The Egg Collector
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Directed By: Charles Jones
Produced By: Leon Schlesinger
Released: July 20, 1940
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Robert Givens
Animation: Rudy Larriva
Layouts: John McGrew (uncredited)
Backgrounds: Paul Julian (uncredited)
Film Editor: Treg Brown (uncredited)
Voiced By: Mel Blanc (uncredited)
Margaret Hill-Talbot (uncredited)
Leone Ledoux (uncredited)
Gay Seabrook (uncredited)
Music: Carl W. Stalling
Starring: Sniffles
Other Mice
Preceded By: Little Blabbermouse
Succeeded By: A Wild Hare
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The Egg Collector (sometimes known as "Sniffles the Egg Collector") is a 1940 Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Chuck Jones. The short subject features Sniffles and the Bookworm.


Sniffles reads a book about egg collecting. The book says that the great barn owl is very gentle, excluding the fact that it's one of the things on its appetite is rodents. Unaware of what a rodent actually is, Sniffles and his friend the bookworm go in search of an egg. The pair travel to a church hoping to obtain one from a barn owl, and instead leave with a baby owl.