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Sniffles and the Bookworm (1939)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Family, Short  |  2 December 1939 (USA)
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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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Various (voice) (uncredited)
Margaret Hill-Talbot ...
Sniffles (voice) (uncredited)
Cliff Nazarro ...
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Gay Seabrook ...
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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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Sniffles: Stop!
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References The Count of Monte Cristo (1934) See more »

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Rosamunde
ballet music: andantino (1823) (uncredited)
Music by Franz Schubert
Played by uncredited orchestra
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Mutiny in the Nursery
31 March 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mutiny in the Nursery--that song has been lodged in my head for about the past 20 years. This, as I found out today, is the source of it. I love that song.

The cartoon itself is nothing great, nothing too imaginative. A bunch of literary characters come to life in a bookshop late at night and sing and dance around. Sniffles the mouse is there. So is a little green bookworm.

In my elementary school library in the 80s, I remember there was a poster with the caption "READ", and it featured a little green bookworm that looked much like the bookworm in this cartoon, resting up against a tree trunk and reading a book. I remember thinking it was not the best propaganda, because what children want to model themselves after a bald, mild-mannered, ineffectual little bookworm with spectacles?


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