The Fighting 69 ½th (1941) - Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series

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The Fighting 69 ½th

Alternate Title: The Fighting 69 1/2th

The Fighting 69 ½th (The Fighting 69 1/2th , The Fighting 69 ½th) (1941) - Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series The Fighting 69 ½th

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  • Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon SeriesTheatricalSeriesCartoon
  • Traditional Animation
  • Leon Schlesinger Studios
  • Distributed by: Warner Bros.
  • Cartoon Characters: Couple, Red Ant General, Black Ant General, Red Ant Captain, Red Ants, Black Ants.
  • Voice Actors: Mel Blanc, Kent Rogers.
  • Directed By Isadore Freleng.
  • Produced By Leon Schlesinger.
  • Animated By Gil Turner.
  • Music: Carl W. Stalling.
  • Originally Released on January 18, 1941. (more dates More Dates...)
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 7:24 minutes.
  • Production Number: 9773.
    Blue Ribbon (2nd): 1319.
    MPAA: 6264
  • Color
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Cartoon Summary:

A couple is having a picnic in a peaceful forest. Red ants are on one side and black ants on the other. Both sides declare war over the picnic goodies.

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Alternate Titles:

"The Fighting 69 1/2th" and "The Fighting 69 ½th."

All the ants have four legs instead of six. A brief scene involving a Rochester-like ant who goes to get hot mustard for a hot dog is cut from current T.V. airings. In September of 1943, beginning with A Feud...  (more)

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Freleng had a peculiar fondness for "insect epics" (like "The Gay Anties," "Of Thee I Sting," & "Ant Pasted). This one's a...  (read more)

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Some things are worth fighting for. Like picnic goodies! In this cartoon, red ants square off with black ants over the bounty that is a picnic. It all starts when one ant from either side tries to swipe the same olive. After a formal declaration of war by...  (read more)

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I saw this cartoon about thrity years ago when I was a little boy! I thought it was incredibly creative, (even at that tender age I recognized good and bad film-making) It features black and red ants fighting for a picnic lunch. They use various foods...  (read more)

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