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The Grasshopper and the Ants (1934)

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As in the classic fable, the grasshopper plays his fiddle and lives for the moment, while the industrious ants squirrel away massive amounts of food for the winter. With his song, he's able... See full summary »

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Pinto Colvig ...
Grasshopper (voice) (uncredited)
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As in the classic fable, the grasshopper plays his fiddle and lives for the moment, while the industrious ants squirrel away massive amounts of food for the winter. With his song, he's able to convince at least one small ant until the queen arrives and scares him back to work. The queen warns the grasshopper of the trouble he'll be in, come winter. Winter comes, and the grasshopper, near starvation, stumbles across the ants, who are having a full-on feast in their snug little tree. They take him in and warm him up. The queen tells him only those who work can eat so he must play for them. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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10 February 1934 (USA)  »

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Den dovne græshoppe  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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The Grasshopper is voiced by Pinto Colvig, better known as the voice of Goofy. The song "The World Owes Me a Living" was later used as a theme song of sorts for Goofy. See more »

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Queen Ant: With ants, only those who work may stay. So take your fiddle.
[the grasshopper starts to leave]
Queen Ant: ... and play!
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Featured in False Notes (2011) See more »

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The World Owes Me a Living
Written by Frank Churchill
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The Grasshopper and the Ants was a fine Disney Silly Symphony that starred the voice of Goofy: Pinto Colvig
31 December 2008 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Just watched this Disney Silly Symphony on YouTube. In this one, a grasshopper fiddles away singing, "The World Owes Us a Living" while the worker ants prepare for the winter storage. The queen of them warns the grasshopper of what will happen if the grasshopper doesn't prepare himself but he pays her no mind. Then the blizzard comes...If the voice of the grasshopper sounds familiar, that's because it's the same one that will voice the eventually popular Goofy: Pinto Colvig. He provides ample charm here despite his character being somewhat lazy in nature. And when he does learn his lesson, he changes the words to reflect that learning. I'm sure the Depression audience that watched this in theatres came away with that attitude as well and possibly whistled that tune going out. Uncle Walt himself probably liked it as well since it became-with a few note changes-Goofy's theme as well. So on that note, I highly recommend The Grasshopper and the Ants.


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