).
Swing Symphony Jungle Jive This cartoon contains the last known recording by pianist, Bob Zurke. He died a month after recording the soundtrack for this cartoon in 1942.
Andy Panda Fish Fry
Swing Symphony Abou Ben Boogie The second and final appearance of "Miss X." Some animation of "Miss X" by Pat Matthews, deemed "too sexy," was cropped out of Castle Films home use prints.
Woody Woodpecker The Beach Nut The first appearance of Woody with blue eyes, the eye color would revert to green in 1947. The first appearance of Wally Walrus.
Woody Woodpecker Ski for Two This cartoon is perhaps best known for the sequence (animated by Dick Lundy) of Woody skiing and singing the melody The Sleigh (a la Russe) (written in 1926 by Richard Kountz and Ivor Tchervanow). According to the memoirs of director Shamus Culhane, the composition was used in the cartoon with the belief that it was in the public domain. However, near the short's completion, it was discovered that the tune was actually still under copyright. Instead of having the sequence re-edited to a new song, Lantz sent a fifty dollar offer to the publishing firm of The Sleigh for its use in the film. They sent a letter back stating that they would only accept nothing less than a hundred dollars, an amount that Lantz gladly paid.
Andy Panda The Painter and the Pointer This cartoon features a very different design of Andy Panda. Apparently, it failed to gain favor with audiences and was never used again for any subsequent releases. Andy's usual happy-go-lucky personality seems to have changed here as well. By his behavior, the "new Andy" could easily pass as Andy's evil twin brother.


Series Film Notes
Swing Simphony The Pied Piper of Basin Street The mayor appears to be a caricature of Lou Costello.
Woody Woodpecker Chew-Chew Baby
Swing Symphony Sliphorn King of Polaroo The Final Swing Symphony cartoon. Early storyboards show Wally Walrus in the role of Jackson, the Sliphorn King of Polaroo. For whatever reason, Wally was dropped and the character was played by a lion in the finished cartoon.
Woody Woodpecker Woody Dines Out
Andy Panda Crow Crazy The first appearance of Andy's dim-witted dog, Milo. He would appear again in Mousie Come Home (1946).
Woody Woodpecker The Dippy Diplomat
Woody Woodpecker The Loose Nut


Series Film Notes
Musical Miniature The Poet and Peasant Features Andy Panda.
Andy Panda Mousie Come Home
Andy Panda Apple Andy
Woody Woodpecker Bathing Buddies
Woody Woodpecker Who's Cookin' Who? Model sheets for this cartoon refer to Woody's wolf nemesis as "Wolfie Wolf"
Woody Woodpecker The Reckless Driver
Woody Woodpecker Fair Weather Fiends
Andy Panda The Wacky Weed


Series Film Notes
Musical Miniature Musical Moments from Chopin Features Woody Woodpecker and Andy Panda. The first appearance of Woody with green eyes since The Barber of Seville (1944).
Woody Woodpecker Smoked Hams
Woody Woodpecker The Coo Coo Bird
Musical Miniature The Overture To William Tell Features Wally Walrus.
Woody Woodpecker Well Oiled Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and Andy Panda can be seen on a board saying Walter Lantz's New Funnies Magazine in one part of the cartoon.
Woody Woodpecker Solid Ivory
Woody Woodpecker Woody the Giant Killer The final Walter Lantz cartoon to be released by Universal Studios until Puny Express (1951).
Musical Miniature The Band Master The first Walter Lantz cartoon to be released by United Artists. Features Andy Panda.


Series Film Notes
Woody Woodpecker The Mad Hatter
Woody Woodpecker Banquet Busters Features Andy Panda.
Musical Miniature Kiddie Koncert Features Wally Walrus.
Woody Woodpecker Wacky-Bye Baby
Musical Miniature Pixie Picnic The Final Musical Miniature.
Woody Woodpecker Wet Blanket Policy The first appearance of Buzz Buzzard. The first cartoon to feature The Woody Woodpecker Song. The Woody Woodpecker Song became a huge hit in June 1948 (selling over 250,000 records within ten days of release). In response to the tune's popularity, Lantz rushed the song into this cartoon (which was released in August 1948). This explains why the action and music don't really match up for the first minute or so into the film. The Woody Woodpecker Song was originally recorded by Kay Kyser and his Orchestra. The vocals were provided by Gloria Wood and Harry Babbit, who also provide the vocals for the version heard in this cartoon. This cartoon has the honor of being the only cartoon short ever to be nominated for an Oscar for "Best Song" (for The Woody Woodpecker Song).
Andy Panda Playful Pelican
Andy Panda Dog Tax Dodgers
Woody Woodpecker Wild and Woody!


