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"Woody Woodpecker" To The Big Screen

According to animator Bill Kopp, Universal Pictures is still developing "Woody Woodpecker" for a big screen, 3D, CG feature:

"It's been put on hold. It's not dead," said Kopp about the "Woody Woodpecker" feature. "It's just not breathing at the moment. 

"The script is in its second draft and is Really funny..."

"Universal Pictures has hired me to put the 'Woody' back in the 'Woodpecker'! Hooray!! 

"There will be 3 stories woven together into a feature length cartoon - plus a 6-7 minute short that we will put into theaters..."

'Woody Woodpecker' was created in 1940 by storyboard artist Ben "Bugs" Hardaway, who laid the groundwork for 'Bugs Bunny' and 'Daffy Duck' @ Warner Bros. in the late 1930's.

The 'anthropomorphic' acorn woodpecker cartoon character soon appeared in theatrical short films produced by the Walter Lantz animation studio, alongside 'Andy Panda', distributed by Universal Pictures.

Woody's character and design would evolve over the years,

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