Woody Woodpecker movie in development
November 18th, 2011
01:45 PM ET

Woody Woodpecker movie in development

According to the Hollywood Reporter, classic cartoon character Woody Woodpecker may be staging a comeback.

Universal-based animation house Illumination Entertainment (“Despicable Me,” next year’s “The Lorax”) is reportedly working on a feature film starring the rambunctious red woodpecker.

Woody's an old showbiz vet: the crazy bird made his debut in 1940, and was a hit in World War II-era America.

His popularity continued into the ‘50s, and lasted for decades. Universal hopes to modernize the wily bird and start a new franchise based on the character. (Hopefully they’ll skip his maniacal laugh.)

“Blades of Glory” scribes John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky are said to be in talks to write a new story for Woody.

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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. win 7

    buy win 7 home.thank you.

    February 22, 2013 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  2. jb2817

    @meg I try but I have to stand on my hands

    November 19, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Meg

    @jb2817,go pee.

    November 19, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. jb2817

    I have a morning w@@d peckr every day

    November 19, 2011 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  5. merlin

    agree with Jay,without the laugh you got nothin

    November 18, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  6. jorian

    Break out the CGI equipment, its time to ruin more childhoods.

    November 18, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jay

    The author is a MORON!! ("Hopefully they’ll skip his maniacal laugh".) Woody's "maniacal" laugh is what makes Woody, Woody!!

    November 18, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Constance Brookes

    Woody, now there is a name, eh mr ed. Wonders if his nick name will be Ahung.

    November 18, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |

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