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Tea for Two Hundred (1948)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Family  |  24 December 1948 (USA)
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Donald is preparing a little picnic when he sees some ants passing by. He decides to tease one, ultimately by piling lots of food onto it. The ant eventually stumbles, but realizes Donald ... See full summary »

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Uncredited cast:
Pinto Colvig ...
Ants (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Nash ...
Donald Duck (voice) (uncredited)
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Donald is preparing a little picnic when he sees some ants passing by. He decides to tease one, ultimately by piling lots of food onto it. The ant eventually stumbles, but realizes Donald is sitting on a veritable gold mine. He rallies his fellow ants, and while Donald is napping, they cart him to a cliff and drop him into the river. When he returns to the raid in progress, he finds himself powerless to stop it. He dynamites the ant hill, but that only separates the ledge he's standing on, and he finds himself in the river again as the ants finish off a cupcake. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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24 December 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aku Ankka ja muurahaiset  »

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Trivia

The title is based on the song "Tea for Two" from the 1925 musical "No, No, Nanette" with music by Vincent Youmans and lyrics by Irving Caesar. See more »

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The ants in this short are shown with two "arms" and two "legs" when in fact ants have six legs. See more »

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Ant: Hongola Bongola!
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My sympathies lie entirely with the ants!

This cartoon, nominated for an Oscar, is one of the better Donald Duck cartoons. Donald gets what he deserves and it's hilarious to boot. This cartoon is proof that drawing attention to yourself sometimes is a very bad idea. This shows on The Ink and Paint Club from time to time. Recommended.


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