The short was released on August 8, 1942, and is the first to star the young Henery Hawk. Willoughby, a big dumb hound, is repeatedly tricked by George, the fox, into jumping off cliffs, among other things. That night, he sneaks out to the henhouse, but comes up against a protective rooster.

His first victim is a hen named "Hazel". Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. His mother insists he eat a worm, or he will get no supper. 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 cartoon released as a special feature of. ", "Hazel, what on Earth happened to your legs? 5/10 Bethany Cox. Once inside, he falls victim to an intimidating little bird who hops out of a magician's hat. As tiny Henery struggles to carry Hazel, it alerts her husband (a rooster), who at first thinks Hazel is intoxicated or had her legs shrunk in size, only to find out that Henery has captured her, panicking Hazel at once. Tired of eating worms, Henery Hawk wants chicken for dinner, but his mother stops him at every turn with a worm, who doesn't want to get eaten. This results in him getting grounded, going to bed with no dinner at all.

What is this? The Squawkin' Hawk is a 1942 Merrie Melodies short directed by Chuck Jones. 'The Squawkin Hawk' is a case of the supporting characters being far more interesting than the lead, Henery in his debut is pretty bland here and Kent Rodgers brings nowhere near the amount of energy that Mel Blanc (who would have been an infinitely superior choice) brought to the character later.Story-wise, 'The Squawkin Hawk' is paper thin and tries too hard to be cute that it becomes saccharine, and that there is not a lot of sharpness or energy makes that more noticeable and less forgivable. As tiny Henery struggles to carry Hazel, it alerts her husband (a rooster), who at first thinks Hazel is intoxicated or had her legs shrunk in size, onl… (1942). A pugilistic young chicken hawk, sick of worms, sneaks out of the house to catch and eat his first chicken. Henery Hawk, making his first appearance in a Warner Bros. cartoon, refuses the worm his mother is trying to feed him; after all, he's a chickenhawk. Junior wants a chicken for dinner, saying that he is a chicken hawk. Junior's mother puts him to bed and tells him to "go right to sleep". Was this review helpful to you? 'The Squawkin Hawk' is not a particularly good representation of him sadly, would even say it's one of his weaker cartoons from an on the most part solid period in his long career. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Junior refuses, much to the worm's relief. Back at home, Henery is again told to eat a worm, since "mama knows best."

Later at night, Henery, who couldn't sleep because of his hunger (and craving to eat chicken) sneaks out to the chicken coop. The music from the master Carl Stalling is even better, it's lushly and cleverly orchestrated, lively in energy and not only adds hugely to the action it even enhances it.

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Henery Hawk, making his first appearance in a Warner Bros. cartoon, refuses the worm his mother is trying to feed him; after all, he's a chickenhawk. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. In, Henery is known as "Junior" in this short. His first victim is a hen named "Hazel". the rooster gets up and is ready for a fight. A rather small chicken hawk.". The Squawkin' Hawk is a Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Chuck Jones. Paul Penna , 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.Chuck Jones deserved, and still does deserve, his status as one of animation's most legendary, greatest and most important directors/animators. Jones' usual wit and imagination are mostly lacking with too much of the cartoon being rather tame. It is not until, It was reissued in 1947-48 season evident from. Conrad Cat, making his first appearance in a Warner Bros, cartoon, has trouble getting a prop tree he's delivering to a theater into the door. You're making a complete fool of yourself. There are not enough laughs here, and very little wit, what there is is amusing at best but there is never anything hilarious and it does agreed suffer from by Jones and Henery Hawk standards being rather subdued.Overall, nothing special but far from a must avoid. It was produced by Leon Schlesinger, directed by Chuck Jones, music by Carl Stalling and released to theatres by Warner Bros. Its running time is 6:46 minutes. MPAA Number: 7907. Unfortunately, the would-be dinner he finds sleeping in a barn has a husband. Cartoons with sound effects edited by Treg Brown, Cartoons with orchestrations by Milt Franklyn, Cartoons with characters voiced by Kent Rogers, Cartoons with characters voiced by Tedd Pierce, Cartoons with characters voiced by Mel Blanc, Cartoons with missing Leon Schlesinger credits, Eatin' on the Cuff or The Moth Who Came to Dinner, https://looneytunes.fandom.com/wiki/The_Squawkin%27_Hawk?oldid=224034, This is the only cartoon where Kent Rogers voices Henery Hawk. It marked the debut of Henery Hawk. Tired of eating worms, Henery Hawk wants chicken for dinner, but his mother stops him at every turn with a worm, who doesn't want to get eaten. Other Jones cartoons represent him much better though and it is not a particularly good debut for Henery. Written by
That night, he sneaks out to the henhouse, but comes up against a protective rooster. Later at night, Henery, who couldn't sleep because of his hunger (and craving to eat chicken) sneaks out to the chicken coop. They raise the cartoon's rating by more than one star each because they are so good.Found the supporting characters to be fun and Sara Berner and especially Tedd Pierce deliver terrific voice acting. Looking for something to watch?

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He may have lacked the outrageousness and wild wackiness of Bob Clampett and Tex Avery, but the visual imagination, wit and what he did with some of the best-known and most iconic characters ever were just as special and he was responsible for some of the best cartoons ever made.
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