Yankee Doodle Cricket
Directed byChuck Jones
Written byChuck Jones
George Selden
StarringLes Tremayne
Mel Blanc
June Foray
Music byDean Elliott
Release date
January 16, 1975
Running time
24 minutes
CountryUnited States

Yankee Doodle Cricket is a 1975 American television animated special directed by American animator Chuck Jones.[1] June Foray was the voice of Queen Bee. It originally aired on ABC on January 16, 1975.[2] The special was released on VHS, and Laserdisc by Family Home Entertainment, and it was released on VHS again in 1999 and on DVD in 2002 and 2007 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment.


The War of Independence has begun, and Tucker the Mouse, Harry the Cat and Chester C. Cricket are indispensable to the American colonies' effort to free themselves from the rule of the despotic English king. Harry and Tucker help Thomas Jefferson write the Declaration of Independence. Chester creates the tune for "Yankee Doodle Dandy." And all the animals—including John and Marsha, the lightning bugs—help Paul Revere spread the message that The British are coming.



  1. ^ Lenburg, Jeff (1999). The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons. Checkmark Books. p. 349. ISBN 0-8160-3831-7. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  2. ^ Woolery, George W. (1989). Animated TV Specials: The Complete Directory to the First Twenty-Five Years, 1962-1987. Scarecrow Press. pp. 460–461. ISBN 0-8108-2198-2. Retrieved 27 March 2020.