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1. Woody Woodpecker Has Seen Better Days Than The Teaser for His New Feature

What have they done to poor Woody?

The post Woody Woodpecker Has Seen Better Days Than The Teaser for His New Feature appeared first on Cartoon Brew.

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2. Must-See Los Angeles Art Show: ‘Woody Woodpecker & The Avant-Garde’

Miró, Matisse, Picasso, and...Woody Woodpecker?

The post Must-See Los Angeles Art Show: ‘Woody Woodpecker & The Avant-Garde’ appeared first on Cartoon Brew.

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3. Illumination developing CG “Woody Woodpecker”

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting about Universal Pictures new plans to revive Walter Lantz’ classic cartoon star Woody Woodpecker in a CG feature film.

Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me, Hop and The Lorax) is now developing the film with Blades of Glory co-writers John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky, who are planning to “modernize the character for contemporary audiences”. Altschuler and Krinsky were exec producers and writers on Fox’s King of Hill and currently on MTV’s Beavis and Butt-head.

Reviving classic cartoon characters is a hit-or-miss proposition. Alvin and the Chipmunks and Yogi Bear were huge commercial successes, but aesthetic disasters. Can Woody work in the 21st Century?

(Thanks, Paul Mular)

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4. Ypulse Essentials: Google Music, Digital Distraction, Macy’s AR Version Of Virginia

Last night, Google announced that its Music service (is out of beta and open to the world at large. So far, the Web has been unimpressed by the service, claiming it’s just a copy of iTunes with its exclusive tracks and free songs of the week.... Read the rest of this post

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5. This is What A Woody Woodpecker Radio Show Would Have Sounded Like

Randy Riddle has uncovered an extremely rare bit of Hollywood cartoon history: an an audition for a children’s radio series based on Walter Lantz’s creations like Woody Woodpecker and Andy Panda.

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The half-hour pilot, titled "Sally in Hollywoodland," was recorded June 3, 1947, but apparently never went beyond this single test episode. Highlights include a creepy-sounding Woody at noraml recording speed, as well as performances by Billy Bletcher and a young June Foray. Had the show gone into production, it would have been the first time the Lantz characters appeared on air.

The show features Norma Jean Nilsson voicing the human protagonist Sally, Theodore Von Eltz as Woody Woodpecker, Billy Bletcher as Wilbur the Wolf, June Foray as Oswald the Rabbit, Sarah Brenner as Andy Panda, and Herb Lytton as Wally Walrus.

(Thanks, Eric Wilson)

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6. Bizarre Hand-Painted Walter Lantz Pins Found at Parisian Flea Market

At a flea market in Paris, I discovered this irresistibly awful set of dead-stock pins featuring Walter Lantz characters.

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