Release dateMay 10, 1954; 61 years ago (May 10, 1954) (U.S.)
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Under the Counter Spy is the 54th animated cartoon short subject in the Woody Woodpecker series. Released theatrically on May 10, 1954, the film was produced by Walter Lantz Productions and distributed by Universal- International.
A criminal known as "The Bat" (X 490231, alias Willy Garrity, alias Cornball Smith, etc.) unwittingly hides a top secret formula in Woody's house. The bird mistakes "Formula 7 3/8 (One Drop = 50,000 Horsepower)" for his "Redwood Sap" tonic and turns into a multicolored Superman, gaining super strength whenever he ingests it. The chase is on.The bat tries to kill Woody but his tricks backfire on him and the bat is captured.
The opera featured as a theme for Woody's first transformation is Richard Wagner's Lohengrin.