The Squawkin' Hawk

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The Squawkin' Hawk was an American animated cartoon short in the Merrie Melodies series, first released to theatres in 8 October 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. It's 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.


  • Kent Rogers played Henery in this cartoon, while Tedd Pierce is the rooster. Mel Blanc did other voices.
  • Production Number: 627. MPAA Number: 7907.