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A picnic; no humans in sight. Both the red and black ant colonies spot it at the same time. Their scouts get into a fight over the first olive, and of course you know, this means war. The ... See full summary »

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Black Ant / Red Ant Captain / Black Ant General (voice) (uncredited)
Kent Rogers ...
Red Ant, Red Ant General (voice) (uncredited)
The Sportsmen Quartet ...
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A picnic; no humans in sight. Both the red and black ant colonies spot it at the same time. Their scouts get into a fight over the first olive, and of course you know, this means war. The war features such gags as limburger stink bombs, commando raids on the cake, and a bucket brigade building a sandwich. But the human returns, gathering up everything but one cake. The generals get into another fight trying to divide it. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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18 January 1941 (USA)  »

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The Fighting 69 1/2th  »

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[first lines]
[the black ant and the red ant are fighting over an olive]
Black Ant: Oh, no you don't.
Red Ant: Oh, yes I do.
Red Ant: Oh, no you don't.
Red Ant: Oh, yes I do.
Black Ant: Oh, no you don't.
Red Ant: Oh, yes I do.
Black Ant: You don't!
Red Ant: I do!
[...]
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War declared over cherry on top of picnic cake
25 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The most memorable part of this cartoon (in my estimation)is where the red ant and black ant generals are atop the picnic cake that has a big red cherry at its center. They use their swords to draw a line across the top of the cake dividing it in two, with the cherry carefully selected to be on their side. Arguments ensue, each general erasing the other's dividing line with his feet and using his sword to draw a new one with the cherry on his side. After several back-and-forth erasures WAR is declared and, among other things, Limburger cheese is shot from slingshots at the opposing sides in an all-out battle. In the trenches, Gas Masks are donned by both sides which then engage in fierce hand-to-hand combat.


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