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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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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
Arthur Davis .... animator (uncredited)
Anatole Kirsanoff .... animator (uncredited)
Lloyd Turner .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Music Department
Carl W. Stalling .... musical director (as Carl Stalling)
Milt Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)

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7 min
Color (Technicolor)
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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First appearance of Foghorn Leghorn.See more »
Henery Hawk:Gee, Pop. I don't know what's the matter with me. The trouble's in my tummy. I crave something and I don't know what it is.
George K Chicken Hawk:Well, Henery, you're a big boy now. We'd better have a little talk.
Henery Hawk:Okay, Pop. What do you wanna know?
George K Chicken Hawk:You see, Henery, your mother and I are outcasts. Hated and hunted because of what we are... chicken hawks. And you - you, Henery - you're a chicken hawk too. And like all chicken hawks, you crave to eat... a chicken.
Henery Hawk:Eat a chicken? Is that bad? That's for me. Here chick, chick, chick, chick, chick! Here chick, chick, chick, chick, chick!
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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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