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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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Maw and Paw

Director: Paul J. Smith
Release Date: August 10, 1953
Stars: Maw and Paw
Rating: ★

In the early 1950’s Lantz seemed to be in search of new characters for his cartoons. 92 more words

Drooler's Delight

Director: Dick Lundy
Release Date: March 25, 1949
Stars: Woody Woodpecker, Buzz Buzzard
Rating: ★★★

Woody wants to go and buy a ‘drooler’s delight’ (a large sorbet), but Buzz Buzzard steals his quarter. 133 more words


Saturday Morning Cartoons #008 - Woody Woodpecker

I’m (really this time) not going to say a lot today about Woody Woodpecker. Personally, I always found him more than a little annoying. On the other hand, I know a lot of people love(d) him. 32 more words


Happy Hooligan: A Trip To The Moon

So, back in the first third of the 20th century, the cartoonist Frederick Burr Opper created a comic strip featuring a hobo named Happy Hooligan. I admit knowing the name mostly because it was one of those archaic references occasionally passed down from my father or old cartoons or the like. 134 more words


More Urban Legends

An urban legend is not necessarily one that occurs in the city, or an urban landscape.  It is actually any modern folk tale that people narrate to scare each other or warn each other, or just entertain each other, as opposed to an ancient folktale that our ancestors heard around the hearth on a cold and windy night.  473 more words