The Great Who-Dood-It

The Great Who-Dood-It is the 43rd animated cartoon short subject in the Woody Woodpecker series. Released theatrically on October 20, 1952, the film was produced by Walter Lantz Productions and distributed by Universal International.[1]

The Great Who-Dood-It
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Directed byDon Patterson
Produced byWalter Lantz
Story byHomer Brightman
StarringGrace Stafford
Dal McKennon
Music byClarence Wheeler
Animation byRay Abrams
Laverne Harding
Paul J. Smith
Backgrounds byFred Brunish
Color processTechnicolor
Distributed byUniversal International
Release date
October 20, 1952
Running time
6' 08"
CountryUnited States


Woody Woodpecker arrives at the fair and buys some bubble gum. He meets up with salesman Buzz Buzzard, whom he unwittingly annoys with his gum. Irritated, Buzz pops Woody's gum with his cane, then clonks him on the head with the cane. Then he forces Woody to drink his Had-a-Cough bottle. Woody retaliates, and throws the Had-a-Cough bottle at Buzz, knocking him into a glass bottle. Woody's pursued by Buzz throughout most of the fair after that, with Woody always one-upping Buzz. The final scene sees Woody lighting some cigars on an unconscious Buzz Buzzard, and sending him into outer space.


  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. "1952". The Walter Lantz Cartune Encyclopedia