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#1 of 9 PaulP

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Posted January 11 2008 - 01:35 PM

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The dvd set will contain three discs and include 75 vintage Walter Lantz cartoons, completely uncut - as originally seen in theaters.

• This collection includes 45 Woody Woodpecker cartoons, continuing the chronology, from 1952-1958.
• The set will feature treasures from the Walter Lantz archive including rarely seen Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Pooch The Pup, Cartune Classics and Swing Symphonies cartoons - titles include: Five and Dime, Wax Works, Springtime Serenade, She Done Him Right, A Haunting We Will Go, Fair Today, The Painter and the Pointer and Boogie Woogie Man.

Bonus Materials Include:
• Behind-the-Scenes with Walter Lantz (12 Segments from The Woody Woodpecker Show TV series)
• Walter Lantz TV Pilots for Space Mouse (Secret Weapon), featuring the voice of Paul Frees, and Sam ‘n’ Simian (Jungle Medics), which features the voices of Dal McKennon.
• The Woody Woodpecker Show TV Episode (a full-length episode featuring Woody, Inspector Willoughby and the Beary Family)



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Universal Studios Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of The Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection: Volume 2 on 15th April 2008 priced at $39.98 SRP. Exact content is unknown at this time but there are three discs, 5hrs and 52mins listed for the running time (this only covers Discs 1 & 2, with the running time for Disc 3 unknown) and a healthy selection of extras listed.

Content is presented in 1.33:1 Full Frame with English 2.0 audio and optional English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles. Bonus features are detailed below…


Disc 1:
  • Creating Woody Woodpecker (Episode #2)
  • Timing a Cartoon (Episode #11)
  • Character Movement (Episode #12)
  • Photographing Animation Cels (Episode #13)
  • The Animator's Job (Episode #14)
  • Using Backgrounds (Episode #15)
Disc 2:
  • The Inking Department (Episode #17)
  • The Painting Department (Episode #18)
  • Drawing with Walter Lantz (Episode #20)
  • Sound Effects in Cartoons (Episode #22)
  • Storyboarding Woody Woodpecker (Episode #24)
  • Creating New Characters (Episode #26)
  • The Secret Weapon (TV Pilot Episode)
  • Jungle Medics (TV Pilot Episode)
Disc 3:
  • The Woody Woodpecker Show Episode #47




#2 of 9 Chris S

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Posted January 11 2008 - 04:17 PM

Very cool! I really enjoyed the first volume so I'll definitely be picking up this one too.
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Posted January 11 2008 - 04:19 PM

I'm still working through the first volume, but I've been surprised by how fun and unique the Lantz cartoons are. Woody has this insane edge that not even Daffy Duck had under Bob Clampett's direction.

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Posted January 11 2008 - 04:26 PM

Yes, the early Woody was one of the looniest of all cartoon characters. He does make Daffy Duck seem almost sane by comparison. No one can top Tex Avery's Screwy Squirrel for all-time nuttiest cartoon character, but Early Woody comes close.

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Posted January 13 2008 - 02:11 AM

I'll get it, but I can't understand how some major studios expect to market their products without full specs. Most of the time Warner, Fox, Disney and MGM do great jobs of getting out full specs and artwork. However, Universal, Sony, Paramount and all the rest do a pretty lousy job, and most of the time you don't get full specs until just before release or until you buy it.

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Posted January 13 2008 - 03:05 AM

I'm glad they're continuing to include the Cartune Classics and Swing Symphonies. I look forward to getting this.

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Posted February 04 2008 - 11:31 AM

Full details found on Amazon:

Amazon.com: Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection: Volume 2: Movies & TV: Woody Woodpecker & Friends Classic Cartoon Collect

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This set will have 45 Woody Woodpecker Cartoons spanning from 1952-1958. The trouble is that director Paul J. Smith (boo) was only interested in bringing the cartoons in under budget, creativity was not an issue for him. He started taking over Woody in 1955 and the cartoons started to became mediocre.

