Operation Sawdust is the 47th animated cartoon short subject in the Woody Woodpecker series. Released theatrically on June 15, 1953, the film was produced by Walter Lantz Productions and distributed by Universal International.
Lumber mill workers Woody Woodpecker and Buzz Buzzard are friends when they are sawing trees, but when Wally Walrus (making a brief cameo as the lumber camp chef) rings the dinner bell, they become bitter enemies. Woody and Buzz duke it out over food, with the woods being pecked to death in the process.
Operation Sawdust marked Wally Walrus's final appearance in a Woody Woodpecker theatrical "cartune". He had already long since been replaced as Woody's main foil by Buzz Buzzard by this time. Wally would later appear in two Chilly Willy "cartunes", and then had his last appearance in the 1964 Woody TV special Spook-A-Nanny. The last cartoon pairing Buzz Buzzard & Wally Walrus.