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Inki and the Minah Bird (1943)

In an African jungle strange enough to have a roaring butterfly, Inki the boy hunter, a lion with false teeth and a magical minah bird match wits.


Chuck Jones (as Charles M. Jones)


Mel Blanc


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Mel Blanc ... Lion (uncredited)


Once again, the mysterious minah bird hops his syncopated way into Inki's lion-hunting expedition. This time the little black bird has a new reality- defying way to disappear: he hops into a haystack which gradually (and with the same catchy hip-hop) shrinks down to a single straw, which vanishes. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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inki | jungle | hunter | lion | false teeth | See All (27) »


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Release Date:

13 November 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Inki i ptica Mina See more »

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Production Co:

Leon Schlesinger Studios See more »
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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Followed by Caveman Inki (1950) See more »


Goombay Drum
Written by Charles Lofthouse, Schuyler Knowlton and Stanley Adams
Plays briefly in the beginning
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yeah, it's like that
5 July 2007 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

The offensively portrayed Inki continues his hunt throughout the jungle, antagonizing a lion. It's no surprise that cartoons like "Inki and the Minah Bird" are harder to find than Warner Bros.'s most famous cartoons, given how they drew Inki. It's very much a product of the old style Euro-American view of Africa.

I get the feeling that these cartoons won't come to DVD anytime soon. If Warner Bros. brings these to DVD, they should put them in a section identifying that these were creations of a pre-conscious era. There were a number of their cartoons like this; others included "Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs". Good to see as a historical reference.

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