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The Gay Anties 10 out of 5 stars

Reviewed by: dingdog, November 09, 2003

One of Freleng's superlative musical cartoons, it's also his most unheralded. Why?? The ants may be devilish, but there's a real work ethic behind their activities.
DAZZLINGLY INVENTIVE gags, dreamed up by Friz himself (despite the official credits, Mike Maltese & Tedd Pierce didn't write this cartoon at all--according to Leonard Maltin's "Of Mice & Magic," Freleng's musical cartoons were planned entirely by the director himself). Gorgeous animation from Gerry Chiniquy (the sandwich construction sequences; the lady ants' parasol dance; and the ants' triumphant gallop back into their hole), and also by Virgil Ross (the climactic "Time Waits For No One" number).
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The Gay Anties 10 out of 5 stars

Reviewed by: dingdog, July 29, 2002

Another of Freleng's superlative musical cartoons, it's also the most unheralded by critics & buffs. Why?? The ants may be devilish, but there's a real work ethic behind their activities. Inventive gags, dreamed up by Friz himself (Pierce & Maltese really didn't write it at all--according to Leonard Maltin, Freleng said, "You couldn't work with a writer [on these musical cartoons] unless he understood the music as well as you did"). Gorgeous animation, too, from Gerry Chiniquy (the lady ants' parasol dance, the sandwich construction sequences, & the ants' triumphant gallop back into their hole) and equally fine animation by Virgil Ross (the climactic "Time Waits for No One" number).
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