Henery Hawk (Looney Tunes)

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Henery Hawk
"I'm a Chicken Hawk, and I'm after my first chicken!"
Gender: Male
Type: Bratty, Half Pint-Sized Chicken Hawk
Species: Hawk
Portrayed by: Mel Blanc
Status: Alive
Media of Origin: Looney Tunes

Henery Hawk is a supporting character and minor antagonist on the Foghorn Leghorn shorts from Looney Tunes, first appearing on The Squawkin' Hawk in 1942. Originally voiced by Kent Rogers in his debut cartoon, he is later voiced by Mel Blanc beginning with Walky Talky Hawky.

Bad Qualities

  1. He is usually obnoxious and tries to put up fights with Foghorn Leghorn and Barnyard Dawg, mainly just to eat the former.
  2. He also acts very egotistical.
  3. In The Squawkin' Hawk and The Foghorn Leghorn, he refuses to listen to his parents whenever they tell him to not get chicken but does it anyway.
  4. He is also incredibly stupid and doesn’t know what a chicken is, though to be fair it is due to him living a sheltered life.
  5. While Mel Blanc did a decent job voicing him, his voice can get on your nerves at times.
  6. He usually makes a bad cartoon predator due to his stupidity. Even Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam, Sylvester, Tom, Taz and Wile E. Coyote have more intelligence than Henery has.
  7. Not only does he harm Foghorn Leghorn and Barnyard Dawg, but also Sylvester and Daffy Duck.
  8. He also doesn’t seem to take criticism and can’t take no for an answer.
  9. Unlike all the other Looney Tunes antagonist characters, he never gets punished for his actions and usually gets off scot-free, often successfully preying on Foghorn Leghorn in almost every episode.

Good Qualities

  1. His creation in 1942 marked director Chuck Jones' first ever attempt at breaking away from creating boring, weak, slow-witted, and cutesy Disney-inspired knock-off characters like Sniffles, Inki, The Two Curious Puppies and Conrad Cat back in 1939-1941, even though Jones would have much better luck at doing so when creating Hubie and Bertie the following year in The Aristo-Cat.
  2. He and Foghorn Leghorn share good chemistry.
  3. He can be funny at times.
  4. His design is cute.
  5. Mel Blanc does a decent job voicing him.
  6. He did improve a bit on The Looney Tunes Show.
  7. The Foghorn Leghorn cartoons would likely not be as great as it is without him.


  • Despite being used frequently by Robert McKimson, Chuck Jones actually created Henery Hawk.
  • Henery Hawk inspired Mark Evanier to create Scrappy-Doo for Scooby-Doo.


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