Wooddrow "Woody "Woodpecker is an animated cartoon character, an anthropomorphic woodpecker who appeared in theatrical short movies produced by Walter Lantz, and distributed by Universal Pictures.
Woody Woodpecker cartoon was created in 1940 by Ben "Bugs" Hardaway. He also created the cartoon characters of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck when he worked at the Schlesinger/Warner Bros. studio in the late 1930s.
His niece and nephew are Knothead and Splinter. His girlfriend is Winnie Woodpecker. In The New Woody Woodpecker Show, Winnie is voiced by B. J. Ward.