Sunday, July 19, 2009

Destination Woody

July 20 is the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. To commemorate it, Turner Classic Movies is running films relating to the moon for the entire day. At 1 p.m. Eastern time, they are running Destination Moon (1950), which is of interest to animation fans for an original segment where Woody Woodpecker demonstrates rocket propulsion.

The segment is available on YouTube, so if you're not interested in the entire film, here's Woody.

1 comment:

Kasey said...

Why is it that Lantz got professional, real voice actors to do his other characters (Wally, Andy, Buzz), but, with the early exception of Blanc, got one of his writers, then his wife to voice his most popular character? It sure is jarring hearing such a girly voice out of Woody.