The Ant and the Aardvark were regulars on the old Pink Panther show. They were the DePatie-Freeling equivalent of the Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote. Every episode would see the Aardvark deploy one strategy after another to catch that Ant, and every attempt would blow up in his face (often quite literally). The animation, the invention and the energy are a long way from being up to the level of the Warner team. What is fun, though, is that both antagonists here are very loquacious (voiced by …ohn Byner). Not all the lines are funny, but the characterizations are good fun, and all 17 of their adventures are present.
The stereo is pretty basic, and has no surround elements at all. The sound quality varies from episode to episode. In some instance, the sound is crisp and clean. In others, the distortion is very noticeable. Overall, the disc is unobjectionable, but if you remember watching this on an old, mono television, you won’t notice much improvement here.
There prints are generally very good. There is a little bit of grain, but it is decidedly minor, and there is no other real damage. The image is sharp (one can easily make out the seams on the characters in this budget-conscious animation). The colours are terrific: consistently bright and stable.
Younger viewers might find this a bit hard to get into, but us oldsters will have some pleasant childhood memories revived.