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The Foghorn Leghorn (1948)

Little Henery the Chicken Hawk wants to prove he's big enough to hunt chickens, but he doesn't know what a chicken is. He labels Foghorn Leghorn a loud-mouthed shnook and dismisses him, ... See full summary »

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Foghorn Leghorn / Barnyard Dawg / Henery Hawk / Grandpa Hawk (voice)
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Little Henery the Chicken Hawk wants to prove he's big enough to hunt chickens, but he doesn't know what a chicken is. He labels Foghorn Leghorn a loud-mouthed shnook and dismisses him, prompting Foggy to indignantly try to prove he's a chicken and therefore fit to be Henery's prey. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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9 October 1948 (USA)  »

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Rootin' Tootin' Rooster  »

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Foghorn Leghorn's accent and style are based on the long-running radio character Senator Claghorn (who appeared in It's a Joke, Son! (1947) voiced by radio comedian Kenny Delmar. See more »

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Henery Hawk: Hey, he called you a chicken.
Foghorn Leghorn: That's what I've been - I say, that's what I've been telling you, boy! I am a chicken!
[Henery hits Foghorn on the head with a shovel and drags him away]
Henery Hawk: He talked me into it.
Foghorn Leghorn: I'm just a loud-mouthed schnook.
Henery Hawk: Chicken or schnook, in our oven he'll look good.
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Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean
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aka "The Red, White and Blue"
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Foghorn Vs. Little 'Henery'
8 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Little Henery is a young chicken whose dad won't let him hunt for chickens yet and he's frustrated. "I'm a chicken hawk and I've never even seen a chicken," he complains. His dad has been telling him how huge and ferocious chickens are, to discourage him, but Henery decides enough is enough....he's going looking for his first chicken! (It turns out, as Henery's dad explains to the audience as he lurks outside of Ferndale Farms, "I hated to tell Henery falsehoods about chickens but a kid would only be in my way."

"You're probably going to hate me for what I am about to do but, after all, I am a chicken hawk," he tells us....than goes inside the coop and begins with a loud Dracula-type laugh- sound which terrifies the chickens but is very funny. However, from that point, that's the last we see of Dad as the big rooster, "Foghorn Leghorn," enters the picture and takes over from there, battling the little chicken hawk in a war of words more than anything else.

This was very good animated short with some clever comedy bits and great dialog from "Foghorn." I'd like to hear more from him.


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