The Little Lion Hunter
Directed By: Chuck Jones
Produced By: Leon Schlesinger
Henry Binder (uncredited)
Released: October 7, 1939
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Bob Givens
Tedd Pierce (uncredited)
Animation: Phil Monroe
Ken Harris (uncredited)
Rudy Larriva (uncredited)
Bob McKimson (uncredited)
Film Editor: Treg Brown (uncredited)
Voiced By: Mel Blanc (uncredited)
Music: Carl W. Stalling
Starring: Inki
Minah Bird
Preceded By: Naughty Neighbors
Succeeded By: The Good Egg

The Little Lion Hunter is a 1939 Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Chuck Jones. The film introduces the characters of Inki & the Minah Bird.


Little African boy Inki is out hunting in the jungle with his spear, to the music of Felix Mendelssohn's Fingal's Cave Overture, but has some difficulty in capturing any animals. He's also oblivious to the fact that a ferocious lion has selected him as prey and is sneaking up on him.