Woody Woodpecker

Alex Zamm Helps ‘Woody Woodpecker’ Take Wing Feb. 6

Fans of Walter Lantz’s iconic cartoon bird will be excited to catch his latest on-screen adventure Woody Woodpecker , arriving on DVD, Digital, On Demand (via Movies Anywhere) and ... Continue Reading →
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Live-Action ‘Woody Woodpecker’ Takes Flight in February

Walter Lantz’s iconic cartoon bird makes his live-action feature film debut in Universal 1440 Ent.’s family comedy Woody Woodpecker debuts on DVD, Digital and On Demand (Movies ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: ‘Spirited Away’ Returns, Woody Woodpecker Reinvented, Input from Keiichi Hara & More

The Walt Disney Family Museum 2017 Gala Multi-talented entertainment pro (and frequent Pixar movie voice-over artist) Bonnie Hunt has been confirmed as the MC for the third annual fundraising ... Continue Reading →
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Voice Actor & Annie Awards Founder June Foray Dies at 99

June Foray, known to generations of cartoon lovers for her iconic voice roles like Rocky the Flying Squirrel and Looney Tunes’ Granny, has died at age 99. The news was made public ... Continue Reading →
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Universal Teases Hybrid Woody Woodpecker Film in Sao Paulo

Universal Pictures brought a new take on a familiar toon to Sao Paulo’s Comic Con Experience over the weekend, revealing a teaser trailer for its hybrid feature Pica-Pau — ... Continue Reading →
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Remembering Sol Sigall

I was saddened to get a call a few days ago from Martha Sigall informing me that her husband Sol had passed away. Sol Sigall was neither an artist, a writer, nor a voice actor, but ... Continue Reading →
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A Tale of Two Walts

This weekend is the 20th anniversary of the passing of Walter Lantz, creator — or at least producer and sometime director — of Woody Woodpecker, Andy Panda, Chilly Willy and a host ... Continue Reading →
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Bela Lugosi Meets a Hollywood Animator

Halloween is upon us once again, which set me thinking about Walter Lantz. What, you may ask, does the purveyor of Woody Woodpecker and Andy Panda cartoons have to do with Halloween? ... Continue Reading →
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Boomerang Brings Back Classic Looney Tunes in Oct.

Fans of the old classic Looney Tunes cartoons have a big reason to celebrate the arrival of October. Boomerang is bringing back the famous Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd ... Continue Reading →
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Illumination Taps Altschuler, Krinsky for ‘Woody Woodpecker’

Illumination Entertainment’s proposed Woody Woodpecker feature has a pair of writers. John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky have been tapped by Illumination chief Chris Meledandri ... Continue Reading →