Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Ant and the Aardvark

The Ant and the Aardvark was a series of short cartoons produced at DePatie-Freleng Enterprises and released by United Artists from 1969 to 1971.

The cartoon follows attempts of an unnamed blue aardvark to catch and eat a red ant named Charlie, usually doing so by inhaling with a loud vacuum cleaner sound.

There were many minor characters in the series. Among them was Cousin Term the Termite, the unnamed cousin ant, Charlie's Aunt Minerva (one of the Gi-ants), Tiny the Elephant (Charlie Ant's lodge brother), Tiger, the faceless scientist with a Boris Karloff-like voice, the unnamed nurse, the mischievous dog, the anteater-eating shark, the lifeguard who mistook Aardvark for a dog (he always said, "OFF THE BEACH!"), an unnamed bear that always hurts Aardvark and even a Tarzan character (another lodge brother).


  1. OH MY GOODNESS!!! This one one of my favorites!! This is awesome!!!!!