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Maw and Paw animated short

Unavailable but originally shown on the Woody Woodpecker show. View (version w Russian) here.


Moscow fool

Wikipedia tells me that this cartoon was originally called The Mad Matador but some foreign marketing group convinced the producer to change it. There is no explanation on Wikipedia for why it was changed to The Hollywood Matador, and I bet the Russian guy narrating this version doesn’t say anything about it either. 7 more words

Comics & Cartoons


(Life is crazy-but-good right now.  My wife and I are downsizing, in preparation for a potential cross-country relocation later this year.  Our first goal is to reduce our things out of a basement room, which we’d been using as storage, because our landlord needs it.   167 more words

What About Walter Lantz

I have to admit that when I think of Walter Lantz, I also mentally hear,”ha-ha-ha-HA-ha!”” Anyone who has seen more than a few Woody Woodpecker cartoons knows that… 810 more words

Cultural Highlights

April 27, 1899: I Coulda Been a Tenor

Walter Lantz, who was born in 1899 to Italian immigrant parents,  actually had the surname Lanza until an immigration official anglicized it. Had he not, Walter could have grown up to be an opera singer rather than the creator of Woody Woodpecker and many other cartoon characters. 232 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac


Do you believe in omens? This morning, when I went outside to retrieve the Sunday paper from a mud puddle or the bushes (depending on the weather and/or the aim of the paper-route guy), I heard woodpeckers pecking away front and back. 225 more words


Walter Lantz Woody Woodpecker Oil Painting

Incredible uncommon original painting by Walter Lantz, oil painting on canvas, 10.5 x 13.5, depicting Woody Woodpecker in a birch tree forest. Painting is signed in black paint in the lower left, “Walter Lantz.” Reverse of the canvas also bears an affixed ‘Walter Lantz Happy Art’ label and a Lantz copyright stamp. 56 more words

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