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The Brave Little Bat
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Directed By: Charles M. Jones
Produced By: Leon Schlesinger
Released: September 27, 1941
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Rich Hogan
Animation: Rudy Larriva
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Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Margaret Hill-Talbot
Marjorie Tarlton
Leone Ledoux
Music: Carl W. Stalling
Starring: Sniffles
Batty
Cat
Preceded By: Notes to You
Succeeded By: The Bug Parade

The Brave Little Bat is a 1941 Merrie Melodies cartoon.

Plot

Sniffles' car breaks down, so he takes refuge in an old windmill. The keeper of the windmill is a talkative bat which is similar to Sniffles. There also happens to be a cat with a hungry appetite which attempts to devour Sniffles, and the bat saves the mouse from the cat at every turn.

Notes

  • This is the final cartoon where Margaret Hill-Talbot voices Sniffles, as beginning with the next Sniffles cartoon The Unbearable Bear (1943), Marjorie Tarlton, who voices the talkative bat in this cartoon, takes over as the voice of Sniffles.
  • This is also the final Sniffles cartoon with the Disney-esque cutesy direction and slow-pacing. Beginning with The Unbearable Bear, the Sniffles cartoons are faster-paced more comedic in tone, due to director Chuck Jones moving out of his Disney-esque phase in the early-to-mid-1940s. Sniffles would continue to appear in three more cartoons after this before he has been retired for good in 1946.

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