The first Woody Woodpecker cartoon released after the Walter Lantz studio had shut down for almost two years was “Puny Express” (1951). The first few Woodys when Lantz returned had been timed by director Dick Lundy before the shutdown from stories by Heck Allen and Bugs Hardaway. There was no dialogue, apparently to facilitate their sale in foreign countries.
There are lots of brush strokes and multiples in a scene where Buzz Buzzard pushes the plunger on a dynamite detonation box—only to be squirted with water. He looks inside to see what’s wrong. The selected drawings below tell the story. The first five are consecutive frames.
The next five drawings are consecutive as well.
Three more consecutive drawings.
And the next three are consecutive frames.
Ray Abrams, La Verne Harding and Don Patterson get screen credit for animation.