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The Fighting 69 ½th
Fighting 69
Directed By: I. Freleng
Produced By: Leon Schlesinger
Released: January 18, 1941
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Jack Miller
Animation: Gil Turner
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
The Sportsmen Quartet
Music: Carl W. Stalling
Starring: Black Ant
Red Ant Captain
Black Ant General
Red Ant
Red Ant General
Preceded By: Porky's Snooze Reel
Succeeded By: Sniffles Bells the Cat
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The Fighting 69½th (1941) Leon Schlesinger Studios

The Fighting 69 ½th is a 1941 cartoon directed by Friz Freleng.


The title is a reference to the 1940 Warner Brothers war film "The Fighting 69th."

Blue Ribbon

The cartoon was reissued twice, once in 1943-44 season, evident from red background blue rings, and once in the 1952-53 season, evident from red background green rings, and THE END end title.

The cartoon has been restored, in it's dubbed version format for the DVD release. See below for more details.


A couple is having a picnic in a peaceful forest. Red ants are on one side and black ants on the other. Both sides declare to declare war over the couple, and their picnic basket.


Available on Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 6, Disc 2, as a special feature, with the Blue Ribbon opening, and 1995 dubbed version.

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