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Film Review - Woody Woodpecker Goes to Camp


2017’s “Woody Woodpecker” attempted to bring the cartoon creation into the real world with a CGI character messing with human activity. The picture didn’t receive much of a theatrical release, and it was awful, with co-writer/director Alex Zamm working hard to create a crude family movie that generally seemed to misunderstand the animated pleasures of the original Walter Lantz creation. “Woody Woodpecker Goes to Camp” also deals with bathroom humor, but there isn’t a scene like one found in the original film where Woody farts out his own theme song. That’s progress, and “Goes to Camp” is generally much better and more in command of Lantz-style entertainment than its predecessor. Director Jon Rosenbaum (“Cop and a Half: New Recruit,” “Benchwarmers 2: Breaking Balls”) doesn’t radically alter the concept of these new Woody Woodpecker adventures, but he’s somewhat in tune with slapstick mayhem and storytelling, making for a sit that’s easier on the senses and more likely to delight young viewers. Read the rest at


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