The Ant and the Aardvark
Studio: DePatie Freleng Release Date : March 5, 1969 Series: Ant and the Aardvark
  1. General Info

Cumulative rating:       (2 ratings submitted)

Associated Studios

Mirisch Company

Synopsis

The Ant tries to get the bountiful food of a picnic into his home, while avoiding the Aardvark who's determined to have ants for lunch.

Characters

The Ant
(Voice: John Byner)
The Aardvark
(Voice: John Byner)

Credits

Director

Isadore "Friz" Freleng

Animator

Manuel "Manny" Perez
Warren Batchelder
Manny Gould
Don Williams

Camera

John Burton Jr.

Story

John W. Dunn

Music

Doug Goodwin

Voices

John Byner

Producer

David H. DePatie
Isadore "Friz" Freleng

Film Editor

Lee Gunther

Production Supervisor

Jim Foss

Color

Tom O'Loughlin

Graphics

Cornelius Neal "Corny" Cole

Coordinator

Harry Love

Music Featuring

Raymond "Ray" Brown
William "Billy" Byers
Pete Candoli
Sheldon "Shelly" Manne
Jimmy Rowles
Thomas "Tommy" Tedesco

Distributor(s)

United Artists

Trivia

First Ant and The Aardvark caroon.
According to Friz Freleng, Jackie Mason originally expressed interest in voicing the Aardvark. He was brought into a recording session and Friz Freleng showed him the storyboards and went over the script. Apparently, Jackie Mason stopped in the middle of recording because he didn't like the lines and felt he couldn't properly voice the character. He suggested they bring in a imitator, to which John Byner was brought in and kept to voice both title characters. Art Leonardi reports that because Byner did a marvelous job imitating Jackie Mason, Mason's lawyers proposed the studio pay him for a portion of the profits made, as a way to avoid a lawsuit.

Television

The New Pink Panther Show (Season 1, Episode 12)

Video Information

VHS

United States

The Ant and the Aardvark featuring "The Ant from Uncle"

DVD

United States

The Pink Panther and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection, Vol. 5: The Ant and the Aardvark
The Pink Panther Ultimate Collection
The Pink Panther Classic Cartoon Collection (9 Disc Set - 2009)
The Pink Panther Film Collection
The Ant and The Aardvark
The DePatie Freleng Collection 1

BluRay Disc

United States

The Ant and The Aardvark
The DePatie-Freleng Collection 1

Technical Specifications

MPAA No.: 21926
Running time: 6:15
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Color Type: Deluxe
Sound Type: Mono
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Original Language: English
Country of origin: United States

Reviews and Comments

From TibbyH :

A groovy short made by the hottest cats in town. In one of Friz Freleng's last directed animated shorts, "The Ant and the Aardvark" is a tightly written, humorously performed, and gorgeously simplistic cartoon. Sure, like most DFE shorts, it's reminiscent of Warner Bros cartoons and can be a bit hit and miss in terms of comedy. However, look at this in terms of its own merits and you'll have a grand ol' time.
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      Sources

      John W. Dunn: Story
      • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

      John Byner: Voices
      • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

      Doug Goodwin: Music
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      Manuel "Manny" Perez: Animator
      • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

      Warren Batchelder: Animator
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      Manny Gould: Animator
      • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

      Don Williams: Animator
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      Cornelius Neal "Corny" Cole: Graphics
      • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

      Tom O'Loughlin: Color
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      Lee Gunther: Film Editor
      • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

      Jim Foss: Production Supervisor
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      Harry Love: Coordinator
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      David H. DePatie: Producer
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      Isadore "Friz" Freleng: Producer
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      Isadore "Friz" Freleng: Director
      • Verified by original animator's drafts

      John Burton Jr.: Camera
      • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

      Raymond "Ray" Brown: Music Featuring
      • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

      William "Billy" Byers: Music Featuring
      • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

      Pete Candoli: Music Featuring
      • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

      Sheldon "Shelly" Manne: Music Featuring
      • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

      Jimmy Rowles: Music Featuring
      • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

      Thomas "Tommy" Tedesco: Music Featuring
      • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)