The Gay Anties
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Directed By: I. Freleng
Produced By: Eddie Selzer (uncredited)
Released: February 15, 1947
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Michael Maltese
Tedd Pierce
Animation: Ken Champin
Virgil Ross
Gerry Chiniquy
Manuel Perez
Layouts: Hawley Pratt
Backgrounds: Hawley Pratt
Film Editor: Treg Brown (uncredited)
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Music: Carl Stalling
Starring: Ants
Preceded By: The Goofy Gophers
Succeeded By: Scent-imental over You

Merrie Melodies - The Gay Anties (Dubbed Version)


Merrie Melodies Cartoons The Gay Anties

The Gay Anties is a 1947 Merrie Melodies short directed by Friz Freleng.


The title is a play on "the gay nineties," the decade in which this short is set.


A colony of ants surreptitiously invade a young couple's park picnic in the 1890s and contrive to steal their food. The ants, frustrated three times in their efforts to make off with a sandwich, spread mustard on the back of the girlfriend's hand and trick the boyfriend into biting it. A female ant sings an overly melodramatic song, "Time Waits for No One", which gets the other ants to run for cover.



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