Brazilians can’t get enough Woody Woodpecker, both in official and unofficial form.
Earlier this month, Universal’s live-action/cg hybrid Woody Woodpecker feature shot to no. 1 at Brazilian theaters, and, in its first three weeks, has grossed over $6 million in that country.
On the unofficial side of things, a group of 70 (mostly Brazilian) animators has banded together to create a shot-by-shot remake of the 1961 Woody Woodpecker theatrical short The Bird Who Came to Dinner. Each animator was assigned a shot from the original short and asked to re-animate Woody – known as Pica-Pau in Brazil – in their personal style.