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The Bashful Buzzard (1945)

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Once again, as in 'Bugs Bunny Gets The Boid (1942)', Beaky Buzzard is sent out by his Italian-voiced Mamma to bring home something to eat. While his brothers fetch a milk cow (with farmer ... See full summary »


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Uncredited cast:
Sara Berner ...
Mamma Buzzard (voice) (uncredited)
Farmer / Lover in Coach (voice) (uncredited)
Kent Rogers ...
Beaky Buzzard (voice) (uncredited)


Once again, as in 'Bugs Bunny Gets The Boid (1942)', Beaky Buzzard is sent out by his Italian-voiced Mamma to bring home something to eat. While his brothers fetch a milk cow (with farmer attached), a string of circus elephants (including a baby one brandishing a banner reading "I am NOT Dumbo") and a dog attached to a fire hydrant, Beaky manages to capture a baby bumble bee. Written by Paul Penna <>

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15 September 1945 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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Before this cartoon finished production, Kent Rogers was killed in service. Accounts differ that either Stan Freberg or director Robert Clampett recorded additional lines as Beaky. See more »


In the scene where Beaky's brothers are bringing animals for their mother one of them brings a cow, as it carries the cow the eye lid on the cow's patch changes repeatedly from brown to white. See more »


Beaky Buzzard: You little shriveled-up, infinitecimal piece of sh... shoe leather.
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Follows Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid (1942) See more »


Dear Little Boy of Mine
(1918) (uncredited)
Music by Ernest Ball
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Funny In Just One Spot
11 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Beaky Buzzard" was another Looney Tunes effort that never made it past a couple of efforts. This cartoon did offer some laughs, though.

Mama buzzard, complete with a strong, stereotypical Italian accent, sends her four boys out on a mission - get food! Three of them head out in formation and start dive bombing immediately. The fourth is a shy little guy who sounds exactly like Edgar Bergen's ventriloquist character "Mortimer Snurd." He isn't just shy; he's just plain stupid. He's sarcastically called "killer."

The cartoon started stupidly but did get funny when the buzzards started bringing back food to the nest high up in the mountains.What they brought back was astounding - and funny! Unfortunately, the 'toon reverts back to stupid near the end with the little guy inadvertently bringing back a surprise, but it's not really humorous.

I can see why this idea didn't work.

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