Monday, June 02, 2008

Woody Woodpecker

There is a little bit of overlap from this album, but unlike that one, this one does use the voice of Woody Woodpecker from that time, Grace Stafford (who also happened to be producer Walter Lantz's wife). This one throws in a slightly different mix of characters than the other one. There's still Woody of course, as well as Andy Panda (Yes, his song is actually called "The Andy Pandy Polka") and Chilly Willy (who they gave a goofy voice for his song), but there's also Inspector Willoughby, the Bearies, and Space Mouse. The only place I ever remembered seeing Space Mouse is on a domino set I had when I was a kid. It was one of those that used pictures instead of dots, and he was one of the pictures.

Anyway, there's lots of fun stuff here, and I hope you like it!

Here's the track list:
  1. Woody Woodpecker Theme
  2. Wackity Woody
  3. Cartoon Showtime
  4. Popcorn Song
  5. Hawaiiuh
  6. Trudging Along
  7. Willoughby March
  8. Woody Woodpecker March
  9. My Little Brown Uke
  10. Woody Woodpecker Waltz
  11. Andy Pandy Polka
  12. Chilly Willy the Penguin
  13. It's the Bearies
  14. The Hill Bearies
  15. Space Mouse Cadet
Click here or here to download!

1 comment:

Captain Kosmos said...

The Space Mouse character has a strange backstory. He appeared in a comic book series during the Sputnik years, 1958-59, but wasn't actually featured in an animated cartoon until 1963. I remember reading reprints of the Space Mouse comics that were re-released around 1964. Here's the full story, and note that two of the comics shown cost 12 cents, definitely reprint editions!