Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Adventures of Woody Woodpecker 3

Woody Woodpecker : Kiddie League (US 1959), P: Walter Lantz, D: Paul J. Smith.

Nakke Nakuttajan seikkailuja 3 / Hacke Hackspätt på äventyr 3
    Original copyright: Universal. PC: Walter Lantz Productions. P: Walter Lantz. Technicolor. Special aspect ratio 1:1,2.
    Voice Talent: Grace Stafford (Woody), Mel Blanc (Woody's ha-ha-ha-HAA-ha laughter).
    Duration à ca 6 min
    Total duration 59 min.
    Curated by Matti Ahava.
    Vintage prints viewed at Cinema Orion, Helsinki, 20 Nov 2008.

Half Empty Saddles. US 1958. D: Paul J. Smith. Absurd Western parody.
Watch the Birdie. USA 1958. D: Alex Lowy. Woody drives a bird-watcher crazy.
Billion-Dollar Boner. US 1959. D: Alex Lowy. Woody harasses a pompous guy who believes himself a billionaire having received a big rubber check.
Heap Big Hepcat. US 1960. D: Paul J. Smith. A softie Hollywood Indian has to prove himself a true brave, but meets Woody.
Kiddie League. US 1959. D: Paul J. Smith. Baseball parody.
Romp in a Swamp. US 1959. D: Paul J. Smith. Freerider Woody flies with the geese, gets into fight with a hunter-alligator.
Woodpecker in the Moon. US 1959. D: Alex Lowy.
Fowled up Falcon. US 1960. D: Paul J. Smith.
How to Stuff a Woodpecker. US 1960. D: Paul J. Smith.
Ozark Lark. US 1960. D: Paul J. Smith. A violent Kentucky feud (McCoys vs. Martins) parody.

The colour is brilliant and intact.
I'm puzzled by the obsession with violence, being more a Disney / Miler guy.

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