Of Thee I Sting
Of Thee I Sting
Directed By: Friz Freleng
Produced By: Eddie Selzer (uncredited)
Released: August 17, 1946
Series: Looney Tunes
Story: Michael Maltese
Animation: Virgil Ross
Manuel Perez
Gerry Chiniquy
Ken Champin
Layouts: Hawley Pratt
Paul Julian
Backgrounds: Hawley Pratt
Paul Julian
Film Editor: Treg Brown (uncredited)
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Robert C. Bruce (uncredited)
Music: Carl Stalling
Starring: Mosquitoes
Preceded By: Bacall to Arms
Succeeded By: Walky Talky Hawky

Of Thee I Sting is a 1946 Looney Tunes directed by Friz Freleng, written by Michael Maltese and narrated by Robert C. Bruce. It parodies contemporary documentaries about World War II.


The title is a pun on the Broadway musical Of Thee I Sing.


In Target for Tonight-style, a narrator briefs the audience on a mosquito attack upon a picnic.


  • Material was reused from the Target Snafu cartoon.
  • ^ p.78 Shull Michael S. & Wilt, David Doing Their Bit: Wartime American Animated Short Films, 1939-1945 2004 McFarland
  • This is a post-war short, but it is done in the style of war-time newsreels. By this time, most Warner Brothers cartoons had reduced their references to the war to minor elements.
  • The names of the planes in the attack are: Gravel Gertie (a Dick Tracy villain), Bugs Bunny, Sweet Sioux, and Mrs Kalabash (a mysterious character often referred to by Jimmy Durante).
  • This was the earliest Looney Tune to be reissued and keep its ending music. On the Turner "dubbed version", the Merrie Melodies end theme plays instead (such errors plagued several of the other "dubbed versions" as well). However, in 2011, this was fixed on most dubbed version airings on Boomerang.

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