Socko in Morocco

Socko in Morocco is the 52nd animated cartoon short subject in the Woody Woodpecker series. Released theatrically on January 18, 1954, the film was produced by Walter Lantz Productions and distributed by Universal- International.[1]

Socko in Morocco
Directed byDon Patterson
Story byHomer Brightman
Produced byWalter Lantz
StarringGrace Stafford
Dal McKennon
Music byClarence Wheeler
Animation byRay Abrams
Art Landy
Ken Southworth
Raymond Jacobs
Herman Cohen
Color processTechnicolor
Distributed byUniversal-International
Release date
January 18, 1954
Running time
6' 20"
CountryUnited States


Deep in the desert, Woody is a member of the French Foreign Legion. He must protect the voluptuous Princess Salami whom Sheik el Rancid (Buzz Buzzard) wants to kidnap to add to his harem, which already consists of 750 wives.

Woody falls in love with her after seeing the hourglass-figured woman Belly dance. Sheik el Rancid kidnaps her and takes her to his palace, leading Woody to come to her rescue.


  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. "1954". The Walter Lantz Cartune Encyclopedia