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Release Date:
31 August 1946 (USA) See more »
Young Henery Hawk's father regretfully admits their family's shame: they hunt and eat chickens. Henery set off to find one... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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  (in credits order)

Mel Blanc ... Foghorn Leghorn / Henery Hawk / Barnyard Dog / Henry Hawk (voice)
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Directed by
Robert McKimson 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Warren Foster  story

Produced by
Edward Selzer .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Carl W. Stalling (uncredited)
Film Editing by
Treg Brown (uncredited)
Sound Department
Treg Brown .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Animation Department
Richard Bickenbach .... animator
Cal Dalton .... animator
Richard H. Thomas .... background artist
Don Williams .... animator
Cornett Wood .... layout artist
Lloyd Turner .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Music Department
Carl W. Stalling .... musical director (as Carl Stalling)
Milt Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)

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Additional Details

7 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Canada:G (Nova Scotia) | USA:Approved

Did You Know?

Foghorn Leghorn's line "Open the window, Richard!" is a reference to saxophonist Jack McVea's 1947 hit song, "Open the Door, Richard." In High Diving Hare (1949), when Yosemite Sam bangs on a closed door demanding that Bugs Bunny open it, he looks and speaks to the audience, saying "Did'ya notice, I didn't say Richard?"See more »
Henery Hawk:[Dragging the horse, the dog and Foghorn Leghorn out of the barn] One of these...I say one of these, has got to be a chicken!See more »
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An assured beginning for Foghorn Leghorn, 9 January 2009
Author: ( from Lincoln, England

Robert McKimson's 'Walky Talky Hawky' introduced Foghorn Leghorn, a character with whom McKimson did much of his best work. This short was originally intended as a star vehicle for Henerey Hawk but Foggy obviously steals the show, so much so that Henerey became the supporting player. Foghorn is close to fully realised already in this debut outing, as is his regular rival, the barnyard dog. When Henerey comes to the farm looking for a chicken to eat, Foggy convinces him that the dog is a chicken, thereby exposing him to the little hawk's persistent kidnapping attempts. It's a funny set-up and makes for a very good cartoon, although a couple of cartoons down the line McKimson flipped the premise and had Foggy trying to convince Henerey that he was a chicken. That cartoon, 'The Foghorn Leghorn', was a classic and it also christened the character. In comparison, 'Walky Talky Hawky' still holds up well, setting up the premise for McKimson to later subvert. I always think McKimson seems most at ease when directing the Foghorn Leghorn series and 'Walky Talky Hawky' benefits greatly from that assurance. It's a lovely cartoon with a great ending and it also proved to be a great beginning, giving birth to yet another classic Warner Bros. star

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