Woody Woodpecker Coloring Pages
Woody Woodpecker is an activated action character, an animal woodpecker who appeared in affected abbreviate films produced by the Walter Lantz action flat and advertisement by Universal Pictures. Though not the aboriginal of the screwball characters that became accepted in the 1940s, Woody is conceivably the a lot of apocalyptic of the type.
Woody was created in 1940 by animation artisan Ben “Bugs” Hardaway, who had ahead laid the background for two added screwball characters, Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, at the Schlesinger/Warner Bros. flat in the backward 1930s. Woody’s appearance and architecture would advance over the years, from an batty bird with an almighty blatant architecture to a added aesthetic searching and acting appearance in the attitude of the after Chuck Jones adaptation of Bugs Bunny. Woody was originally accurate by abounding articulation amateur Mel Blanc, who was succeeded by Ben Hardaway and after by Grace Stafford, wife of Walter Lantz.
Lantz produced affected cartoons best than a lot of of his contemporaries, and Woody Woodpecker remained a basic of Universal’s absolution agenda until 1972, if Lantz assuredly bankrupt down his studio. The appearance has alone been active back again for appropriate productions and occasions, save for one new Saturday morning cartoon, The New Woody Woodpecker Show, for the Fox Network in the backward 1990s/early 2000s.
Woody Woodpecker cartoons were aboriginal advertisement on television in 1957 beneath the appellation The Woody Woodpecker Show, which featured Lantz cartoons bookended by new footage of Woody and live-action footage of Lantz. Though beneath accepted today, a repackaged adaptation of The Woody Woodpecker Show is still frequently apparent in television syndication. Woody has a motion account brilliant on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 7000 Hollywood Blvd. He aswell fabricated a adornment alongside abounding added acclaimed action characters in the 1988 blur Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
As Lantz was disturbing financially, Woody’s constancy was anchored if he fabricated the jump to television in The Woody Woodpecker Show on ABC. The half-hour affairs consisted of three affected Woody shorts followed by a abrupt attending at action conception hosted by Lantz. It ran from 1957 to 1958 again entered alliance until 1966, alone to be active by NBC in 1970. NBC affected Lantz to adapt out abundant of the abandon of the earlier cartoons, which Lantz did reluctantly. In addition, the woodpecker was no best dishing out corruption to his foils, but was instead on the accepting end. The aboriginal notable abbreviate to affection Woody as the beeline man was 1961′s Franken-Stymied. Woody’s acceptance had been based on his berserk craziness, and by 1961, this had all but been alone in favor of a added austere Woody, one that was aggravating to do good. This was due in allotment to Woody’s ample attendance on television, which meant Lantz had to accommodated the acrimonious rules adjoin abandon for children’s television.
Woody connected to arise in new affected shorts until 1972, if Lantz bankrupt his studio’s doors due to ascent assembly costs. His cartoons alternate to alliance in the backward 1970s. Lantz awash his library of Woody shorts to MCA/Universal in 1985. Universal repackaged the cartoons for addition amalgamated Woody Woodpecker Show in 1988. In that aforementioned year, Woody fabricated a abrupt adornment in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, accurate by Cherry Davis, abreast the end of the film. In 1995, Woody appeared in a Pepsi bartering with NBA brilliant Shaquille O’Neal.
Woody Woodpecker reappeared in the Fox Kids alternation The New Woody Woodpecker Show, which ran on Saturday mornings from 1999 to 2003. The alternation featured the aboriginal new Woody cartoons to be produced in over 20 years, and alternate the character’s architecture to the Dick Lundy/Emery Hawkins adaptation of the backward 1940s, as able-bodied as redesigning characters with after appearances, such as Dapper Denver Dooley (who debuted in 1955′s Square Shootin’ Square) and Miss Meany (who debuted in 1963′s Calling Dr. Woodpecker). Woody’s articulation is now provided by articulation amateur Billy West. The aboriginal Woody Woodpecker Show aswell continues to run in syndication, and Woody and Winnie both arise as costumed characters at Universal Orlando, Universal Studios Japan and Universal Studios Hollywood.