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I will agree that All Fowled Up is too on the short side and anybody familiar with the conflict between Foghorn, Barnyard Dog and Henery won't find much that would leap out as surprising or original. These are true for a fair few of the Foghorn Leghorn cartoons though, and are more personal preferences. I do enjoy most of them, and All Fowled Up is not an exception. The animation is not the best from Looney Tunes, but it is colourful and detailed with the characters drawn solidly. The music is energetic both in orchestration and how it adds to the action. The dialogue is fresh and witty enough, Foghorn's catchphrases are somewhat repetitive but that's part of his charm, while the gags are sharp and precisely timed. The conflict between the three characters is done very well, and the characters are strong. Barnyard Dog and Henery are good adversaries(Henery being one that has grown on me overtime) but Foghorn, an interesting and distinctive character, steals the show. Mel Blanc as always provides stellar vocals, I don't think I have heard him disappoint or at least not at the top of my head. In conclusion, highly amusing cartoon. 8/10 Bethany Cox
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. . . with the advent of "Foghorn Leghorn and Friends." (With "friends" like wee chicken attacker "Henery Hawk," who needs mad-dog serial killers?) With both its animated shorts and live-action features, Warner operated (at least during its 1925-1950 Golden Age) under the principle that "the squeaky wheel gets the WD-40." Obviously, the vegans in Warner's animation department cooked up the Leghorn character as a subliminal tool to get kids to barf at the mere mention of an ice cream "drumstick," let alone a leg fried up for them by the Colonel. At least for young ones raised on Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies, stuttering ham sandwiches and BLTs, "What's up, Doc" rabbit stew, and loudmouth chicken legs all were anathema. What cartoon-aged kid could stomach "Sp-Sp-Sp-Spam" or shout for Southern fried chicken? Not until McNuggets were invented to McMask exactly WHAT was on the table did our fine feathered friends again become palatable to most Little Ones on a national scale. Some may see today's SIMPSONS or Adult Swim as being subversive, but their diluted audiences makes their power pale in comparison to the social engineering a handful of Warner Bros. animators once accomplished.
Foghorn Leghorn and Barnyard Dog are at it again. Henery Hawk, still looking for a chicken, wanders into the fray. Anyone who has seen many shorts with these three characters can pretty much guess what happens next. Yeah, it's not the most original Foghorn Leghorn cartoon but that isn't to say it isn't fun. There are lots of good gags and lines in this one. The characters are as likable as ever. Henery may not be everybody's cup of tea but I think he's adorable and he makes me laugh whenever he opens his mouth. Lively music from Carl Stalling. Great voice work from Mel Blanc. It's nicely animated with bright colors and well-drawn characters and backgrounds. Other than the lack of originality, I can't say anything bad about this one. It's a fun cartoon.
The ongoing battle of frustration between Foghorn Leghorn and the farm dog
takes a twist when a small chicken hawk arrives on the farm to try and
chickens. When Foghorn ejects the hawk, the dog sends him back in having
told him that Foghorn is just a big chicken ready for eating.
I do enjoy Foghorn Leghorn cartoons and don't see enough of them. This film starts promisingly enough but threatens it's own destruction when the chicken hawk arrives on the scene, proclaiming to all that he is an unnecessary third character that is being used as a plot device in a perfectly acceptable battle between Foghorn and the dog. That said he doesn't ruin the cartoon mainly because he is never more than a side issue.
The material is still pretty funny and my only real complaint is that it felt very short and ended suddenly with an unsatisfying punchline of sorts. The main characters are good as always; Foghorn is his `good ol'boy' self and is enjoyable for it - he has plenty of good lines here. The dog has no name here but is still a good adversary for Foghorn. As I have already said, the hawk didn't work for me but in fairness he doesn't really do damage to the short.
Overall this is a good cartoon if you like Foghorn Leghorn as he has some good banter and action with the dog. However it felt like it had been cut short when it was just getting going - but I guess that was down to the hawk suddenly being introduced (for no good reason) in the middle.
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