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Woody Woodpecker Day

Get ready to laugh and reminisce on National Woody Woodpecker Day - a day dedicated to the beloved cartoon character who always brings joy and mischief!
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Introduction

Get ready to celebrate everyone's favorite animated bird on Woody Woodpecker Day on April 27! This special day was first established in 1998 by the Walter Lantz Foundation to honor the iconic character and his creator, Walter Lantz. Woody Woodpecker made his debut in 1940 and has been entertaining audiences with his mischievous antics ever since. From cartoons to comic books, this lovable woodpecker has captured hearts worldwide. So grab some popcorn and get ready to laugh along with Woody on his special day!

History of Woody Woodpecker Day

Woody Woodpecker Day Dates

Woody Woodpecker Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1940</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Woody Woodpecker's Debut</div><div class='timeline-text'>Woody Woodpecker made his first appearance in the animated short "Knock Knock" produced by Walter Lantz.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1941</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Solo Cartoon</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first solo Woody Woodpecker cartoon, "Woody Woodpecker", was released, establishing the character as a solo star.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1950</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>The Woody Woodpecker Song</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Woody Woodpecker song, created by Mel Blanc and the Sports Men, became a popular hit and won an Academy Award nomination.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1957</div></div><div the='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Woody's First Television Appearance</div><div class='timeline-text'>"The Woody Woodpecker Show" aired for the first time on television, making the character a household name.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1988</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame</div><div class='timeline-text'>Woody Woodpecker received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, solidifying the character's place in pop culture history.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1998</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Establishment of Woody Woodpecker Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Walter Lantz Foundation established April 27 as National Woody Woodpecker Day in honor of Walter Lantz and his iconic creation.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Woody Woodpecker Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Watch old Woody Woodpecker cartoons</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your friends and family and have a marathon of watching classic Woody Woodpecker cartoons. Relive the nostalgia and laugh along with the iconic character.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Dress up as Woody Woodpecker</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get creative and dress up as Woody Woodpecker for the day! This can be a fun activity for both children and adults alike.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Have a picnic in the park</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Pack some sandwiches, snacks, and drinks and have a picnic in the park to celebrate Woody Woodpecker Day. Bonus points if you find a tree that looks like Woody's signature home.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a DIY Woody Woodpecker craft</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get crafty and make your own Woody Woodpecker craft using materials you have at home. This can be a fun activity for kids and adults to show off their creativity.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Bake a Woody Woodpecker themed treat</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Put your baking skills to the test and make a delicious treat inspired by Woody Woodpecker. You can make cupcakes with red frosting to resemble his head or create a cake in the shape of Woody himself.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Woody Woodpecker Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Nostalgia for childhood memories</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>For many people, Woody Woodpecker was a beloved cartoon character from their childhood. National Woody Woodpecker Day is a chance to bring back those fond memories and relive the joy of watching this playful and mischievous bird on screen.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Appreciation for classic animation</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Woody Woodpecker first appeared in a theatrical short film in 1940, making him one of the oldest animated characters still popular today. National Woody Woodpecker Day celebrates not only the character himself, but also the art of traditional hand-drawn animation that gave birth to him.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Enduring popularity and cultural impact</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Even after 80 years, Woody Woodpecker remains a well-known and recognized character around the world. His signature laugh, catchphrases and antics have become ingrained in popular culture, making National Woody Woodpecker Day a celebration of his enduring popularity and impact on entertainment.</p></div></div>

5 Astonishing Facts for Woody Woodpecker Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Woody Woodpecker's Unique Appearance Was Not Immediately Established</h3><p class='facts-content'>In his original appearance in "Knock Knock," Woody Woodpecker looked significantly different. He had no white color on his body, and his beak was much larger. Over the years, his appearance changed to the version we recognize today.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The creator’s wife voiced Woody Woodpecker</h3><p class='facts-content'>Grace Stafford, the wife of creator Walter Lantz, provided the voice for Woody Woodpecker from 1950 until her death in 1992, even though several men did the voice at first.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Walter Lantz Was Honored in an Academy Awards Ceremony</h3><p class='facts-content'>In honor of his work and contribution to animation, Walter Lantz was awarded an honorary Academy Award in 1979. At the time of the award, Woody Woodpecker was already a cultural icon.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Woody Woodpecker Cartoons Were Translated Into Numerous Languages</h3><p class='facts-content'>The popularity of Woody Woodpecker spread beyond English-speaking countries. As a result, the cartoons were dubbed and translated into numerous languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Italian among others.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Woody Woodpecker Was Featured in Environmental Messages</h3><p class='facts-content'>During the 1970s, Woody was depicted in several public service announcements promoting environmentalism and conservation. These messages showed a different side of the usually mischievous character.</p></div></div>

Woody Woodpecker Day FAQs

When is Woody Woodpecker Day?

Woody Woodpecker Day is celebrated on April 27 every year. In 2024 Woody Woodpecker Day will occur on a Saturday.

Woody Woodpecker Day Dates

Year
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Day

2023

Apr 27

Thursday

2024

Apr 27

Saturday

2025

Apr 27

Sunday

2026

Apr 27

Monday

2027

Apr 27

Tuesday

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