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Well Oiled is the 23rd animated cartoon short subject in the Woody Woodpecker series. Released theatrically on June 30, 1947, the film was produced by Walter Lantz Productions and distributed by Universal Pictures.


Enjoying a drive through the Giant Redwoods, Woody Woodpecker runs out of gas. He tries to foil police officer Wally Walrus after siphoning some from his cop car. Unfortunately, he's observed by the cop, and the chase is on. Woody eludes the cop temporarily by ducking into a service station and disguising himself as an old man. When the cop asks for water, Woody uses the fire hose, then runs him through a huge wringer at the car laundry. A duel fought with grease guns gives Woody a chance to thoroughly grease the law, but he makes one slip and winds up with himself well oiled.


  • Woody sings "Polly Wolly Doodle" while driving through the countryside.
  • Wally Walrus mocks Woody Woodpecker's laugh by using Woody Woodpecker's voice. It's the second of three times Wally mocks Woody with his own laugh, but the others times - at the end of both Ski for Two and What's Sweepin' - he laughs using his own voice.

References Edit

  • Cooke, Jon, Komorowski, Thad, Shakarian, Pietro, and Tatay, Jack. "1947". The Walter Lantz Cartune Encyclopedia.

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