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Director:
Writer:
Warren Foster (story)
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Release Date:
31 August 1946 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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A great start to the Foghorn Leghorn series See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (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

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

Did You Know?

Trivia:
First appearance of the Barnyard Dog (whose unspoken real name, according to the model sheets, is George P. Dog).See more »
Quotes:
Foghorn Leghorn:[after Barnyard Dog plays a prank on him] Every day it's the same thing!See more »
Soundtrack:
The Old Grey MareSee more »

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Who was the inspiration for Foghorn Leghorn?
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Which series is this from: Merrie Melodies or Looney Tunes?
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A great start to the Foghorn Leghorn series, 6 May 2013
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

Foghorn Leghorn is not my favourite of the Looney Tunes characters. He is however a very funny one and one of their most distinctive(Pepe LePew probably gets the top spot on that front. Walky Talky Hawky was Foghorn and Henery Hawke's first cartoon, and while it's their first it's also one of their better ones. The animation is beautifully done, Foghorn is a little overweight here as he was in his early cartoons but the colours are vibrant with a good amount of depth and the backgrounds are fluid and detailed. The music has always been one of the main reasons why Foghorn's and Looney Tunes' (in general) cartoons score so well with me. It is lushly orchestrated, it is hugely energetic and very catchy and jazzy, it enhances the action so well and keeps you in a good mood throughout and afterwards. The writing would get wittier later on- as you'd expect for a first time there is the sense that it's trying to find its feet still, perfectly natural- but it is still very funny and fresh with the Foghorn series' writing style(ie. Foghorn's repetition and crazy similes) evident. The gags are clever and well timed. The two characters come off against each other very well, they're not at their best, their personalities got stronger as the series evolved, but they are still like the characters that we know. Mel Blanc does a great job, spot on as Foghorn as always and while he's fine as Henery there are times where he sounds as though he's experimenting with which voice he used before settling with a hybrid of Bugs Bunny, Speedy Gonzales and Tweety. In conclusion, a great promising start in introducing a character that is funny and sticks out from the crowd. 9/10 Bethany Cox

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