6.9/10
243
3 user

The Hick Chick (1946)

In this triangle drama a country chicken chooses between a country rooster and a city rooster.

Director:

Tex Avery

Writer:

Heck Allen (story)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Lucky Ducky (1948)
Family | Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

It's hunting season, and all the ducks are wisely staying undercover - apart from this freshly-hatched little duckling, who turns out to be more than a match for two inept would-be hunters....

Director: Tex Avery
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A cat learns the art of ventriloquism in order to play a series of practical jokes on a slow-witted bulldog...

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Red Coffey, Bill Thompson
Family | Western | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Homesteaders are not popular in cattle country, so when the cows complain to Dishonest Dan, The Cattle Man, he makes it tough on the Droopy family.

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Bill Thompson, Paul Frees
Family | Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A wolf convict makes his escape, but is pursued by a diminutive Mountie who seems to be everywhere.

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Bill Thompson, Frank Graham
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Similar in tone to 'The Chump Champ' (1950), but this time Droopy and Spike are in competition for a circus acrobat's job...

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Bill Thompson, Daws Butler
Comedy | Family | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A narrator takes us on a tour of the dream house of the future, and its many innovative appliances.

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Frank Graham, Joi Lansing, Don Messick
Family | Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A happily married pair of taxicabs are delighted when Junior enters their lives, but this delight turns to consternation when he states his ambition to become a hotrodder...

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Daws Butler, June Foray
Certificate: Passed Animation | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A cat is driven up the wall by the inhabitant of the cuckoo clock, so he spends the film trying to catch him...

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Daws Butler
Animation | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A screwy squirrel provokes a pedigreed birddog to chase him throughout the picture.

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Wally Maher, Dick Nelson
Certificate: Passed Family | Animation | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Droopy is a shepherd. His sheep graze into cattle country, despite the warning sign. He gets in an argument with the cattle owner, but of course, nobody wins a battle against Droopy.

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Bill Thompson, Daws Butler
Dumb-Hounded (1943)
Family | Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The Wolf escapes from prison but is hounded by the police dog named Droopy. Wherever The Wolf goes, the little fellow is there, too.

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Bill Thompson, Frank Graham
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

This starts off as an adaptation of Robert Service's poem 'The Shooting of Dan McGrew', complete with a literal depiction of a man with one foot in the grave, but when Dan McGoo turns out ... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Bill Thompson, Bea Benaderet, Paul Frees
Edit

Cast

Uncredited cast:
Sara Berner ... Daisy (voice) (uncredited)
Daws Butler ... Charles (voice) (uncredited)
Stan Freberg ... Clem (voice) (uncredited)
Paul Frees ... Bull (voice) (uncredited)
Edit

Storyline

Clueless country rooster Clem's plan to marry his sweetheart Daisy are ruined when city slicker Charles sweeps Daisy off her (hen's) feet. When Charles takes Daisy to the big city, Clem follows and tries to win her back (while get punched a lot by Charles). Written by Mike Konczewski

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 1946 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This short is featured on the Warner Bros. DVD for Ziegfeld Follies (1945). See more »

Connections

Spoofs Algiers (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet and Lovely
Music by Gus Arnheim & Neil Moret
Lyrics by Harry Tobias
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Two roosters vying for a chicken
23 October 2017 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Love animation, it was a big part of my life as a child, particularly Disney, Looney Tunes and Tom and Jerry, and still love it whether it's film, television or cartoons.

Also have much admiration for Tex Avery, an animation genius whose best cartoons are animated masterpieces and some of the best he ever did. 'The Hick Chick' is not one of Avery's best, with a fairly weak and very predictable love triangle story that lacks the razor sharpness of his best work. It is nonetheless a long way from bad, actually it is still good. When Avery was not at his best he still fared much better than most other animation directors at their worst, some can only dream of having their best work on the same level as the masterpieces from Avery.

The characters are good fun, the two roosters and the chicken are both charming if slightly bland compared to most Avery creations but it's the bull who steals the show, pure classic Avery in characterisation. The work cannot be faulted.

Avery does a wonderful job directing, with his unique, unlike-any-other visual and characteristic and incredibly distinctive wacky humour style all over it as can be expected.

Once again there is nothing sadistic or repetitious. Instead it's impeccably timed and very funny, with Avery's style shining all over it, especially in the writing for the bull.

It is no surprise either that the animation is superb, being rich in colour and detail. The character designs are unique, Avery always did have creative character designs, and suitably fluid. The music, courtesy of Scott Bradley, is lushly and cleverly orchestrated, with lively and energetic rhythms and fits very well indeed.

To conclude, not a masterpiece but very good. 8/10 Bethany Cox


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed