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Woody Woodpecker "Solid Ivory" Cartoon, 1947

 Item — Small Collection Box: 1, Envelope: 6
Identifier: Series-200

Scope and Contents

8mm silent, black and white animated film, #494 "Solid Ivory" Woody Woodpecker cartoon (Walter Lantz) by Castle Films.

Plot summary: Woody is shooting pool at a farm house when one of his pool balls rolls into a nearby henhouse. He takes the ball back but must battle with the hen who thinks the woodpecker is taking one of her eggs. Woody makes several attempts to get the ball back from the protective poultry finally disguising himself as a macho continental rooster whom the hen falls for causing Woody to retrieve his ball. But it doesn't last long. The hen gets wise prompting Woody to trip spilling all the hen's eggs all over himself and getting conked with his own pool ball!

Plot summary written by Matt Yorston, from, accessed 5/3/2017


  • 1947


Conditions Governing Access

Archives collection material is non-circulating, requires staff retrieval and is available for use by appointment in the reading room.


0.10 Cubic Feet (One reel in cardboard box) : Silent, black & white, 8mm film

56 Megabytes (.mp4 digital video file)

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

8mm silent, black and white animated film

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the Archives in 2017 by Ronda Frazier

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital version of film found on YouTube

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Repository Details

Part of the Jefferson County Archives Repository

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