Good Night, Elmer
Directed byCharles Jones
Story byRich Hogan
Produced byLeon Schlesinger
StarringMel Blanc (uncredited)
Edited byTreg Brown (uncredited)
Music byCarl W. Stalling
Animation byPhilip Monroe
Robert Cannon (uncredited)
Ken Harris (uncredited)
Rudy Larriva (uncredited)
A.C. Gamer (effects, uncredited)
Layouts byBob Givens (uncredited)
Backgrounds byPaul Julian (uncredited)
Color processTechnicolor
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release date
  • October 26, 1940 (1940-10-26)
Running time
7 minutes

Good Night, Elmer is a 1940 Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies cartoon short, directed by Chuck Jones, animated by Phil Monroe and written by Rich Hogan.[1] The short was released on October 26, 1940 and features Elmer Fudd.[2]


The cartoon depicts ill-fated attempts by Elmer, in a rare leading role, to extinguish a candle by his bedside so that he can retire for the night, with the flame always surging again in spite of Elmer's best efforts. Elmer finally succeeds, but only at the expense of wrecking his bedroom in the process, and no sooner than he lies down, the sun comes up, precipitating a nervous breakdown in Elmer Fudd, who starts weeping, bawling, and crying.

See also


  1. ^ Beck, Jerry; Friedwald, Will (1989). Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Warner Bros. Cartoons. Henry Holt and Co. p. 108. ISBN 0-8050-0894-2.
  2. ^ Lenburg, Jeff (1999). The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons. Checkmark Books. pp. 77–79. ISBN 0-8160-3831-7. Retrieved 6 June 2020.