Walt Disney / Walt Lantz

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 →
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Woody Woodpecker Flies to the Big Screen

Walter Lantz’ hyperactive animated bird Woody Woodpecker will be making his way to the bigscreen, thanks to Chris Meledandri and his team at Universal’s Illumination Entertainment. ... Continue Reading →