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).

Storyline[edit]

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

Trivia[edit]

  • 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.

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