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Walky Talky Hawky (1946)

Young Henery Hawk's father regretfully admits their family's shame: they hunt and eat chickens. Henery set off to find one, and comes across Foghorn Leghorn, where the loudmouth rooster is ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert McKimson

Writer:

Warren Foster (story)

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Cast

Cast overview:
Mel Blanc ... Foghorn Leghorn / Henery Hawk / Barnyard Dawg / George K. Chickenhawk (voice)
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Storyline

Young Henery Hawk's father regretfully admits their family's shame: they hunt and eat chickens. Henery set off to find one, and comes across Foghorn Leghorn, where the loudmouth rooster is engaged in his favorite pastime, playing tricks on a grumpy dog. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cazando pollos al amanecer See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Foghorn Leghorn's line "Open the window, Richard!" is a reference to saxophonist Jack McVea's 1947 hit song, "Open the Door, Richard." In High Diving Hare (1949), when Yosemite Sam bangs on a closed door demanding that Bugs Bunny open it, he looks and speaks to the audience, saying "Did'ya notice, I didn't say Richard?" See more »

Quotes

Foghorn Leghorn: You lose something - I say, did you lose something, kid?
Henery Hawk: I'm a chicken hawk. I'm after my first chicken.
Foghorn Leghorn: A chicken, eh? I'm a horse - I say, I'm a horse myself.
[Trots and whinnies]
Foghorn Leghorn: But I've seen a chicken - I say, I've seen a chicken around here - Pay attention, sonny - somewhere. Chicken? Chicken. Oh, yes!
[Points at dog]
Foghorn Leghorn: There's a chicken - I say, there's a chicken for you - Boy doesn't pay attention. Nice four legged chicken. Go on over - I say, go on over and taste him, kid. You'll like him.
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Soundtracks

Huckleberry Duck
(uncredited)
Music by Raymond Scott
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An assured beginning for Foghorn Leghorn
9 January 2009 | by phantom_tollboothSee all my reviews

Robert McKimson's 'Walky Talky Hawky' introduced Foghorn Leghorn, a character with whom McKimson did much of his best work. This short was originally intended as a star vehicle for Henerey Hawk but Foggy obviously steals the show, so much so that Henerey became the supporting player. Foghorn is close to fully realised already in this debut outing, as is his regular rival, the barnyard dog. When Henerey comes to the farm looking for a chicken to eat, Foggy convinces him that the dog is a chicken, thereby exposing him to the little hawk's persistent kidnapping attempts. It's a funny set-up and makes for a very good cartoon, although a couple of cartoons down the line McKimson flipped the premise and had Foggy trying to convince Henerey that he was a chicken. That cartoon, 'The Foghorn Leghorn', was a classic and it also christened the character. In comparison, 'Walky Talky Hawky' still holds up well, setting up the premise for McKimson to later subvert. I always think McKimson seems most at ease when directing the Foghorn Leghorn series and 'Walky Talky Hawky' benefits greatly from that assurance. It's a lovely cartoon with a great ending and it also proved to be a great beginning, giving birth to yet another classic Warner Bros. star


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