Inki and the Minah Bird
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Directed By: Chuck Jones
Produced By: Leon Schlesinger
Released: November 13, 1943
Series: Merrie Melodies
Animation: Robert Cannon
Shamus Culhane (uncredited)
Ken Harris (uncredited)
Layouts: John McGrew (uncredited)
Backgrounds: Gene Fleury (uncredited)
Bernyce Polifka (uncredited)
Film Editor: Treg Brown (uncredited)
Voiced By: Mel Blanc (uncredited)
Music: Carl W. Stalling
Starring: Inki
Minah Bird
Preceded By: Falling Hare
Succeeded By: Daffy - The Commando
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Inki and the Minah Bird

Inki and the Minah Bird is a 1943 Merrie Melodies cartoon.


Inki is an African child who runs into a denture-wearing lion while hunting with a spear. The lion then chases the young native all over the place. The Minah Bird joins forces with Inki against the mighty lion, but proceeds to mess everything up for all.


  • 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. It includes scenes or situations that portray potentially offensive, negative or otherwise socially unacceptable content which may be perceived as fostering stereotypes of African-Americans.

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