7.8/10
1,059
15 user 1 critic

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 »

Director:

Writer:

(story)

Star:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Starving Mexican mice want access to a cheese factory guarded by Sylvester Cat and send for Speedy Gonzales, the fastest mouse in all Mexico, to breeze past Sylvester and obtain the cheese ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc, Stan Freberg
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Mama Buzzard wants her children to learn to bring back meat for dinner. One buzzardling is shy and has to be kicked out of the nest. He's told to at least bring back a rabbit.

Director: Robert Clampett
Stars: Mel Blanc, Sara Berner, Kent Rogers
Canned Feud (1951)
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Sylvester Cat finds that his people have gone on vacation and left him alone in a locked house with a large stash of canned food in a cupboard. Sylvester needs a can opener, or he'll starve... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc, Marian Richman
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

When Bugs calls a cab he doesn't know it's the getaway car for a couple of bankrobbers (he does know the capital of Nevada).

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The bears tempt Goldilocks with carrot soup, the scent of which brings Bugs on the scene. Bugs romances Mama bear and she becomes infatuated with him.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, Kent Rogers
Canary Row (1950)
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Sylvester Cat spots Tweety Bird in a San Fransisco apartment and tries to gain access but cannot make it past Granny or the cat-hating desk clerk.

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A sheepdog thwarts the efforts of a thieving wolf whose tricks include altering the time clock, hiding in a bush, imitating Pan, digging a tunnel, unleashing a wildcat and disguising himself as the dog's coworker.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc
Frigid Hare (1949)
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Bugs rescues a penguin from an Inuit hunter at the South Pole and becomes obligated to it beyond his wildest dreams.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Bugs is tricked into being the first rabbit shot into space. When he lands on the moon he finds Commander X-2 (later known as Marvin Martian) set to blow up planet Earth.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc, Stan Freberg
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Tweety Bird is shoveling out his nest atop a city pole after a snowstorm and is spotted by Sylvester Cat and a one-eyed orange tabby, who fight over Tweety. Tweety runs into a cellar where ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Bugs challenges Cecil Turtle to race, only this time he's wearing an aerodynamic suit like Cecil's. Unfortunately, the gambling ring has bet everything on the rabbit, and Bugs now looks like a tortoise.

Director: Robert Clampett
Stars: Mel Blanc, Michael Maltese, Tedd Pierce
Family | Mystery | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Daffy Duck is a detective who is hunting for the Shropshire Slasher.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc, June Foray
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Foghorn Leghorn / Barnyard Dawg / Henery Hawk / Grandpa Hawk (voice)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 October 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rootin' Tootin' Rooster  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Henery Hawk: Still tryin' to prove you're a chicken, eh?
Foghorn Leghorn: [nods]
Henery Hawk: Schnook.
See more »


Soundtracks

Old MacDonald
(uncredited)
Traditional
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
"I'm not after schnooks, I'm after a chicken!"
3 June 2016 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Being a big fan of both Foghorn Leghorn and Henery Hawk, it's no surprise I enjoyed this gem from 1948 immensely. You have chicken hawk Henery once again trying to nab himself a chicken and once again finding himself crossing paths with Foghorn, whom he thinks is not a chicken but "a loud-mouthed schnook." Also appearing in this one are Barnyard Dog and Henery's father, a colorful character in his own right who provides the short's funniest bit about schnooks. It's a very funny cartoon with excellent animation. Love the colors. Great music from Carl Stalling. Terrific voice work from the incomparable Mel Blanc. This is early Foghorn but still some great lines here wonderfully delivered by Mel ("You're built too low! The fast ones go over your head! You've got a hole in your glove! I keep pitching 'em and you keep missing 'em!"). I can't imagine any fan of the character not loving this one.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Characters of Foghorn Leghorn nplatte-1
Re: Isay, I say boy. Pay attenttion to me when I am speaking to you. carl170
Discuss The Foghorn Leghorn (1948) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?