'The Woodsmen' can also refer to the rock/soul band from santa cruz, CA.
The Woodsmen were originally created by Bart Batchelor while working on comic books. The idea became a student film, that was subsequently bought by The Comedy Network. Following graduation, Batchelor teamed up with fellow Emily Carr Institute alumni Chris Nielsen to pitch and produce a further 6 episodes of the series.
The Woodsmen is written and directed by both Bart Batchelor and Chris Nielsen. The scripts are subjected to rigorous re-writes and improvisational table reads before being committed to animation. Each episode is approximately 5 minutes in duration. The show was produced mainly in a basement suite apartment.
Walt is shown to be the 'heavier' of the two with what appears to be a beard, and a blue and white outfit. He's brash and offensive. His egocentric nature is the driving force of the plot in the show. He recklessly forces Claude on quests of vanity and self-interest.
Claude is apparently Canadian, but his accent is ambiguously European. He wears a red and white outfit, and if typified by his reluctant participation in whatever Walt happens to be doing. Claude is just as deranged as Walt, killing forest creatures, destroying the environment, but pulls it off with an air of cuteness and charm.
The Woodsmen has aired six times on the Comedy Network so far this season.
Lumberjills bring saws to Fryeburg ; For the first time, the fair's Woodsmen's Field Day includes a women's championship.
Oct 05, 2004; FELIX DOLIGOSA JR. Staff Writer Portland Press Herald (Maine) 10-05-2004 Lumberjills bring saws to Fryeburg ; For the first time,...