Of all the old school "wise-ass" screwball cartoon characters, Woody Woodpecker was also second tier. No, it's not because Walter Lantz and his creative company were less talented than his far more famous animation brethren. It's just, when you have to compete with the likes of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, there's very little room at the top. While never as unfairly forgotten as Screwy Squirrel, Woody remains a singularly surreal entity. Supposedly inspired by a pesky real life bird that bedeviled the Lantz's honeymoon plans, Universal's answer to the Warner's anarchic staples lasted over three decades and dozens of short subjects. Now, the studio is offering a collection of 20 "digitally remastered" funnies, ranging from the very first time Woody appeared on film to many of his seminal theatrical offerings.