Today’s honoree is a classic cartoon character. Instead of a featured character, today we honor a member of the supporting cast … a feisty character with an attitude – Henery Hawk. For those wanting more than a clip, a full cartoon is at the end of this post.
Tidbits about Henery
- Lives a sheltered live at home with his parents, thus doesn’t know what a chicken looks like
- Speaks as tough guy and has an angry temperament
- Created by Chuck Jones and mainly voiced by Mel Blanc
- 14 cartoons over 4 decades: 1940s (7), 1950s (5), 1960s (1), 2011 (1)
- Most commonly appeared with Foghorn Leghorn and Barnyard Dog
- Many cartoons end with him capturing tormenters
- More successful in comics than in cartoons, but never had a comic of his own and never appeared on a cover
- Appeared in Space Jam
- Appeared with Foghorn Leghorn in a GEICO commercial
I’m a chickenhawk, and you’re my victim.
Well, I’m not after schnooks, I’m after a chicken.
Ooooooh, dat’s the biggest chicken I’ve ever seen!
I’m a chickenhawk, and I’m gonna take you home.
For those wanting a 7-minute cartoon