Woody Woodpecker was always expressive when animated in the Dick Lundy unit, and there are several cartoons where he has a look of joy on his face when getting the better on Buzz Buzzard. One is “The Wet Blanket Policy,” one of Walter Lantz’s efforts for United Artists.
There’s an improbable scene where Woody and Buzz are in a chase behind the wallpaper in Buzz’s office. Woody emerges from the paper at a window, which he closes, knowing Buzz will crash into it. Woody’s body even moves with the impact of the crash; a 1962 Lantz cartoon wouldn’t have bothered with something like that.
More great reactions. Look at the bent knuckles on Buzz in the last drawing as the chase resumes.
Ken O’Brien and Les Kline are the only credited animators. I’ll bet you Ed Love worked on it, too.