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Musical Moments from Chopin is a 1946 Musical Miniature cartoon featuring Andy Panda and Woody Woodpecker.


Andy Panda is giving a piano concert of Frederic Chopin's music when Woody Woodpecker comes on stage and polishes the piano. Intrigued with Andy's flawless technique, Woody joins in, and they finish the piece as a duet. Encouraged by the enthusiastic reception from the barnyard audience, Woody pulls out his own piano, spits on his hands, and lets go with Chopin's "Fantaisie." A few disturbances in the audience, such as a sleeping chicken falling off its perch, or a sneezing dog, or a noisy candy wrapper, have no effect on the pianists. But when a drunken horse sets fire to the place, things begin to happen fast. During the terrific fire sequence, flames keep beat to the music. The pianos are ruined, but the concert is finished without losing a note.


  • The first appearance of Woody with green eyes since The Barber of Seville (1944).
  • Michael Fitzgerald incorrectly lists this cartoon as an April release.
  • This cartoon was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Short Film, but loses front a MGM cartoon from Tom and Jerry series, The Cat Concerto. This also marks the second and last Woody Woodpecker appareance in a cartoon nominated for a Oscar.
  • Strangely enough, despite Woody's appearance in this cartoon, his laugh isn't done at all.