Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection

Now that's a long title!
The Woody Woodpecker and Friends 3 disc DVD collection was released one week ago. What a great collection it is!
There are 75 theatrical cartoons on this set that stretch from 1930 - 1956!
Walter Lantz created a lot of cartoons during the Golden Age that I personally feel have been overlooked by the general public untill recently.
Woody Woodpecker is by far Walter Lantz's most popular creation. Other characters featured on these DVDs are Wally Walrus, Buzz Buzzard, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Andy Panda and Chilly Willy.
There are even cartoons showcased from Lantz's Cartune Classics and Swing Symphonies. I feel that some of the best cartoons are the one-shots created for those series.
Tex Avery worked at the Lantz Studio after his time with MGM, and he has his final theatrical cartoons featured here as well, with cartoons such as "The Legend of Rockabye Point" and "Sh-h-h-h-h-h" plus others!
Plenty of bonus features abound with secrets from the Lantz studio and segments featured on the classic Woody Woodpecker Show!


Jon Cooke said...

Ouch. Look at that awful DVNR in the "Banquet Busters" screen shot.

J.E.Daniels said...

Yeah, I know. That cartoon has alot of it.
I was surfing through a bunch of shorts and found this shot with both Woody and Andy in it.