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Mr. Snoops
Background information
Feature films The Rescuers
Mickey's House of Villains
Short films
Television programs House of Mouse
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Animators Milt Kahl
Voice Joe Flynn
Performance model
Inspiration John Culhane
Jasper and Horace Badun
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names Snoops
Personality Stupid, dumb, cowardly, humorous, idiotic, dimwit
Appearance Short, obese, auburn Afro-style hair, nearly bald, briefly mustachioed, buck-toothed, pale skin, thick black eyebrows, both yellow sport coat and pants, lavender dress shirt, black necktie, brown boots with low heels, periwinkle undershorts with crimson stripes, white tank undershirt, large black round spectacles
Occupation Medusa's henchman and employee
Alignment Bad, later good
Goal To have part of the treasure
Home Devil's Bayou (formerly; at the end)
Pets Brutus and Nero (crocodiles; formerly)
Allies His boss Madame Medusa (formerly; when sneaks out of Devil's Bayou), Brutus and Nero (formerly), Bernard, Miss Bianca, Penny, Rufus
Enemies Bernard (formerly), Miss Bianca (formerly), Penny (formerly), Rufus (formerly), Madame Medusa, Brutus and Nero
Likes Money, riches
Dislikes Penny's backtalks, his boss' selfishnesses
Powers and abilities Strength
Weapons Broom
Fate Pebbles away from his ex-boss, all tattered and torn, never coming back, then laughs at her defeat.
Quote "Now, you behave, or I'll let Nero and Brutus have your ol' Teddy bear."
"What's up, Medusa? Eh, what's going on?!"
"Well, you're the boss, eh, boss."
"All right, ya little brat! Now, you go down in that hole, and you're gonna dig until you find me that diamond, ya understand that? And no sassing me!"

Mr. Snoops is Madame Medusa's business partner and the tertiary antagonist from Disney's 1977 film the Rescuers. In the end of the flim, he escapes Devil's Bayou. He is voiced by the late Joe Flynn, who died on July 19, 1974 from drowning shortly after completing this role. This was to be Flynn's last role.


Snoops' personality is that of the typical minion; timid, cowardly, and basically a yes-man to Medusa. He attempts to be a serious bad guy, but fails miserably, as he doesn't always handle Penny's strong personality.


The Rescuers

When hearing Mr. Snoops on the other end of the phone, Medusa is at first delighted, thinking that he has "found the diamond," but is soon furious when Snoops tells her that Penny has been sending messages in bottles. She angrily tells him that she will take the next flight to Devil's Bayou and immediately packs.

Mr. Snoops is next seen in a riverboat in Devil's Bayou with Medusa and her pet crocodiles Nero and Brutus keeping Penny captive. However, Penny manages to escape. Upon discovering this, Medusa sends Nero and Brutus to bring the girl back, and orders Snoops to send up flares to light up the swamp while she looks for Penny in her swamp mobile. The fireworks surprise Orville, who is taking Bernard and Miss Bianca to the swamp, and set his tail on fire. The two mice bail out, but all three land safely. They meet Ellie Mae and Luke, who tell them that they want to run Medusa out of the swamp. Nero and Brutus find Penny and take her (and her Teddy) to the riverboat where Mr. Snoops is waiting. "Bring her right on in, boys! Hehe, c'mon!" he calls to the two as they carry Penny upside down by her pants and then attempts to tell Penny off and sends her up to her room. Snoops sends up more fireworks to tell Medusa that Penny is back in the riverboat, and Medusa returns, yelling at Snoops for letting Penny escape in the first place.

