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Caveman Inki
Directed By: Chuck Jones
Produced By: Eddie Selzer (uncredited)
Released: November 25, 1950
Series: Looney Tunes
Story: Michael Maltese
Animation: Phil Monroe
Ben Washam
Ken Harris
Lloyd Vaughan
Layouts: Robert Gribbroek
Backgrounds: Philip DeGuard
Film Editor: Treg Brown (uncredited)
Voiced By: Mel Blanc (uncredited)
Music: Carl Stalling
Milt Franklyn (orchestration)
Starring: Inki
Minah Bird
Inki's Pet Dinosaur
Sabre-toothed Lion
Large Dinosaur
Preceded By: Bushy Hare
Succeeded By: Dog Collared
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Caveman Inki (1950)

Caveman Inki is a 1950 Looney Tunes cartoon directed by Chuck Jones. It is the only Inki cartoon reissued after 1956 in the 1957-1958 season (blue rings) with production number 1509,[citation needed] and therefore survives with its original credits in the Blue Ribbon titles.


Inki is going hunting for food, he is joined along with his pet dinosaur. While the two are walking, a volcano splits and reveals a Minah Bird that has a peculiar hopping walk. Inki chases after the bird, but ends up caught between a Saber-Tooth Lion that wants Inki for the bone in his top knot.

The lion chases Inki and vice versa. While constantly running into a caveman that is trying to cook a stew (Of course it's a running gag in the story). The dinosaur is also out to get the Mynah Bird, but ends up getting caught by the bird.

The caveman who is cooking the stew finally catches Inki and the Lion because they keep ruining his stew. At the end however he discovers that the bird has eaten all of his stew.


Because this cartoon portrays stereotypes of Indian and black cultures, it is no longer included in USA television packages, along with the other 4 Inki shorts. This is the only Inki cartoon to not be released on any official home video set.

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