The main attraction here, from our perspective at least, is Woody himself, a classic American cartoon character who celebrated his 76th anniversary this year. And they’ve gone and messed him up good. In the brief teaser, we’re exposed to countless atrocious design choices, the kind that American cg producers were making much more frequently in the aughts. Woody now has beak acne, goth-eyeliner, and an overtextured iris. Harsh lighting choices give a scaly appearance to his feathers.
Of course, it’s not just Woody who’s a mess. The hasty compositing of cg elements into the live-action plates suggest that the overall production is cheaply made. It’s telling that Universal Pictures Brazil released this teaser on Youtube in 480p, perhaps to help hide its awfulness, whereas all their recently-released Sing promos have been in high-def 1080p.
Pica-Pau is being produced in English, and Woody is voiced by Eric Bauza (Stimpy in Ren and Stimpy: Adult Party Cartoon, Rodolfo/White Pantera in El Tigre, Belly Bag in Uncle Grandpa). Zamm wrote the script with William Robertson, with rewrites by Paul A. Kaplan and Mark Torgove.