Romp in a Swamp

Romp in a Swamp is the 95th animated cartoon short subject in the Woody Woodpecker series. Released theatrically on October 5, 1959, the film was produced by Walter Lantz Productions and distributed by Universal International.[1]

Romp in a Swamp
Directed byPaul J. Smith
Produced byWalter Lantz
Story byHomer Brightman
StarringGrace Stafford
Daws Butler
Music byClarence Wheeler
Animation byRobert Bentley
Don Patterson
Les Kline
Art Landy
Color processTechnicolor
Distributed byUniversal International
Release date
October 5, 1959
CountryUnited States


Woody tricks Gabby Gator into a swampland chase. The banjo-plucking alligator shoots down what he thinks is a southbound goose, except that it's a woodpecker. In the end, Gabby is launched into outer space.

The cartoon contains an in-joke reference; when Gabby shoots down Woody, he finds Woody is wearing a dogtag reading, "In case of accident, contact Walter Lantz, Hollywood, California."


  1. ^ Lenburg, Jeff (1999). The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons. Checkmark Books. pp. 157–158. ISBN 0-8160-3831-7.
  • Cooke, Jon, Komorowski, Thad, Shakarian, Pietro, and Tatay, Jack. "1959". The Walter Lantz Cartune Encyclopedia.