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Wally Walrus, another character in the Walter Lantz stable, was a comic foil for Woody Woodpecker in that character’s early cartoons, starting in 1944. Typical of the type, he was dim-witted with a short fuse.
Space Mouse was an odd addition to the Walter Lantz roster. Western Publishing, the comic book publisher that licensed the rights to publish comics based on the Walter Lantz properties, wanted to widen their line of Lantz titles, but didn’t see anything suitable after Woody Woodpecker and a couple others among the studio’s cartoon library.
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Created in 1939, Andy was the Walter Lantz studio’s second series star (after Oswald the Lucky Rabbit).
Chilly Willy, created by Paul J. Smith for the Walter Lantz Studio in 1953.
Another Walter Lantz creation, designed to make life tough for Woody Woodpecker. Buzz first appeared in 1948’s animated short, Wet Blanket Policy.
Created in 1940 by Walter Lantz and Ben Hardaway for theatrical shorts, first appearing in the Andy Panda cartoon “Knock Knock,” quickly graduating to his own series.
Love interest of Dudley Do-Right!
Another Jay Ward Production, Dudley Do-Right of The Royal Canadian Mounted Police was originally a segment on The Rocky and Bullwinkle show starting in 1961 before spinning off into a show of his own.
This take-off of Tarzan was created in 1967 by the Rocky and Bullwinkle team of Jay Ward and Bill Scott.