|The Squawkin' Hawk|
The Squawkin' Hawk is an American animated cartoon short in the Merrie Melodies series, first released to theatres in 8 August 1942. It was produced by Leon Schlesinger, directed by Chuck Jones, music by Carl Stalling and released to theatres by Warner Bros. It features the first appearance of Henery Hawk. Its running time is 6:46 minutes.
Henery Hawk (who is called "Junior" in this cartoon) wants a chicken for dinner, saying that he is a chicken hawk. His mother refuses to give him chicken, insisting he eat a worm, or he will get no supper. Henery refuses, much to the worm's relief. Henery's mum put him to bed and tell him to "straight to sleep". Henery sneaks out his house at bedtime, then goes to the chickenhouse and soon finds a rooster and his hen, Hazel, who has a panic reaction at the sound of the words "chicken hawk". The rooster chases him until his mother spots him who sent him home. He is again told to eat a worm and again refuses and says "I want chicken", at which point the worm gives him a big kiss on the cheek.
It was reissued in 1947-48 season evident from rings. It does not survive with the original titles and rings.
- Kent Rogers played Henery in this cartoon, while Tedd Pierce is the rooster. Mel Blanc did other voices.
- Production Number: 627. MPAA Number: 7907.
|Henery Hawk Cartoons|
|1942||The Squawkin' Hawk|
|1943||Flop Goes the Weasel|
|1946||Walky Talky Hawky|
|1948||You Were Never Duckier • The Foghorn Leghorn|
|1950||The Scarlet Pumpernickel • The Leghorn Blows at Midnight|
|1952||The Egg-Cited Rooster|
|1955||All Fowled Up|