How to Draw Woody Woodpecker

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw Woody Woodpecker in 8 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Woody Woodpecker.

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How to Draw Woody Woodpecker - Step-by-Step Tutorial

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Interesting Facts about WOODY WOODPECKER

Woody Woodpecker is a member of the Woody Woodpecker casting group from the animated television series. The characters began being designed during 1940 by Paul J. Smith for Walter Lantz studios. The cartoon was their most famous series from Universal Pictures, with second place being Chilly Willy. The bird was inspired by woodpecker that bored holes in a cabin roof where Lantz was having his honeymoon, just before it rained.

Did you know?

  • This character is a king-sized blue bird with a red head, green eyes, yellow beak and feet, with a white belly, neck tuft, and gloves.
  • He was voiced by the “Man of a Thousand Voices” Mel Blanc. Lantz’ wife became the second candidate when Walter listened to audition recordings, and chose her anonymous material.
  • He became more successful than Mickey Mouse’s predecessor Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, and uses the catchphrase “Guess who?” before his Pileated laugh.
  • Relatives include niece Splinter, nephew Knothead, uncle Scrooge Woodpecker, and girlfriend Winnie Woodpecker.
  • Friends include Andy Panda, and enemies include Wally Walrus, Buzz Buzzard, Gabby Gator, Ms. Meany, and Dapper Denver Dooley.

He appears in film, television, advertising, VHSs, DVDs, video games, theme parks, US aircraft, Macy’s parades, and a future live-action movie. Other acknowledgements are an award nomination for the song, theaters holding tribute matinées, barbers offering tribute haircuts, a mascot of sport teams, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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