Thursday, April 8, 2010

Woody Woodpecker Show - Drooler's Delight

"Drooler's Delight" Woody wants an ice cream. Can u believe it? An ice cream soda cost 25 cents? Drooler's Delight is the 31st animated cartoon short subject in the Woody Woodpecker series. Released theatrically on March 25, 1949, the film was produced by Walter Lantz Productions and distributed by United Artists. On a hot summer day, Woody hears a radio commercial for the latest thirst quencher, a 25-cent ice cream soda called the Drooler's Delight. Finding that he has exactly one quarter on him, he heads for the malt shop but draws the attention of the greedy Buzz Buzzard. The two adversaries play a variety of sneaky tricks on each other to steal the quarter back and forth; the contest ends when Woody, disguised as a woman, leads Buzz on a chase that causes him to knock himself out against a wall. When Woody reaches the malt shop and orders his Drooler's Delight, he is surprised to find Buzz as the soda jerk, who stuffs Woody into a glass and mixes him up with the ingredients. However, Woody drinks the whole thing down from inside the glass and gets the last laugh on Buzz. Drooler's Delight was last Woody Woodpecker film released before the 1948-1950 shutdown. It was also the final Woody short Dick Lundy completed as director, although he would direct segments of Puny Express before leaving the studio. Drooler's Delight was also the last short to feature the second Woody design, which featured his top knot styled as a pileated woodpecker. The next short, Puny Express ...
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