Sunday, September 5, 2010
Title: Little Brother Rat
Studio: Warner Bros.
Credits: - (but Sniffles equals Chuck Jones)
Series: Merrie Melodies (according to Blue Ribbon retitle
Running time (of viewed version): 7:26
Looney Tunes the Chuck Jones Collection Mouse [Blu-ray]
Synopsis: On a scavenger hunt, Sniffles makes enemies and friends.
Comments: One of two Schlesinger cartoons released on this day. Bah, it's a Sniffles cartoon (even tho it ultimately has some nice visuals). The other mice at the party aren't nearly as offensive looking as Sniffles (their voices still stink, tho). Some of the other mice are named Cheesie, George, Squeakie, Jimmy and Davie. Did normal scavenger hunts have suicidally dangerous items to obtain? Or items which will kill the children of your enemies? The hooting of the little owl sounds good. Silhouette shot. The clerk's head goes bulbous twice. Seems lame to do it twice. I like Mel's adult owl voice. The owls make this a decent cartoon. I like the plunging shot of Sniffles. But then I suppose I could have been hoping he'd die. The title is a play on the movie "Brother Rat" from 1938. I first looked up "Little Brother" in the Maltin film guide, assuming "Rat" was the addition...