The Ant and the Aardvark
The Ant And The Aardvark is a series of 17 short cartoons released between March 5,1969 and June 20,1971
Plot[change | change source]
The cartoons follow attempts of a blue aardvark named Aardvark (voiced by John Byner), to catch and eat a red ant named Charlie (also voiced by John Byner. Aardvark does this by inhaling with a loud vacuum cleaner sound. In the episode Rough Brunch, he claims his name is simply "Aardvark." Charlie Ant gives his nemesis several names as sly terms of endearment (Ol' Sam, Ol' Ben, Ol' Blue, Claude, Pal, Buddy, Daddy-O). In several bumper sequences of The Pink Panther Show, he is called "Blue Aardvark."
Filmography[change | change source]
All voices provided by John Byner unless otherwise noted.
|№||Title||Directed by:||Story:||Release date:||Additional voices:||Synopsis:|
|1||The Ant and the Aardvark||Friz Freleng||John W. Dunn||March 5, 1969||The Ant's quiet lunch is upset by a hungry blue Aardvark.|
|2||Hasty But Tasty||Gerry Chiniquy||John W. Dunn||March 6, 1969||The Aardvark is troubled by the portable "Instant Hole" which removes the ground beneath him on the edge of a cliff. It also lets the air out of a balloon holding the Aardvark in the air.|
|3||The Ant From Uncle||George Gordon||John W. Dunn||April 2, 1969||To keep the Ant from escaping, the Aardvark tries to plug every ant hole he can find. Unfortunately finds a huge hole the size of a volcanic which is the dwelling of Charlie's huge, older brother or cousin.|
|4||I've Got Ants in My Plans||Gerry Chiniquy||John W. Dunn||May 14, 1969||After breaking up a formal Ant dinner, the Aardvark fights over the Ant with a rival green aardvark.|
|5||Technology, Phooey||Gerry Chiniquy||Irv Spector||June 25, 1969||The Aardvark buys a computer (with a speaking voice resembling Paul Lynde) to help him catch the Ant.|
|6||Never Bug an Ant||Gerry Chiniquy||David Detiege||September 12, 1969||The Aardvark gets a real vacuum to suck the Ant out of his home.|
|7||Dune Bug||Art Davis||John W. Dunn||October 27, 1969||The Ant is spending his vacation at the beach. There the Aardvark doggedly pursues him. In addition, a nearsighted lifeguard mistakes the Aardvark for a dog, which are not allowed on the beach without a leash.|
|8||Isle of Caprice||Gerry Chiniquy||David Detiege||December 18, 1969||Stranded on a desert island, the hungry Aardvark tries to avoid a shark while trying to get to a nearby island full of ants.|
|9||Scratch a Tiger||Hawley Pratt||Irv Spector||January 28, 1970||Marvin Miller||The Ant removes a thorn from a tiger's paw. Then the tiger repays the favor by protecting the Ant from the hungry Aardvark.|
|10||Odd Ant Out||Gerry Chiniquy||Sid Marcus||April 28, 1970||The green aardvark returns as he battles over a can of Chocolate Covered Ants with the Aardvark.|
|11||Ants in the Pantry||Hawley Pratt||John W. Dunn||June 10, 1970||In order to eat, the Aardvark tries to rid a house of its ant infestation.|
|12||Science Friction||Gerry Chiniquy||Larz Bourne||June 28, 1970||The Aardvark chases after the Ant, who is being studied by a local scientist.|
|13||Mumbo Jumbo||Art Davis||John W. Dunn||September 27, 1970||The Ant is a member of the Brothers of the Forest Lodge 202. The members promise to always help one another in a time of distress by shouting the call "Timbula Zoombula."|
|14||The Froze Nose Knows||Gerry Chiniquy||Dale Hale||November 18, 1970||The Aardvark tries his best to capture the Ant during a snowy winter.|
|15||Don't Hustle an Ant with Muscle||Art Davis||Dale Hale||December 27, 1970||After eating a bottle full of vitamins, the Ant gains super strength.|
|16||Rough Brunch||Art Davis||Sid Marcus||January 3, 1971||The Ant seeks refuge from the Aardvark with his termite cousin Term at the termite's huge house.|
|17||From Bed to Worse||Art Davis||John W. Dunn||June 16, 1971||Athena Lorde||After being hit by a truck, the Ant and the Aardvark find themselves in an animal hospital along with a dog and rhino.|
References[change | change source]
- Simonson, Robert (22 June 2004). "Sondheim, Lane and Stroman's The Frogs Finds a Lily Pad at Lincoln Center Beginning June 22". Playbill. Retrieved 2009-08-10.
- Scott, Vernon (26 July 1985). "JOHN BYNER IS THE MAN BEHIND CHARACTER'S VOICE". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 2009-08-10.
- Beck, Jerry (2006). Pink Panther: The Ultimate Guide to the Coolest Cat in Town. New York, New York: Dorling Kindersley, Ltd. pp. 38–39, 44–45, 102–103. ISBN 0-7566-1033-8.