1. General Info
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Cumulative rating:       (2 ratings submitted)

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)

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 (commentary by Greg Ford, Friz Freleng)

BluRay Disc

The Ant and The Aardvark
The DePatie-Freleng Collection 1

Notes

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.

Distributor(s)

United Artists

Technical Specifications

MPAA Number: 21926
Running Time: 6:15
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Color Type: Deluxe
Sound Type: Mono
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Type: Spherical
Original Language: English

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.





History

3/11/2012

  • Credits added by Toonatic

3/12/2012

  • New title added by Toonatic

4/5/2012

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10/23/2013

  • Characters added by Toonatic
  • Tech specs added by Toonatic

12/17/2013

  • Home video info added by eutychus

12/20/2013

  • Home video info added by eutychus

7/3/2014

  • Home video info added by eutychus

4/26/2016

  • Home video info added by Toonatic
  • Trivia added by Toonatic

1/17/2017

    3/25/2017

    • Sound type added by TibbyH
    • Cinematographic format added by TibbyH

    4/9/2017

    • Home video info added by TibbyH

    4/12/2017

    • Synopsis added by TibbyH

    4/24/2017

    • Credits added by TibbyH
    • Running time added by TibbyH
    • MPAA Number added by TibbyH

    4/29/2017

    • Trivia added by TibbyH

    Sources

    John W. Dunn: Story
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    John Byner: Voices
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    Doug Goodwin: Music
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    Manuel "Manny" Perez: Animator
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    Warren Batchelder: Animator
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    Manny Gould: Animator
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    Don Williams: Animator
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    Cornelius Neal "Corny" Cole: Graphics
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    Tom O'Loughlin: Color
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    Lee Gunther: Film Editor
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    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
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    John Burton Jr.: Camera
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    Raymond "Ray" Brown: Music Featuring
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    William "Billy" Byers: Music Featuring
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    Pete Candoli: Music Featuring
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    Sheldon "Shelly" Manne: Music Featuring
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    Jimmy Rowles: Music Featuring
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    Thomas "Tommy" Tedesco: Music Featuring
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