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Sniffles escapes through different areas of the farmhouse.

Afterward, the adult owl congratulates Sniffles for saving the baby owl, "And as a token of our gratitude, we would like to give you this egg.".

Original The full moon is out tonight, and we find some rather decent background colors of the farmhouse at night.

Sniffles makes a trip and looks at the egg mysteriously as the cartoon ends.

Afterward, Sniffles wraps up the baby owl inside the egg, but the owl's legs crack open from the eggshell and walks out.
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Starring Warner Bros. Approved | 7min | Family, Animation, Short | 2 September 1939 (USA) Sniffles the mouse has to get an owl's egg for a scavenger hunt, but once he's gotten it, the egg hatches and draws the attention of the mouse-eating father owl.

Then there's that weird black bird with the ... See full summary ». He accidentally trips on a nail in the wooden plank on the floor.

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After waving goodbye to the owl, the egg itself opens with the baby owl still inside hooting.

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Little Brother Rat is a 1939 Merrie Melodies short directed by Chuck Jones. Sniffles reacts to the owl hooting.

Little Brother Rat

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Sniffles responds reassuringly, 'An owl's egg?' He arrives at the mice's headquarters underground with joy about holding a cat's whiskers. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Chuck Jones is widely considered one of animation's finest directors/animators and for very good reason.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. All the other mice turn amazed at hearing Sniffles caught the cat's whiskers: 'Gee, Sniffles really got it', 'Sniffles got it!'

The owl then picks up the cat and flies him off to dump him elsewhere. Little Brother Rat.

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Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Looney Tunes Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. He hands over the baby egg to Sniffles to keep--which would mean Sniffles (likely won the competition, depending on how much other mice have had luck with searching for the egg).

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Sniffles steps out and points with his finger to order the baby owl to enter. Sniffles then lands on top of the cat - who's body hits the ground but Sniffles springs up to the top. Tech specs added by Toonatic; 8/20/2014 . 'Gee Willikers!' The adult owl says bye before flying away.