The Grasshopper and the Ants is a 1934 animated short film from the Silly Symphony series and it is one of their better efforts.
It is about a grasshopper who just sings and dances while the ants work to prepare the food for harsh winter. And of course the grasshopper eventually comes to learn his lesson. Now, this is the perfect example of a message film which is why this series is so good and is famous for. It has a great message and although it ends on a happy note and not as I expected, that was still an interesting development and the message is still nicely emphasized and important for children to watch.
I liked the character of grasshopper. And although the ants unfortunately did not get much to do, the queen ant did and she was so well realized and one of the highlights is the relationship between the two. I also liked the music in here and the animation is simply beautiful and one of the series’ better animated works as the details and the character design are both great. And it is a deftly edited picture.