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The Gay Anties (1947) - Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series The Gay Anties

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  • Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon SeriesTheatricalSeriesCartoon
  • Traditional Animation
  • Warner Bros. Cartoons, Inc.
  • Distributed by: Warner Bros.
  • Cartoon Characters: Ants, Couple.
  • Voice Actors: Mel Blanc.
  • Directed By Isadore Freleng.
  • Produced By Edward Selzer.
  • Animated By Ken Champin, Virgil Ross, Gerry Chiniquy, Manuel Perez.
  • Music: Carl Stalling.
  • Originally Released on February 15, 1947. (more dates More Dates...)
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 6:21 minutes.
  • Color
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Cartoon Summary:


The black ants steal the picnic of a young couple in the 1890s. Other ant-stealing-food gags ensue.

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In September of 1943, beginning with A Feud There Was, Warner Bros. began re-releasing select color cartoons in their Blue Ribbon program. Typically the Blue Ribbon reissues received new opening...  (more)


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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...  (read more)

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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...  (read more)

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