is the 67th animated cartoon short subject
in the Woody Woodpecker
series. Released theatrically on March 12, 1956, the film was produced by Walter Lantz Productions
and distributed by Universal-International
Woody is reading the story of Hansel and Gretel
to his nephew Knothead and his niece Splinter (both at this time voiced by June Foray
). Neither of the kids seem to be interested, though, and walk out while Woody is still reading. However, the kids decide to act out the story by pretending to be Hansel and Gretel and getting lost in the woods (by blinfolding themselves and randomly walking around in the woods). A cat spots the two little woodpeckers and decides to catch and cook them. In order to capture Knothead and Splinter, the cat makes a gingerbread house (from a Ready–Mix Gingerbread House mix) and, through a straw, shoots Mexican Jumping Jelly Beans at the kids. The little woodpeckers eat the jelly beans, which send them jumping to the gingerbread house.
As Knothead and Splinter arrive, they are greeted by the cat whom they know is up to no good, but they go along with him anyway. The cat decides to eat Splinter for lunch and save Knothead for dinner, but Knothead escapes. Meanwhile, Splinter reads the cat a recipe for Woodpecker Pot Pie, and prepares herself to go into the oven along with the pie, while Knothead decides to play a few tricks on the cat. When the cat finally catches the two woodpeckers, he puts them in the oven but Knothead takes... Read More