Bedtime for Sniffles
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Directed By: Chuck Jones
Produced By: Leon Schlesinger
Released: November 23, 1940
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Rich Hogan
Tedd Pierce (uncredited)
Animation: Robert Canon
Ken Harris (uncredited)
Rudy Larriva (uncredited)
Robert McKimson (uncredited)
Phil Monroe (uncredited)
Film Editor: Treg Brown (uncredited)
Voiced By: Margaret Hill-Talbot (uncredited)
Marjorie Tarlton (uncredited)
Leone Ledoux (uncredited)
Music: Carl W. Stalling
Starring: Sniffles
Preceded By: Wacky Wildlife
Succeeded By: Porky's Hired Hand

Bedtime for Sniffles is a 1940 Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Chuck Jones.


In his little sardine can house, Sniffles tries to stay awake and wait up to see Santa on Christmas Eve. Sniffles is sweeping up and singing "Jingle Bells" while he waits for Santa. In just an hour, Santa will be here. He makes a cup of Haxwell Mouse Coffee and reads Good Mousekeeping magazine while he waits, only to have it all go to waste as he falls asleep anyway.


  • The Blue Ribbon reissue uses the 1945-55 opening MM cue, then proceeds to audio holding the original film.
  • While the USA Turner dubbed version replaces the original 1939-1941 Merrie Melodies ending music cue with the 1941-1955 Merrie Melodies ending music cue, the EU Turner dubbed version retains the original ending music cue.


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