Series Film Notes
Andy Panda Scrappy Birthday The final Andy Panda cartoon, Andy Panda would later have a cameo appearance in The Woody Woodpecker Polka (1951) and appeared in the special episode for The Woody Woodpecker Show known as Spook-A-Nanny (1965). The only official appearance of Miranda Panda though she would have a cameo appearance in The Woody Woodpecker Polka.
Woody Woodpecker Drooler's Delight The final musical score by Darrell Calker. Clarence Wheeler would take over starting in 1951. The final Walter Lantz cartoon released through United Artists. The last time Ben Hardway would provide the voice for Woody. Grace Stafford would begin to voice Woody regularly in 1953 (while providing his laugh in 1951-52 releases).


Series Film Notes
Woody Woodpecker Puny Express The first musical score by Clarence Wheeler . The first Walter Lantz cartoon to be released through Universal Studios since 1947. Grace Stafford, Lantz's wife and the future permanent voice of the woodpecker, provides Woody's trademark laugh for the first time in this cartoon. It can be heard at the beginning and end. Oddly, the original Mel Blanc Woody laugh can be heard at one point during the short as well. When his studio reopened, Lantz felt that Woody ought to be streamlined again. Woody's top knot would now be pushed forward, his beak would curve up slighly, and he would also became shorter. Lantz felt that Woody's size played an important role in the films, as he observed that audiences were more inclined to empathize with the "little guy" over the "big bully."
Woody Woodpecker Sleep Happy
Woody Woodpecker Wicket Wacky The gopher in this cartoon was identified on model sheets as "Goofy Gopher." He is identified onscreen as "J. Goofer Gopher."
Woody Woodpecker Slingshot 6 7/8
Woody Woodpecker The Redwood Sap
Woody Woodpecker The Woody Woodpecker Polka The lyrics of the song The Woody Woodpecker Polka were written by Warren Foster and Tedd Pierce (music by Billy May). Andy Panda, Miranda Panda, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, and Charlie Chicken would all have a cameo appearance in this short, this would also be their final appearances, though Andy Panda would appear one more time in the special cartoon of The Woody Woodpecker Show called Spook-A-Nanny (1965).
Woody Woodpecker Destination Meatball This cartoon's title is a play on the 1950 George Pal feature Destination Moon, which also featured Woody Woodpecker.


Series Film Notes
Woody Woodpecker Born to Peck
Woody Woodpecker Stage Hoax This cartoon marks the first time Grace Stafford provided extensive dialouge for Woody (in all previous cartoons, she merely provided his laugh). However, it should be noted that she is doing the voice of Woody dressed as a woman, not Woody's "normal" voice.
Woody Woodpecker Woodpecker in the Rough Grace Stafford provides dialogue as Woody in Woody's normal voice for the first time in this cartoon.
Woody Woodpecker Scalp Treatment Walter Lantz's final effort as a director.
Woody Woodpecker The Great Who-Dood-It Don Patterson's directorial debut.
Woody Woodpecker Termites From Mars In 1953, this cartoon's plot was adapted for a promotional giveaway comic book for Scotch Tape called Woody Woodpecker Meets Scotty MacTape.


Series Film Notes
Woody Woodpecker What's Sweepin' Most copies of this cartoon are missing the final scene of Wally catching Woody, and Woody being forced to sweep up after the elephants.
N/A The Dog That Cried Wolf The first non-Woody Woodpecker cartoon produced by the Lantz studio since the return to Universal.
Woody Woodpecker Buccaneer Woodpecker
Foolish Fable The Mouse and the Lion
Woody Woodpecker Operation Sawdust Snipped from most copies of this cartoon is the scene where the runaway saw blade slices Buzz in half.
Foolish Fable The Flying Turtle The final Foolish Fable cartoon.
Woody Woodpecker Wrestling Wrecks The first appearance of Elmer the Great Dane since Soup to Mutts (1939), he would make one more appearance in the special cartoon of the The Woody Woodpecker Show known as, Spook-A-Nanny (1965).
Maw & Paw Maw and Paw The first Maw & Paw cartoon.
Woody Woodpecker Belle Boys
Woody Woodpecker Hypnotic Hick The only Lantz cartoon to be released in 3-D.
Maw & Paw Plywood Panic It is likely that this cartoon was originally intended to be released in 3-D.
Woody Woodpecker Hot Noon (or 12 O'Clock For Sure) This cartoon is an obvious satire of the 1952 United Artists feature High Noon starring Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly.
Chilly Willy Chilly Willy The first appearance of Chilly Willy and the first cartoon in the Chilly Willy series.


