The Night Watchman

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The Night Watchman is a Merrie Melodies cartoon released to theaters on November 19, 1938. This short was the very first film directed by a then-credited Charles Jones after he was promoted from an animator (where he was under Fred Avery and Robert Clampett's units).


The watchman gets sick, so his son is enlisted to watch the kitchen. When the gangland-style mice find out that he's the one on duty, they try to take over.

Voice cast[edit]

  • Mel Blanc as Hoodlum Mice
  • Peggy Hill (Margaret Talbot) as Tommy Cat


  • For the so-called "dubbed version" created by Turner, recreated Blue Ribbon title cards were made for this cartoon and Daffy Duck & Egghead (see this page for more details). For the 2006 DVD release, the original title cards were found for this cartoon.
  • Margaret Talbot's (née Peggy Hill) first cartoon for Chuck Jones, later to do the voice of Sniffles the Mouse.