Caveman Inki
Directed By: Chuck Jones
Produced By: Eddie Selzer (uncredited)
Released: November 25, 1950
Series: Looney Tunes
Story: Michael Maltese
Animation: Phil Monroe
Ben Washam
Ken Harris
Lloyd Vaughan
Layouts: Robert Gribbroek
Backgrounds: Philip DeGuard
Film Editor: Treg Brown (uncredited)
Voiced By: Mel Blanc (uncredited)
Music: Carl Stalling
Milt Franklyn (orchestration)
Starring: Inki
Minah Bird
Preceded By: Bushy Hare
Succeeded By: Dog Collared

Caveman Inki (1950) - original titles recreation

Caveman Inki is a 1950 Looney Tunes short directed by Chuck Jones.


Inki is out hunting for food with his pet dinosaur. While the two are walking, a volcano splits and reveals a Minah Bird that has a peculiar hopping walk. Inki chases after the bird, but ends up caught between a Saber-Tooth Lion that wants Inki for the bone in his top knot.

The lion chases Inki and vice versa. While constantly running into a caveman who is trying to cook a stew (a running gag in the story). The dinosaur is also out to get the Minah Bird, but ends up getting caught by the bird himself.

The caveman who is cooking the stew finally catches Inki and the Lion because they keep ruining his stew. At the end however, he discovers that the bird has eaten all of his stew. The bird walks away hiccuping.



  • It is the only Inki cartoon reissued after 1956 in the 1957-1958 season (blue Color Rings) with production number 1509, and therefore survives with its original credits in the Blue Ribbon titles.[citation needed|date=]

  • Like most (if not all) of the Inki shorts, this one has been banned due to extensive African stereotyping (though this short also includes stereotypes of American Indians).
  • The sequence of dinosaurs and saber-toothed tigers fighting each other would later be reused for the Robert McKimson cartoon "Pre-Hysterical Hare".


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