The Bug Parade
Bug Parade
Directed By: Fred Avery (uncredited)
Produced By: Leon Schlesinger
Released: October 11, 1941
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Dave Monahan
Animation: Rod Scribner
Backgrounds: John Didrik Johnsen
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Billy Bletcher
Robert C. Bruce
Music: Carl W. Stalling
Starring: Various Insects
Jerry Colonna Bird
Red and Black Ant
Preceded By: The Brave Little Bat
Succeeded By: Robinson Crusoe Jr.

The Bug Parade is a 1941 Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Tex Avery.


Spot gags featuring gags about bugs. A narrator guides us through a tour of the insect world with humor.


  • The scene where the queen bee lays a bunch of eggs is similar to the scene of the hen chick laying a giant egg in "Swooner Crooner" and the scene of the tuna fish laying a bunch of eggs in "Fresh Fish".
  • This was the last Warner Bros. cartoon that Tex Avery finished before he left for Paramount to work on the Speaking of Animals shorts.[1]



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