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'''''Andy Panda''''' was a recurring character of the Creator/WalterLantz cartoon studio, his series lasting from [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1939 to 1949,]] and supported by cameos in other cartoons, as well as appearances in comic books and merchandise. While virtually unknown [[OvershadowedByAwesome compared to]] Lantz's [[WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker other major star]], the Andy Panda series still managed to crank out some fairly entertaining cartoons in its run.

The earliest batch of cartoons portrayed Andy as a young CheerfulChild and featured the misadventures of him and his BumblingDad, Poppa Panda. Later shorts gave Andy sole top billing and had him aged up into an adult [[TheEveryman Everyman]] in the same vein as [[MickeyMouse another contemporary animal cartoon character]].

Compare [[Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer [=MGM=]]]'s own cartoon bear WesternAnimation/BarneyBear, which ran around the same time (and co-incidentally debuted in the same year).

A history of the series can be found [[http://lantz.goldenagecartoons.com/profiles/andy/ here.]]
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[[folder: Filmography]]

!1939

* Life Begins For Andy Panda (Alex Lovy)

!1940

* Andy Panda Goes Fishing (Burt Gillett)
* 100 Pygmies and Andy Panda (Alex Lovy)
* Crazy House (Walter Lantz)
* Knock Knock: The debut of WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker. (Walter Lantz)

!1941

* Mouse Trappers (Lovy)
* Dizzy Kitty (Lantz)
* Andy Panda's Pop: A oneshot SpinOff featuring Andy's poppa in his own cartoon short. Renamed "Goofy Roofer" in reissued prints. Curiously, Andy himself does not appear in this short.
* 21$ a Day (Once a Month): A Swing Symphony Cartune, with Andy making a cameo near the end. (Walter Lantz)

!1942

* Under the Spreading Blacksmith Shop: The last appearance of Poppa Panda. (Lovy)
* Good-Bye Mr. Moth: Andy's first solo short. (Lantz)
* Nutty Pine Cabin: Andy's first appearance as an adult. (Lovy)
* Andy Panda's Victory Garden (Lovy)
* Air Raid Warden (Lovy)

!1943

* Canine Commandos (Lovy)
* Meatless Tuesday: First Andy Panda directed by ShamusCulhane.

!1944
* Fish Fry: Recieved an AcademyAward nomination for best cartoon short.
* The Painter and the Pointer: A brief, ill-fated attempt at reinventing Andy into a {{Jerkass}} character, not unlike what Culhane had recently did to Woody.

!1945
* Crow Crazy: First Andy Panda directed by Dick Lundy.

!1946
* The Poet and the Peasant (Lundy)
* Mousie Come Home (Culhane)
* Apple Andy (Lundy)
* The Wacky Weed (Lundy)

!1947
* Musical Moments from Chopin: A Musical Miniatures cartoon, featuring both Andy and Woody Woodpecker together competing with pianos.
* The Bandmaster: NamesTheSame as a 1930's WesternAnimation/WalterLantz cartoon starring WesternAnimation/OswaldTheLuckyRabbit.

!1948
* Banquet Busters: A Woody Woodpecker cartoon, in which Andy shares the spotlight with Woody.
* Playful Pelican (Lundy)
* Dog Tax Dodgers (Lundy)

!1949
* Scrappy Birthday (Lundy)

!1951
* The Woody Woodpecker Polka: Makes a cameo early on alongside Oswald The Lucky Rabbit.

!1964
* Spook-A-Nanny: A made-for-TV Woody Woodpecker cartoon, in which Andy plays a small role.
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!!Tropes:
* AmusementParkOfDoom: In "Crazy House", Andy and his Poppa seek shelter from a storm in what they think is a residential home but turns out to be an abandoned funhouse amusement park, which is full of various booby traps that drive them nuts.
* AnimationBump: The ShamusCulhane and Dick Lundy shorts.
* ArtEvolution: The early shorts were pretty crudely drawn, looking more like ragdolls than animals. Things improved when ShamusCulhane brought a little more form to the designs (although most agree that his redesign in "The Painter and the Pointer" was a step in the wrong direction), and Dick Lundy refined the animation considerably by the end of the series.
* BrattyHalfPint: In his early appearances.
* BreakoutCharacter: Woody Woodpecker got his first starring role in Andy's fifth cartoon.
* BumblingDad: Poppa Panda.
* ButtMonkey: Andy's poppa in the early cartoons and Andy himself in the later ones.
* TheCameo: In the Woody Woodpecker cartoons "Wet Blanket Policy" (in the opening, as a ad for his comics) and "The Woody Woodpecker Polka". A mascot costume of him appears briefly in the film ''TheWizard''.
* CanonImmigrant: Miranda Panda. She was a regular in the Lantz "Funnies" comic books before making her only animated appearance in "Scrappy Birthday" (and a cameo in "The Woody Woodpecker Polka").
* CaptainErsatz: Andy's everyman incarnation is pretty much Lantz's answer to MickeyMouse. His one-time appearing girlfriend, Miranda Panda, is also a shameless ersatz of MinnieMouse.
** Andy also owned a series of dogs in cartoons such as "The Painter and the Pointer" and "Dog Tax Dodgers", all of whom were basically just [[PlutoThePup Pluto]] moonlighting in Lantz cartoons.
* CheerfulChild: Andy in his earlier appearances.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Andy's dad dissapears after the first few shorts (and his own one-shot short subject), and Andy himself was retired by Universal after Lantz died.
* DarkestAfrica: Where the first three shorts are apparently set.
* DistaffCounterpart: The onetime appearance of Miranda Panda, an unmistakable ersatz of MinnieMouse.
* DontEatAndSwim: This happened to Wally Walrus in an issue of the comic book.
* TheEveryman: His post-baby incarnation.
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal
* {{Jerkass}}: Miranda Panda displays very JerkAss behavior towards Andy in "Scrappy Birthday".
* LightIsNotGood: In "Apple Andy", Andy encounters a devil in a white nightgown (also the subject of a song) who tempts him to steal from an apple orchard.
* LowerDeckEpisode: "The Painter and the Pointer" has Andy appear only in the opening and ending, focusing otherwise on his dog, the fly and the spiders.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Poppa Panda's voice characterization in "Andy Panda's Pop" is abruptly changed from previous shorts to be a W.C. Fields impersonation.
* OutOfFocus: As Woody Woodpecker got more popular, Andy got considerably less showtime than before.
* PainPoweredLeap: In "Fish Fry", a fish bites a cat on the finger, who reacts by jumping up hundreds of feet in the air.
* PandaingToTheAudience
* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: ''Knock Knock'' for the Woody Woodpecker series.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: In his infant appearances.
* RogerRabbitEffect: The ending of "100 Pygmies and Andy Panda", where teleportating the pygmies sends them into a live action city--and the turtle onto a barrel near the Niagra Falls.
* SmellySkunk: Featured in "Scrappy Birthday".
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Miranda Panda is pretty much just Andy's design with a bow, skirt and high heels.
* TookALevelInJerkAss: Andy got hit with this ''hard'' in "The Painter and the Pointer", not only receiving an ugly redesign, but also receiving a nasty, foul-tempered personality, going as far as rigging a shotgun to his dog that will fire if he even budges, [[DisproportionateRetribution all just for messing up one of his paintings.]] Thankfully, he immediately regressed to his softer persona in shorts afterwards.
* WartimeCartoon: "Andy Panda's Victory Garden" and "Air Raid Warden".
* WriteWhatYouKnow: Lantz based Andy off of the first baby panda to be born in the US, Su Lin.