Chaos ensues in the all-new family comedy, Woody Woodpecker, available now on DVD, Digital and On Demand, from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The film blends live action and CGI animation to tell the crazy and humorous story of an all-out turf war between the mischievous prankster and a big city lawyer who wants to build his dream home in Woody’s backyard. Directed by Alex Zamm (Inspector Gadget 2, The Little Rascals Save the Day), Woody Woodpecker stars Timothy Omundson (“Psych”), Thaila Ayala (“Rio Heat”), Graham Verchere (“Fargo”) Jordana Largy (Monster Trucks) and Eric Bauza (The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water), as the voice of Woody. The Woody Woodpecker DVD and digital features deleted scenes and an exclusive inside look at the making of the film as well as the evolution of Woody’s iconic cartoon character.
Woody Woodpecker is back with his signature laugh, wacky antics and wisecracks in his first ever live-action/animated film. Woody must protect his forest home from Lance Walters (Omundson), who starts building his dream mansion in the forest with his son, Tommy (Verchere), and fiancée, Vanessa (Ayala). To make matters worse, Woody must avoid the clutches of two grizzly poachers. With a series of crazy hijinks to sabotage their plans, Woody proves he’ll stop at nothing to defend his turf. Get ready for laughs in this hilarious comedy about everyone’s favorite woodpecker!
We recently received a copy of Woody Woodpecker to review. Living in Michigan, we’ve been hit with a lot of snow this year, and finding new ways to keep kids entertained during these snow days can be a challenge, so this movie was delivered at just the right time. Look at this smile!
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Our thoughts on the movie:
I really like the idea of sharing cartoon characters from my childhood with our granddaughter, and Woody Woodpecker was a real favorite of mine. I can remember watching episodes of and laughing with my friends. It was one of the few cartoons that I watched after school, and not just on weekend mornings. Watching the movie not only brought back those fun memories for me, but even better, it created some fun new memories with our granddaughter. The mix of live action and CGI animation has been done better, but it didn’t stop us from laughing out loud, and enjoying the movie. Woody’s signature laugh, wacky antics and wisecracks are spot on. The story fun for the whole family, and without any actual low time, making it perfect for a snow day movie.
Lulu was ready to move on after the movie, but I really enjoyed the bonus features. I think those that have memories of Woody Woodpecker back in the day will enjoy them as well.
BONUS FEATURES on DVD and Digital include
Guess Who? The Evolution of Woody – Woody Woodpecker is one of the world’s most iconic animated characters. In this featurette, we explore how Woody’s look and personality have changed since his introduction in 1940.
The Making of Woody Woodpecker – Filmmakers and cast discuss why this version of the Woody character is so appealing and how his brand of physical humor translates across audiences.
Working with Woody – Filmmakers, cast and crew reveal the specific challenges of filming a movie whose main character is CGI.
Also, while watching the movie we found the soundtrack a lot of fun!
Here is the track listing, which is now available to own:
The Woody Woodpecker Song – Alex Geringas
Surfin’ Bird – Randy Crenshaw & The Kids
Everybody Thinks I’m Crazy – Eric Bauza feat. Tha Vill
What I Like About You – The Kids
Troublemaker – Blaze n Vill
What a Day – KNOTS
Create a Country Estate – Chris Hajian
Pristine and Untouched – Chris Hajian
Sucker for Peanut Butter – Chris Hajian
Dinner for Four – Chris Hajian
A Highly Territorial Bird – Chris Hajian
Need a Guitarist – Chris Hajian
Poachers Lodge – Chris Hajian
Peanut Butter – Chris Hajian
A Regular Pablo Peck-Caso – Chris Hajian
Happen – Chris Hajian
A Misunderstood Gesture – Chris Hajian
Want the Woodpecker Back – Chris Hajian
Your Turn to Live in a Cage – Chris Hajian
Woody’s New Home – Chris Hajian
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