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The Grasshopper and the Ants (1934)

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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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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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 L'ami public numéro un: Pinocchio (1963) See more »

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The World Owes Me a Living
Written by Frank Churchill
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Very enjoyable silly symphony that is lots of fun!
22 September 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Grasshopper and the Ants is a very enjoyable Silly Symphony, about a fiddle playing grasshopper and a group of ants. The animation is beautiful, and so is the music. The characters are really likable, especially the grasshopper. Also watch out for the original voice of Goofy, the one and only Pinto Colvig. Adapted from Aesop, this silly symphony has some funny moments with a simple story and a nice moral, and a couple of poignant ones- the part when the grasshopper is pleading to the queen is bound to break someone's heart, again it could be to do with how Colvig delivered the line. And the part when the Ant Queen says "Go on with your fiddle... and play" was just perfect. My final verdict is a fun and very enjoyable silly symphony. A definite 10/10. Bethany Cox


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