The Grasshopper and the Ants(Movie, 1934)

| 8min | Genre: Animation
The Grasshopper and the AntsRating: 3.4/5 (with 17 votes)
The Grasshopper and the Ants is a 1934 American animated short film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by United Artists. Part of the Silly Symphonies series, the film is an adaptation of The Ant and the Grasshopper, one of Aesop's Fables. It was directed by Wilfred Jackson and stars Pinto Colvig as the voice of the grasshopper "Hop." The film introduced the song "The World Owes Me a Living" (later "I Owe the World a Living") by Leigh Harline and Larry Morey, which later became associated with the character Goofy who was also voiced by Colvig. According to Leonard Maltin on the Walt Disney Treasures: Silly Symphonies DVD, this was an early example of the idea of having a character turn blue with cold, when full-spectrum Technicolor was still new at the time. ()
Movie poster of The Grasshopper and the Ants

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About The Grasshopper and the Ants

As in the classic fable, the grasshopper plays his fiddle and lives for the moment, while the industrious ants squirrel away massive amounts of food for the winter. With his song, he's able to convince at least one small ant until the queen arrives and scares him back to work. The queen warns the grasshopper of the trouble he'll be in, come winter. Winter comes, and the grasshopper, near starvation, stumbles across the ants, who are having a full-on feast in their snug little tree. They take him in and warm him up. The queen tells him only those who work can eat so he must play for them. Written by Jon Reeves.

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Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Based on: "The Ant and the Grasshopper"
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 6 languages: Bulgarian (BG), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Italian (IT), Russian (RU)
Status: Released
Release date US: 02/10/1934
Director: Wilfred Jackson
Producer: Walt Disney
Screenwriter: William Cottrell
Animator: Dick Huemer, Gilles DeTremauden
Composer: Leigh Harline
Other Team Members: Albert Hurter
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"O Gafanhoto e as Formigas"
"Die Heuschrecke und die Ameisen"
"Den dovne græshoppe"
"El saltamontes y las hormigas"
"Heinäsirkka ja muurahaiset"
"La cigale et la fourmi"
"La cavalletta e le formiche"
"Gräshoppan och myrorna"
"Кузнечик и муравьи"
"Walt Disney's Silly Symphony: The Grasshopper and the Ants"
Budget: 22,120 USD

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