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Sniffles and the Bookworm (1939)

Literary characters come to life late at night in a bookshop, serenading Sniffles the mouse with swing music until the Frankenstein monster intrudes.

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Literary characters come to life late at night in a bookshop, serenading Sniffles the mouse with swing music until the Frankenstein monster intrudes.

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2 December 1939 (USA)  »

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[last lines]
Sniffles: Stop!
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Connections

References Lorna Doone (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

Fasolt and Fafner
(1869) (uncredited)
from "Das Rheingold"
Music by Richard Wagner
Played when the Frankenstein monster slowly walks over to Sniffles
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Sniffles's all time best
14 August 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Chuck Jones's first star Sniffles was usually known as just plain cute. However, "Sniffles and the Bookworm" is different. This cartoon incorporates the "inanimate objects come to life" genre that twice portrayed books acting out their titles ("Have You Got Any Castles?" and "Book Revue"): Sniffles, a studious worm, and a group of classic novels have a hootenanny and inadvertently wake up Frankenstein's monster.

So, for once, we do get to see a different side of this mouse. Of course, I probably speak for most Looney Tunes fans when I say that Chuck Jones got really good once he started directing Bugs, Daffy, and the rest of the really famous characters.

All in all, worth seeing.


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