Elmer Fudd, on a fourth of July picnic, throws some of his firecrackers into an ant colony, and the ants declare all-out war on him.

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Elmer Fudd, on a fourth of July picnic, throws some of his firecrackers into an ant colony, and the ants declare all-out war on him.

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The leader of the ants is based on Harry S. Truman who was President in 1953, (as this was released) and the cardboard box he makes his verbal speech on, is based on the Capitol building. See more »

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[after Elmer Fudd threw first firecracker. This did not attack the ants]
Elmer Fudd: Hoowee, for the fourth of July!
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Featured in No 73: Episode #8.2 (1987) See more »

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Columbia, The Gem of the Ocean (The Red, White and Blue)
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Written by David T. Shaw
Arranged by Thomas A. Beckett
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"You'll never take me awive!"
1 October 2015 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

It's the Fourth of July and Elmer Fudd is looking to celebrate with a picnic and fireworks. When he decides to throw some of the fireworks at an ant hill "for fun," he starts a war he has no chance of winning. Elmer Fudd versus a colony of angry ants may not sound like the most exciting idea for a cartoon (and it isn't) but there are some laughs to be had here. Not many but some. Great voice work from Arthur Q. Bryan. Mel Blanc handles the voices of the ants but you wouldn't know it as their voices are sped up Chipmunk-style. That's actually one of the cartoon's bigger negatives, in my opinion. I thought the ant voices were annoying. The animation is crisp with lovely bright colors. Nice score from Carl Stalling. It's not a great short, to be honest. It's enjoyable enough but the ants aren't very funny, leaving most of the laughs to come from Elmer's buffoonery.


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