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The Squawkin' Hawk
Squawkin hawk
Directed By: Charles M. Jones
Produced By: Leon Schlesinger
Released: August 8, 1942
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Ted Pierce
Animation: Robert Cannon
Ken Harris (uncredited)
Rudy Larriva (uncredited)
Ben Washam (uncredited)
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Kent Rogers
Tedd Pierce
Sara Berner
Mel Blanc
Music: Carl W. Stalling
Starring: Henery Hawk
Preceded By: The Ducktators
Succeeded By: Eatin' on the Cuff or The Moth Who Came to Dinner

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.


Henery Hawk Cartoons
1942 The Squawkin' Hawk
1943 Flop Goes the Weasel
1946 Walky Talky Hawky
1947 Crowing Pains
1948 You Were Never DuckierThe Foghorn Leghorn
1949 Henhouse Henery
1950 The Scarlet PumpernickelThe Leghorn Blows at Midnight
1951 Leghorn Swoggled
1952 The Egg-Cited Rooster
1955 All Fowled Up
1961 Strangled Eggs

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