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A Broken Leghorn (1959)

On Old MacDonald's farm, an egg hatches in slow-witted hen Miss Prissy's nest, and out of the shell comes a baby rooster. Fearing he will be replaced by the kid rooster and sent to be ... See full summary »

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On Old MacDonald's farm, an egg hatches in slow-witted hen Miss Prissy's nest, and out of the shell comes a baby rooster. Fearing he will be replaced by the kid rooster and sent to be slaughtered, Foghorn Leghorn plots to do away with the little tyke. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Foghorn Leghorn: As senior rooster 'round here, it's my duty-and my pleasure-to instruct junior roosters in the ancient art of roostery! Uh, any of this getting through that little blue bonnet of yours?
Miss Prissy, Hens: Yes!
Foghorn Leghorn: Well woman, blink your eyes or something! Sheesh!
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A late and lifeless entry into the Foghorn Leghorn series
18 August 2008 | by (Lincoln, England) – See all my reviews

Robert McKimson's 'Broken Leghorn' is a late entry into the Foghorn Leghorn series and it shows. A lumpy, ugly and largely unfunny cartoon, 'Broken Leghorn' is one of the rooster's lesser films. Beginning with Foghorn making a gallant gesture to stop the other chickens taunting the austere Miss Prissy, 'Broken Leghorn' pulls a u-turn when a newly hatched rooster drives Foghorn to repeatedly attempt infanticide. It's a nice (if slightly harsh) little idea but there's so much wrong with the execution. For one, the baby rooster is obviously a feeble recreation of Henery Hawk but unattractively designed and nowhere near as amusing. The gags are often painfully predictable (the landmine gag in particular) and even Mel Blanc's voice characterization seems a little off as if even he could tell the cartoon was a dead loss just by reading the script. With none of the energy of the best Foghorn cartoons, 'Broken Leghorn' is a disappointingly lifeless entry in the series.


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