Series Film Notes
Woody Woodpecker Socko in Morocco
Sugarfoot A Horse's Tale The first Sugarfoot cartoon.
Woody Woodpecker Alley to Bali
N/A Dig That Dog Even though Cuddles the Great Dane was only featured in this one cartoon, he appeared on merchandise including drinking glasses and coloring books. Lantz, a great dane owner himself, was probably fond of this cartoon and the character. Dig That Dog and Broadway Bow Wow's were made independently by the Grantray studio. Grantray (Lawrence) was of course Grant Simmons and Ray Patterson's post-MGM studio. Lantz gave them the go-ahead to write and direct several theatrical cartoons for him. There was no need for them to hire their own music director or background people since Lantz people needed the work. Walter Lantz went so far as to have have a complete budget worked out for every facet of these two cartoons, but was shrewd enough to be sure he obtained ownership of them outright.
Woody Woodpecker Under the Counter Spy This cartoon spoofs the popular 1951-59 television series Dragnet which was also made into a 1954 feature.
Sugarfoot Hay Rube The final Sugarfoot cartoon.
Woody Woodpecker Hot Rod Huckster
N/A Broadway Bow Wow's As John and Mary's name quickly moves up to the top of the marquee it shows the names, "Mophisto the Magician", "The Duo Trio", "Chinese Jugglers", "Trained Seals", "Omalet in Hamlet", "Tightrope Walkers", "'Gulpo' the Sword Swallower", "Tiny the Elephant", "Snake Hips 'Suzzy'", "Pierre's Puppets", "Seedy's Bird Act", "Max and His Sax", and "The Gilhooley Girls".
Maw & Paw Pig in a Pickle
Woody Woodpecker Real Gone Woody The first and only animated appearance by Woody's girlfriend, Winnie Woodpecker (excluding the later New Woody Woodpecker Show).
Woody Woodpecker A Fine Feathered Frenzy
Woody Woodpecker Convict Concerto
Chilly Willy I'm Cold The first appearance of Smedley. First onscreen credit Tex Avery since his depature in 1935. I'm Cold was the first of four shorts that Avery directed for Lantz in 1954-55.


Series Film Notes
Woody Woodpecker Helter Shelter
N/A Crazy Mixed Up Pup
Woody Woodpecker Witch Crafty
Chilly Willy The Legend of Rockabye Point
Woody Woodpecker Private Eye Pooch The first appearance of Professor Dingledong.
N/A Sh-h-h-h-h-h Last onscreen credit for Tex Avery at Lantz.
Woody Woodpecker Bedtime Bedlam June Foray provides the voice of Mrs. Moneybelt in this cartoon.
N/A Flea for Two
Maw & Paw Paw's Night Out The final Maw & Paw cartoon.
Woody Woodpecker Square Shootin' Square The first appearance of Dapper Denver Dooley.
Chilly Willy Hot and Cold Penguin First onscreen credit for Alex Lovy since his departure in 1943.
Woody Woodpecker Bunco Busters The final cartoon to feature Woody with green eyes.
Woody Woodpecker The Tree Medic The first cartoon to feature Woody with black eyes.


















Miscellanous ShortsEdit

The following is a list of miscellaneous works produced by or related to Walter Lantz and the Walter Lantz studio. These include Lantz's earliest works at the Bray Studios, unreleased cartoons, films produced for the government, made-for-TV shorts, and other odds and ends.

Coca-Cola AdvertismentsEdit

In 1948, Walter Lantz was approached by the Coca-Cola Company to produce animated theatrical advertisements for their popular soft drink. Lantz agreed and produced twelve of them. Released throughout 1949, they run about one to two minutes each. Unfortunately, the Lantz studio closed and production of these films ceased. After the studio reopened in 1950, the Coca-Cola Company again approached Lantz and eight more theatrical advertisements were produced and released in 1953, again running about one to two minutes each. Today all of these shorts are in the public domain.

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