The Old Lady Squirrel is a character in Disney's 1963 feature film the Sword in the Stone, who briefly appeared in a scene where she sees Merlin disguised as a squirrel and quickly falls in love with him. Her chittering noises are provided by Martha Wentworth who is also the voice of Madam Mim in the same film.
The old lady squirrel is funny, prissy, eccentric, annoying, excitable, and crazy about male squirrels. She becomes both terrified and frustrated when she learned that Merlin was a grumpy old man instead of a squirrel.
Role in the film
In the film, the old lady squirrel is first seen meeting Merlin as a squirrel eye to eye, face to face, when Merlin was singing "A Most Befuddling Thing". Later, she keeps pestering him, even though Merlin tried to keep her away from him. She even kissed him and kept sniffing him (which proves that she was getting to know him).
When Merlin fell down the branch when she kept tickling him in his stomach, he fell into a pile of leaves, and the old lady squirrel ran down the tree and ran over to the leaves. However, when Merlin turned himself back into a human, she was at first scared, then angry, at this, and Merlin scares her away by barking.
It is unknown what her fate was after the events of the movie.
She never appears in the rest of the film.
- The old lady squirrel is also called "Granny Squirrel".
- The old lady squirrel seems to resemble a female version of Gopher from Winnie the Pooh.