Meanwhile, the mice sneak onto the boat (having been taken there by Evinrude and discover that she is after the Devil's Eye, a huge diamond, and that Penny is the only one small enough to crawl down into the Black Hole, a pirate's cave where the diamond is hidden. Medusa and Snoops leave the room, but Nero and Brutus smell Miss Bianca's perfume, and a chase ensues. Medusa returns to shut her pets up, but screams when she sees the mice, and calls Snoops to help. Snoops attacks the mice with a broom, and Brutus and Nero chase them, but when Medusa pulls out a huge gun and tries to shoot the mice everyone runs for cover. Bernard and Bianca manage to escape with their lives. Medusa decides that she will send Penny down to the cave until she retrieves the Devil's Eye, whether or not the tide comes in. Meanwhile, Bernard and Miss Bianca meet Penny and the three plot Penny's escape and Medusa's defeat.

Medusa and Snoops take Penny to the entrance to the pirate cave. Snatching Teddy away, Medusa orders Penny to get the Devil's Eye. The two mice hide in Penny's pocket and, when Penny gets into the cave, they help her to find the diamond. It is discovered inside a skull, which the mice pry open, and Penny recovers the diamond just as the tide comes in. Snoops pulls Penny out of the cave and Medusa snatches the Devil's Eye from her. At one point Snoops drops Penny from the bucket as he attempts a better look at the diamond. Snoops demands an equal share and they return to the boat, arguing all the way. Penny is carried upside down after the two. Meanwhile, Evinrude reaches the swamp gang, giving them the signal to 'charge'; they all make for the riverboat, where Medusa has taken the diamond for herself and is leaving Snoops and Penny on the ship. Bernard and Miss Bianca trip Medusa up; she drops the diamond, and she and Snoops fight over it. The swamp gang attacks Medusa; she shoots at them, but Ellie Mae jumps on her head and hits her with a rolling pin. The swamp gang also manage to destroy Medusa's gun, confuse her by setting off Snoops' fireworks, and trap Nero and Brutus in a cage. Penny, Bernard, Bianca and the swamp gang escape on Medusa's swampmobile, but she grabs onto it and drags along behind until a sharp turn causes her to lose her grip and slam into a large pipe from the riverboat. She is left clinging onto the pipe as Nero and Brutus, now free from the cage, snap at her.

Snoops manages to escape and laughs at Medusa as he paddles away from her, free at last.

Mickey's House of Villains

Mr. Snoops is seen far from a robot who is clapping his hands.


  • Mr. Snoops is like Horace and Jasper from 101 Dalmatians. Their boss is a female villain who yells at them frequently and calls them names. But they both get back at their bosses in the end. Snoops laughs at Medusa, and Jasper tell Cruella to shut up.
  • Mr. Snoops is very similar to secondary non-Disney villain Lickboot the Lawyer. Both have a female boss and help her prevent their prisoner from escaping.
  • Elmo St. Peters from The Brave Little Toaster seems to (rather strongly) resemble him in both looks and voice.
  • Mr. Snoops is also very similar to another non-Disney character Peter Griffin from Family Guy as both are obese, wear glasses, act childishly and both are dim-witted.


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Media: The Rescuers | The Rescuers Down Under | House of Mouse

Music: Soundtrack

Books: Classic Storybook | Disney's Wonderful World of Reading | Little Golden Book

Characters: Bernard | Miss Bianca | Chairmouse | Louis (deleted) | Rufus | Penny | Madame Medusa | Mr. Snoops | Cruella De Vil (deleted) | Orville | Brutus and Nero | Ellie Mae | Luke | Evinrude | Deadeye | Digger | Gramps | Deacon Owl | Bats | The Orphans | Penny's Adoptive Parents | Jake | Cody | Cody's Mother | Faloo | Marahute | Percival McLeach | Joanna | Sparky | Wilbur | Frank | Krebbs | Red | Baitmouse | The Razorback | Twister | Crocodiles

Objects: Penny's Teddy Bear | Devil's Eye | McLeach's Bushwacker

Locations: Devil's Bayou | New York | Morningside Orphanage | Australia | Australian Outback | Abandoned Opal Mine | Rescue Aid Society

Songs: The Journey | Rescue Aid Society | Tomorrow is Another Day | Someone's Waiting For You

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