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Wally Walrus is a fictional animated cartoon character who appeared in several films produced by Walter Lantz Productions in the 1940s and 1950s.[2]

Wally Walrus
Woody Woodpecker character
First appearanceThe Beach Nut (1944)
Created byWalter Lantz[1]
Alex Lovy
Portrayed byJack Mather (1944-1948)
William Wright (1946)
Dallas McKennon (1953)
Paul Frees (1961)
Daws Butler (in "Spook-A-Nanny")
Billy West (1999-2002)
Tom Kenny (2018)
RelativesWilly Walrus (nephew)


Wally is an anthropomorphic walrus. In most of his appearances, he speaks with a pronounced Swedish accent, and is rather slow-witted and prone to anger when provoked. He often hums My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean to himself. He is depicted most frequently as an adversary of Woody Woodpecker, sharing the same dynamic with him as with Buzz Buzzard.

Wally was voiced in his original appearance and subsequent others by Jack Mather, who voiced The Cisco Kid on radio. Lantz stock player William Wright gave him a growly, non-Swedish voice in The Reckless Driver. Wally also appeared with Chilly Willy in Clash and Carry and Tricky Trout, where he was voiced by Paul Frees.

The character's appearance changed somewhat over the years, with a complexion that ranged from dark to light flesh-tone and variously sized tusks, which Wally would be drawn with or without. A frequent animation goof on The New Woody Woodpecker Show was to draw Wally's mouth separate from his tusks so it appeared they were protruding from his nostrils.

Like Woody, Wally appeared in a cameo during the final scene of Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and was featured in various print media and merchandise.

Wally was a regular character on The New Woody Woodpecker Show, voiced by Billy West.

Wally Walrus appears in the 2018 Woody Woodpecker series and also has a girlfriend named Wendy Walrus.[3]



  1. ^ "Walter Lantz, 93, the Creator Of Woody Woodpecker, Is Dead". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-11-22.
  2. ^ Lenburg, Jeff (2006). Who's Who in Animated Cartoons. New York: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books.
  3. ^