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Naughty But Mice (1939)

Approved | | Family, Animation, Short | 20 May 1939 (USA)
Sniffles the mouse, in his first appearance in a Warner Bros. cartoon, goes to a drugstore and gets drunk on a cold remedy, then befriends an electric razor and gets it drunk as well.

Director:

Chuck Jones (as Charles Jones)

Writer:

Rich Hogan (story by)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Hungry Cat (voice) (uncredited)
Margaret Hill-Talbot Margaret Hill-Talbot ... Sniffles (voice) (uncredited)
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Sniffles the mouse, in his first appearance in a Warner Bros. cartoon, goes to a drugstore and gets drunk on a cold remedy, then befriends an electric razor and gets it drunk as well.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 1939 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This is released on 1990 on Gremlins 2: The New Batch See more »

Soundtracks

William Tell Overture
(1829) (uncredited)
Music by Gioachino Rossini
Played when the electric razor comes to the rescue
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Chuck Jones's first star
6 August 2007 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Chuck Jones's "Naughty But Mice" is mostly worth seeing as a historical reference: it was the first cartoon starring the cute-by-any-measure mouse Sniffles. In this case, he sneaks into a drug store looking for a cold remedy. It burns his mouth, and so he drinks whiskey to cool off...and only succeeds in getting drunk (why do cartoon characters like to booze themselves up so much?), at which point he befriends an electric razor (they had electric razors all the way back in 1939?). The razor then has to rescue him from a cat.

Overall, not much happens here that I didn't predict; I guess that it took Jones a year or two to come up with really clever ideas. I can see why cute Sniffles eventually disappeared to make way for a certain acerbic rabbit and the later characters.

Like I said: worth seeing to see who was Jones's first star, but not for much else.


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