Menu
Menu

Inki

Posted in WB Cartoon Companion on March 22, 2004

    Little African character, created by Chuck Jones, who appeared in a handful of cartoons between 1939 and 1950. Inki would usually be hunting some animal, all the while being stalked by a mysterious, inscrutable minah bird, hopping along to the tune of the “Fingal’s Cave” theme from Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture. These cartoons are rarely seen today, partly for fear -- ungrounded, in my view -- that the depiction of the character is racist in nature. Inki is a very neutral character, really quite inoffensive.

    Inki and the Minah Bird (1943) features exceptional animation by Shamus Culhane.

    Filmography, all directed by Jones:

        Little Lion Hunter (1939)
        Inki and the Lion (1941)
        Inki and the Mihah Bird (1943)
        Inki at the Circus (1947)
        Caveman Inki (1950)

It's only fair to share...Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on RedditShare on Google+Share on LinkedIn

-------------------------------
• Back to the Glossary
• The Warner Brothers Cartoon Companion is © (copyright) 1996 E. O. Costello. All rights reserved.

Latest News