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Smoked Hams (1947)

Wally Walrus is a day sleeper and requires daily rest while his neighbor in the adjacent apartment, Woody Woodpecker, is a night sleeper who does his chores during the day. Needless to say,... See full summary »

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Dick Lundy
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Woody Woodpecker's Laugh (archive sound) (uncredited)
Ben Hardaway Ben Hardaway ... Woody Woodpecker (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mather Jack Mather ... Wally Walrus (voice) (uncredited)
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Wally Walrus is a day sleeper and requires daily rest while his neighbor in the adjacent apartment, Woody Woodpecker, is a night sleeper who does his chores during the day. Needless to say, Woody's noisy chores tend to keep the hapless Wally from getting any slumber particularly when he burns his leaves in the backyard, the smoke from the burning pile travelling into Wally's room eventually turning the pipes in his bed into a musical organ! But Wally gets the last laugh... Written by Matt Yorston <george.y@ns.sympatico.ca>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 1947 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Universal theatrically re-released "Smoked Hams" in 1991 as a special bonus short on the same program with "Problem Child 2." The short was promoted in print (newspaper) advertisements for that feature. See more »

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Woody's large pillow abruptly vanishes as he stirs awake, then reappears two or three seconds later as he sits up. See more »

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Chaos and noise with Woody and Wally
17 July 2017 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Was very fond of Woody Woodpecker and his cartoons as a child. Still get much enjoyment out of them now as a young adult, even if there are more interesting in personality cartoon characters and better overall cartoons.

That is in no way knocking Woody, because many of his cartoons are a lot of fun to watch and more and also still like him a lot as a character, even when more of a jerk. Do really enjoy the Woody Woodpecker and Wally Walrus cartoons on the whole, for what they lack in originality they make up with plenty of funny moments and great interplay between the two. The same applies for 'Smoked Hams', which even with the unoriginality of the story (the basic formula somewhat typical for a Woody Woodpecker and Wally Walrus) is one of their better cartoons.

While there may be cartoon characters with slightly more interesting personalities, Woody is still at his best funny with a commanding presence and is still fairly endearing even as a jerk. Wally is amusing and compelling, and he is easier to root for here. The two are great together, they gel so well.

As ever, the animation is great. The characters are well drawn, but even better are the rich colours, meticulously detailed backgrounds and smooth backgrounds.

Music is another strength here. It's characterful, lushly orchestrated and is not only dynamic with the action it even enhances it. The writing is amusing and chuckle-worthy enough and the gags are well-timed. The hilarious ending is the funniest part and Wally has the best line.

Voice acting is solid.

In conclusion, one of Woody and Wally's best. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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