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.
Later at night, Henery, who couldn't sleep because of his hunger (and craving to eat chicken) sneaks out to the chicken coop. His first victim is a hen named "Hazel". 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.
Henery continues feuding with the rooster and the hen, until his mother catches him from outside the chicken coop.
Back at home, Henery is again told to eat a worm, since "mama knows best." Henery, having not learnt his lesson, and feeling sorry for the worm, still wants to eat chicken, causing the worm to give him a big kiss on the beak.
This is the only cartoon where Kent Rogers voices Henery Hawk. Mel Blanc took over as the voice of Henery Hawk beginning with Flop Goes the Weasel.
This is the only cartoon where Henery's mother appears. In Walky Talky Hawky, she is mentioned only at the beginning, but never seen onscreen, as in later Henery Hawk cartoons she has been replaced by Henery's father, George K. Chickenhawk.
Henery is known as "Junior" in this short. It is not until Walky Talky Hawky that he is given an actual name.
It was reissued in 1947-48 season evident from Color Rings. The original titles are lost and have not been found.
Production Number: 627. MPAA Number: 7907.
The cartoon released as a special feature of Casablanca 70th Anniversary Edition on Blu-Ray uses an unreleased stereo mix of its recreated 1995 m/e soundtrack (used mostly for the 1995 redubs of this short). Note that some of dialogue's volume has been decreased, making it hard for viewers to understand the lines the character says. In addition, both the reissued opening and ending music cues, as well as the unaltered parts of the background music appear to sound canned for this reason.