The Egg Collector (1940) - Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series

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The Egg Collector

The Egg Collector

The Egg Collector (1940) - Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series The Egg Collector

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  • Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon SeriesTheatricalSeriesCartoon
  • Traditional Animation
  • Leon Schlesinger Studios
  • Distributed by: Warner Bros.
  • Cartoon Characters: Sniffles, Bookworm, Owl.
  • Voice Actors: Marjorie Tarlton, Leone Ledoux.
  • Directed By Chuck Jones.
  • Produced By Leon Schlesinger.
  • Animated By Rudy Larriva.
  • Music: Carl W. Stalling.
  • Originally Released on July 20, 1940. (more dates More Dates...)
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 7:36 minutes.
  • Production Number: 9595.
    MPAA: 05919
  • Color
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Cartoon Summary:

Sniffles reads a book on egg collecting. The book says that the great barn owl is very gentle, except it eats rodents. Not knowing what a rodent is, Sniffles and his friend the bookworm go searching for an egg. The pair travel to a church to obtain one from a...  (more)

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The woman or women who actually did the voice for Sniffles is a matter of much debate, and no one seems to be able to firmly fix who did the voice. Marjorie Tarlton and Leone Ledoux are the most probable actresses to do the voice, and probably both...  (more)

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This animated short is erroneously listed as being nominated for an Academy Award for Best Short Film (Animated) in 1939. Its release was 1940. So was another Leon Schlesinger production, A WILD HARE, which featured the debut of Bugs Bunny and which indeed...  (read more)

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Too Cute! Enough Said!

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