Sleepy Time Possum
Sleepy Time Possum
Directed By: Robert McKimson
Produced By: Eddie Selzer (uncredited)
Released: November 3, 1951
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Tedd Pierce
Animation: Charles McKimson
Rod Scribner
John Carey
Phil DeLara
Emery Hawkins
Layouts: Cornett Wood
Backgrounds: Richard H. Thomas
Film Editor: Treg Brown (uncredited)
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Music: Carl Stalling
Starring: The Possum Family
Preceded By: A Bear for Punishment
Succeeded By: Drip-Along Daffy

Sleepy Time Possum is a 1951 Merrie Melodies cartoon.


Forest-dwelling possums, Ma and Pa O'Possum, are frustrated with their son, Junior, who is hanging from a tree by his tail, sleeping, instead of doing his chores. Pa dresses like a dog to suddenly awaken Junior and scare him, in the hope that this will teach the young possum a lesson. Even though the precocious Junior is not frightened in the least by Pa's disguise, he runs away and leads his dad on a chase through the forest.