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Wild and Woody! is the 30th animated cartoon short subject in the Woody Woodpecker series. Released theatrically on December 31, 1948, the film was produced by Walter Lantz Productions and distributed by United Artists. 


Bandit Buzz Buzzard has been terrorizing a small western town and makes it his duty to dispose of all future sheriffs. Woody Woodpecker soon rides into town, becomes the new sheriff, and vows to get rid of Buzz. After Woody and Buzz share a few drinks, they pit their wits against each other. Their confrontation reaches its climax when Sheriff Woody traps the bandit in a burning stove and tosses a box of dynamite in with him.


  • The title Wild and Woody! is a play on the expression, "wild and wooly".
  • Wild and Woody! marks the first of several occasions in which Woody actually kills Buzz. This is also the second time Woody himself is killed (the first being 1943's Ration Bored).