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Henery Hawk the

comical & confused little

chicken hawk.

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Henery Hawk

You'd almost have to feel sorry for a chicken hawk who
doesn't know what a chicken looks like, but for Henery
Hawk we'll make an exception.

Some selected cartoons featuring Henery Hawk:

The Squawkin' Hawk(1942)
was the first cartoon Henery Hawk appeared in. In this film he was
a young hawk whose mother was trying to get him to eat a worm
because he was too young to go after chickens. But Henery was
stubborn and he goes after chickens behind her back.

Walky, Talky, Hawky  (1946)
Henery Hawk spends his time looking for a chicken to eat.
He happens to bump into Foghorn Leghorn who tries to
convince Henery that Barnyard Dawg is actually the

Crowing Pains (1947)
Sylvester Puddy Tat tries to steal a bone from the dog, while
Henery Hawk is after Foghorn for his dinner. Meanwhile, Foghorn tries
to convince Henery that Sylvester is a chicken!

Henery goes after Sylvester, who is already having
trouble with the dog.

Henery decides to wait till daybreak for one of the three culprits --
Foghorn, Sylvester and the Barnyard Dawg -- to crow so that he
can procure the chicken.

You were never Duckier  (1948)
Daffy Duck is upset that the prize for a first-place duck at the
National Poultry Show is only $5, but a rooster will win $5,000.
Daffy disguises himself as a rooster so he can win the
big prize. Unfortunately for Daffy, he becomes the object
of Henery Hawk's desire for a chicken dinner

The Foghorn Leghorn (1948)
The Leghorn Blows at Midnight (1950)
Leghorn Swoggled (1951)
All Fowled Up (1955)

In all the above cartoons, Henery Hawk continues to hunt
chickens even though he doesn't know what one looks like,
each cartoon has a variation on the hunt and the hunted.

Henhouse Henery (1949)
Foghorn Leghorn tries to teach
Henery to start with smaller chickens, Barnyard Dawg
helps Henery catch Foghorn.

Strangled Eggs (1961)
Foghorn Leghorn tries to get warm. He then also contemplates
romance and warmth, but not in that order, and he marries
Miss Prissy, the spinster hen. However, he also winds up finding
his old acquaintance--Henery Hawk, who smells chicken.

Henery winds up on Miss Prissy's doorstep,  s an abandoned child.
(An accompanying note reads:  "Dear Lady -- Please take care of
my little one. Signed, Big One.") Thus, Foghorn has to find
ways to save himself and Prissy from the chicken hawk, but
Miss Prissy wants to adopt it as a son! Foghorn tries in vain to
convince Miss Prissy that Henery Hawk is a chicken hawk.

Strangled Eggs was the last appearance by Henery Hawk
and Miss Prissy

Famous Sayings of Henery Hawk

Here, chick chick chick chick chick
Oooh! There's the biggest chicken ever I seed!
I want a chicken now
Me heap big chicken hawk injun

I'm a chicken hawk and you're my victim - are you gonna come
quiet or do I have to muss ya up
I'm a chicken hawk and I'm after chicken
Are you a chicken
Come along quietly before I mess ya up
Are you a chicken - speak up, speak up!
Well I'm a chicken hawk and I'm lookin' for chicken
That big schnook tricked me
Yeah he's got big eyes, big beak, big feet, and he's big and ugly

There's the big schnook over there
Chicken, chicken, chicken chick chichichichicicken!
Gosh, I'm a chicken hawk, I catch chickens and eat 'em
Yeah, yeah, yeah yeah, yeah, yeah yeah yeah etc
Are you my mommy
I'm a chicken hawk, and I smell chicken

I'm a rootin' tootin' lasso loopin' popgun shootin' chickenhawk
Ah, there's my victim now
You're so right chicken, and I'm slappin' my brand on you right now
I'm a rootin' tootin' chicken hawk, get along, little dogie

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Index of Looney Tunes Characters

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