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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Harry S. Truman was 33rd President, just under five months, when the two Atomic Bombs were dropped over Japan, (Hiroshima on Monday, August 6th, 1945 & Nagasaki, on Thursday, August 9th, 1945), forcing Japanese leader, Emperor Hirohito, to finally surrender. Japan's surrender was three months after Germany, France and almost all other Axis countries (mainly in European countries) surrendered, in June of 1945, near the first anniversary of D-Day, of Tuesday, June 6th, 1944. Two dictators: France citizens captured fleeing leader, Benito Mussolini & immediately executed him & all that were with him! Extremely diabolical German dictator, Adolf Hitler avoided being captured. He & his wife of just hours hid & committed suicide, three days after Mussolini's death, earlier in the week of late April of 1945. See more »

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[after Elmer Fudd throws a firecracker, that lands in a group of ants' colony and the firecracker explodes, one ant, darkened from the explosding gun powder then raises its head]
Ants: Of course, you know, this means war!
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Featured in No 73: Episode #8.2 (1987) See more »

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Pretty funny little battle
28 March 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Elmer Fudd decides to go on a small camping trip for the fourth of July and takes lots of fireworks with him to celebrate. As he starts to set them off he ends up bothering an ant hill - and then throws them at the ants for fun. However the bugs are organised and mobilise an army to repel Fudd.

Elmer Fudd is more of a supporting player than a leading man, so as the film starts it was a bit of a worry. Despite this worry the film actually managed to be quite funny and fast moving. The battle between Fudd and the ants has lots of routines you'll recognise and it pretty much uses every `stick of dynamite' gag you'll have seen. It moves pretty fast and that is part of it's appeal - even if one scene doesn't work that well, it's only a matter of seconds before the next one comes along.

Fudd is OK but he struggled a little at times with the weight of carrying the film. The ants do reasonably well but they don't have that much of a character and, even worse it's really difficult to understand what they are saying at times.

Overall this film feels like it needs a big name in the cast to really raise it a bit, but the minor players do well and still produce a fun little cartoon.


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