Universal 1440 Entertainment and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment have officially announced a brand new ‘Woody Woodpecker’ film sporting a new twist on the classic character and merging live action and CGI animation. The film will be available to own on DVD, Digital and On Demand beginning February 6, 2018. Continue after the jump to read the full announcement for the release, followed by a trailer for the movie and both front and rear artwork for the DVD release.
UNIVERSAL 1440 ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS
THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS WOODPECKER IN THE ALL-NEW HILARIOUS COMEDY THAT COMBINES LIVE ACTION AND ANIMATION
AVAILABLE ON DVD, DIGITAL AND ON DEMAND FEBRUARY 6, 2018
Universal City, CA, December 13, 2017 – Chaos ensues in the all-new family comedy, Woody Woodpecker, coming to DVD, Digital and On Demand on February 6, 2018, from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The film blends live action and CGI animation to tell the crazy and humorous story of an all-out turf war between the mischievous prankster and a big city lawyer who wants to build his dream home in Woody’s backyard. Directed by Alex Zamm (Inspector Gadget 2, The Little Rascals Save the Day), Woody Woodpecker stars Timothy Omundson (“Psych”), Thaila Ayala (“Rio Heat”), Graham Verchere (“Fargo”) Jordana Largy (Monster Trucks) and Eric Bauza (The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water), as the voice of Woody. The Woody Woodpecker DVD and digital features deleted scenes and an exclusive inside look at the making of the film as well as the evolution of Woody’s iconic cartoon character.
Woody Woodpecker is back with his signature laugh, wacky antics and wisecracks in his first ever live-action/animated film. Woody must protect his forest home from Lance Walters (Omundson), who starts building his dream mansion in the forest with his son, Tommy (Verchere), and fiancée, Vanessa (Ayala). To make matters worse, Woody must avoid the clutches of two grizzly poachers. With a series of crazy hijinks to sabotage their plans, Woody proves he’ll stop at nothing to defend his turf. Get ready for laughs in this hilarious comedy about everyone’s favorite woodpecker!
Woody Woodpecker is a legendary icon created by Walter Lantz in 1940. Woody Woodpecker & Friends have entertained kids for more than 75 years! Woody Woodpecker cartoons appeared in theaters until they debuted on television in 1957. Woody’s popularity resulted in new shows airing across several decades. “The Woody Woodpecker Show” has been broadcast in over 155 territories and 105 languages worldwide. He is one of the most memorable cartoon characters in animation history, featuring the little red –headed bird with the unforgettable laugh, who’s forever pecking his way out of trouble. Woody has evolved from a cartoon TV character to a Pop Culture Icon with his fearlessness, crazy antics and smarts.
BONUS FEATURES on DVD and digital
- Guess Who? The Evolution of Woody– Woody Woodpecker is one of the world’s most iconic animated characters. In this featurette, we explore how Woody’s look and personality have changed since his introduction in 1940.
- The Making of Woody Woodpecker– Filmmakers and cast discuss why this version of the Woody character is so appealing and how his brand of physical humor translates across audiences.
- Working with Woody – Filmmakers, cast and crew reveal the specific challenges of filming a movie whose main character is CGI.
Woody Woodpecker will be available on DVD and Digital.
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Cast:Timothy Omundson, Thaila Ayala, Graham Verchere, Eric Bauza
Casting By: Lisa London, CSA, Catherine Stroud, CSA, Sean Cossey, CSA, JJ Ogilvy
Costume Designer:Sheila White
Music By: Chris Hajian
Edited By: Heath Ryan
Production Designer: Tony Devenyi
Director of Photography: Barry Donlevy
Co-Producers: Greg Holstein, Alex Zamm
Produced By: Mike Elliott
Based on the Character “Woody Woodpecker” Created By: Walter Lantz
Screenplay By: William Robertson & Alex Zamm
Story By: William Robertson & Alex Zamm and Daniel Altiere& StevenAltiere
Directed By: Alex Zamm
TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
Street Date:February 6, 2018
Copyright: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number:63175473/ 63175474 (CDN)
Layers: DVD 9
Aspect Ratio:1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating:PG for some action, rude humor and language
Languages/Subtitles:English SDH, French Canadian, French European, Latin American Spanish
Sound:English, French European, Latin American Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Run Time:1 hour, 33 minutes
About Universal 1440 Entertainment, LLC:
The Universal 1440 Entertainment banner develops and produces live-action and animated non-theatrical productions directly for distribution in all media worldwide. Since its formation in 2005, the group has assembled an exceptional roster of animated family fare, including the Daytime Emmy®-winning Curious George television series for PBS Kids and Hulu; as well as the beloved TheLand Before Time film series and the all-new animated family film Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You. The group also has successfully built upon some of Universal’s highly celebrated live-action, comedy and drama franchises, Scorpion King, Jarhead, American Pie, Honey and Bring It On as well as the terrifying Chucky movies. Projects currently readying for release include the newest installment of the epic sci-fi adventure hit Tremors, the next chapter in the gritty action franchise Death Race and an adaptation of Bruce Coville’s intergalactic classic Aliens Ate My Homework.
Universal 1440 Entertainment is a production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (www .uphe. com). Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios. Universal Studios is part of NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.