Wild and Woolly
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit series
Directed by Walter Lantz
Bill Nolan
Music by James Dietrich
Animation by Ray Abrams
Fred Avery
Bill Weber
Jack Carr
Charles Hastings
Studio Walter Lantz Productions
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s) November 21, 1932
Color process Black and white
Running time 6:44
Language English
Preceded by Carnival Capers
Followed by Teacher's Pests

Wild and Woolly is a short animated film by Walter Lantz Productions, and stars Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.

Plot

In a town in the Old West, the girl beagle comes to a bank to make a deposit. The banker is none other than Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Momentarily a gun-slinging rotweiler also comes to the bank, and causes a frenzy, even shoving an umbrella down an old woman's throat. Oswald flees the bank with the girl beagle's money.

Oswald leaves town on a horse, although he is being followed by the rotweiler who is also on a horse. The chase continues until they reach a cabin which Oswald enters. Unfortunately, the house is occupied by a thin dog who is an accomplice of the rotweiler. After the rotweiler breaks in, another frenzy ensues until the thin dog gets thrown out of the cabin. Nearby buzzards eat at the thin dog until that canine is nothing but a skeleton. Back in the cabin, Oswald is still having trouble with the rotweiler. To protect the girl beagle's cash, Oswald swallows the sack. The rotweiler punches Oswald. The punch sends Oswald bouncing off the walls until he knocks off a goat's skull that falls on and covers his head. Oswald uses the skull to bash the rotweiler around and out of the cabin before locking the door. The rotweiler tries to break back in using a log. But upon doing so, the rotweiler overshoots and falls into a canyon which is on the other side of the house. The rotweiler ends up in the bottom, getting pummeled by two jaguars.

Oswald is seen just outside the cabin relaxed. He is momentarily greeted and approached by the girl beagle. When Oswald tries to kiss her, the girl beagle asks for her money. Oswald manages to pull out the sack through his mouth. The rabbit and his canine girlfriend go on with the kissing.

Reused animation

The part where Oswald bounces off the walls is reused from A Wet Knight.

Other spellings

In a Guild/Firelight reissue, the film is presented as Wild and Wooly. And in Michael Fitzgerald's book Universal Pictures, it is mentioned as Wild and Wooley.[1]

References

  1. "The Walter Lantz Cartune Encyclopedia: 1932". The Walter Lantz Cartune Encyclopedia. http://lantz.goldenagecartoons.com/1932.html. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 

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