France, end of the 70s: Alain is the author of several cartoon films. His romantic meeting with a young Iranian student, Jasmine, changes the course of his life. Teheran, 1978: The revolution sweeps away the despised regime of the Shah. Alain has joined Jasmine, their love grows in secret, with the hope that a new life is possible. The introduction of the Islamic Republic will destroy their illusions, and separate the two lovers ... For how long? 30 years later, it is time for Alain to revisit the theatre of his memory. Several faded blue aerograms, Super-8 films ... Not much remains. With his fingertips, from the bottom of the heart, he resurrects the past, image by image. In the restitution of a mysterious and oppressive Teheran, in the helter-skelter of history, beings of paste and blood fight, like many others, for love and freedom.
Notorious criminal Yeggs Benedict, having just pulled a $50,000 bank robbery, hears a radio report in his hideout that Inspector Willoughby has been assigned the case. Well aware of the Inspector's uncanny ability as a sleuth, Yeggs takes off for the Himalaya Mountains of Tibet. Yeggs no sooner reaches his cave hideout than he sees Willoughby approaching on yakback- the yak sniffing the trail a la bloodhound. Trapped on a dangerous, avalanche-threatened trail, Yeggs starts an avalanche, but it engulfs him instead.
One-Eyed Jack, great-great-grandson of that notorious pirate, Black Jack, hijacks a battleship, but he then has to face that internationally-famous detective, Inspector Willoughby in a battle of wits. Hopping into his outboard motorboat, he puts One-Eyed Jack under arrest, but One-Eyed Jack promptly sinks him and his boat with pistol fire. One-Eyed Jack laughs, but Willoughby arrests him again from the conning tower of a submarine.
Woody flies onto a Hawaii-bound ocean liner, causing havoc for a captain and his dog. The ship's dog tries to catch him, with no luck.
Chilly tries to borrow some coal from the ski resort Smedley works at, but Smedley stops him.
Chilly Willy goes face to face with lighthouse keeper Smedley for constantly disrupting his sleep.
Inspector Willoughby tries to retrieve The Maltese Chicken from the evil oriental villain Egg Foo Yung.
Dirty McNasty wants Woody's horse and horsenaps it! Woody follows the villain into town and proceeds to wreck the place in order to get his horse back.
Charlie has a present for his family... a brand new TV set. However, once he turns it on, he gets nothing but "zig-zag lines"...
While walking past a pet shop, a dog catches Woody's attention, Woody buys him, names him Duffy and takes him home., Woody lives at Mrs. Meany's Boarding House and no dog are allowed, so Woody goes through many attempts to sneak Duffy in under Mrs. Meany's nose.
The construction of a freeway threatens to destroy Woody's home.
Chilly Willy can't afford any food, so he looks for a job. That doesn't go so well since Willy has no apparent skills... other than stealing. So he just does that with successful results.
Smedley is fed up with Arctic weather, and wants to leave for Hawaii. But his longtime pal Chilly Willy won't let him.
Mrs. Meany is a bird watcher. Of course, she stumbles across Woody. Woody teaches Mrs. Meany "everything you need to know about bird watching." She finds that a bird is hunting her. It's an eagle who wants her as a mate and who chases her endlessly.
Woody is causing too much damage. So much so that top scientists are called in to figure out a solution.
Woody Woodpecker causes all kinds of problems for a bank robber with hilarious results.
Woody is the object of desire between two feuding hillbillies' hound dogs.
Inspector Willoughby, the famed criminologist and master of mystery, travels to India to aid a rajah whose favorite royal elephant has been abducted by an evil swami. Encouraged at the prospect of a large reward, our heroic sleuth is hot in pursuit of the princely pachyderm and his kidnapper. Willoughby discovers the thief's hideout quite accidentally when he hears an elephant's trumpet and inquires at a nearby home, "Pardon me, are there any stolen elephants in there?"
Charlie Beary tries to relax but is unaware of a cricket loose in the house. He hears a squeak coming from Bessie's vacuum cleaner.
A wanted man out West pastes Woody's picture over his own wanted poster, and Calamity Jane goes after the reward. Woody outsmarts Jane, but she falls in love with the outlaw when she sees his ugly face.