The GOOD NEWS is that there will also be non-Smith Woodys and 30 Walter Lantz non-Woody cartoons produced from 1930-1960 in this set, and these classics will be well worth getting this for! With DVDs you can just skip over the Paul J. Smith clunkers and cue the menu to these.

The Classic Cartoons will include these new-to-DVD titles:
SHE DONE HIM RIGHT (1933) w/Pooch The Pup B&W
FIVE AND DIME (1933) w/Oswald Rabbit B&W
WAX WORKS (1934) w/Oswald Rabbit B&W
SPRINGTIME SERENADE (1935)
A-HAUNTING WE WILL GO (1939)
FAIR TODAY (1941)
BOOGIE WOOGIE MAN (1943) A Swing Symphony
THE PAINTER AND THE POINTER (1944) w/ Andy Panda
+ 22 more!

The Woody Woodpecker cartoons in this set are:
(previously released to DVD by Columbia House unless noted "new to DVD")

1952
TERMITES FROM MARS (Don Patterson)

1953
WHAT'S SWEEPIN' (Don Patterson)
BUCCANEER WOODPECKER (Don Patterson)
OPERATION SAWDUST (Don Patterson)
WRESTLING WRECKS (Don Patterson)
BELLE BOYS (Don Patterson)
HYPNOTIC HICK (Don Patterson) - originally shot in 3-D, but this will be standard 2-D here.
HOT NOON (spoofing the movie High Noon) (Paul J. Smith)

1954
SOCKO IN MOROCCO (Don Patterson) - new to DVD!
ALLEY TO BALI ( aka Bali Ho ) (Don Patterson)
UNDER THE COUNTER SPY ( aka Secret Agent FOB, a Dragnet spoof) (Don Patterson)
HOT ROD HUCKSTER (Paul J. Smith)
REAL GONE WOODY ( aka The Beat Beatnik ) (Paul J. Smith)
FINE FEATHERED FRENZY ( aka Last Chase ) (Don Patterson)
CONVICT CONCERTO (Don Patterson)

1955 ** unless noted, all are directed by Paul J. Smith from here on **
HELTER SHELTER - new to DVD!
WITCH CRAFTY
PRIVATE EYE POOCH
BEDTIME BEDLAM
SQUARE-SHOOTING SQUARE
BUNCO BUSTERS (spoof of the Bunco Squad)
TREE MEDIC, THE (Alex Lovy) - possibly the last good Woody!

1956
AFTER THE BALL - new to DVD!
GET LOST ( aka Hansel & Gretel )
CHIEF CHARLIE HORSE - new to DVD!
WOODPECKER FROM MARS
CALLING ALL CUCKOOS - new to DVD!
NIAGRA FOOLS
ARTS AND FLOWERS
WOODY MEETS DAVY CREWCUT (Alex Lovy) - new to DVD!

1957
RED RIDING HOODLUM
BOX CAR BANDIT - new to DVD!
UNBEARABLE SALESMAN
INTERNATIONAL WOODPECKER
TO CATCH A WOODPECKER (Alex Lovy) - new to DVD!
ROUND TRIP TO MARS
DOPEY DICK AND THE PINK WELL
FODDER AND SON

1958
MISGUIDED MISSLE
WATCH THE BIRDIE (Alex Lovy)
HALF-EMPTY SADDLES
HIS BITTER HALF - new to DVD!
EVERGLADE RAID
THREE'S A CROWD
JITTERY JESTER - new to DVD!


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Posted February 05 2008 - 04:00 AM

I'm still working on the 1st set and I can't wait for this one and Volume 3.
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Posted February 05 2008 - 09:15 AM

I'm watching the first set right now as well. Woody isn't as good as I remember him being, and the toons on the whole feel cheap comapred to the Warner Bros and MGMs. but still some good fun. I'll grab this volume.
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