Feather Bluster

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Feather Bluster
Merrie Melodies (Foghorn Leghorn) series
Directed by Robert McKimson
Story by Tedd Pierce
Voices by Mel Blanc
Music by Milt Franklyn
Carl Stalling
Animation by Warren Batchelder
Ted Bonnicksen
George Grandpre
Tom Ray
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date(s) May 10, 1958 (USA premiere)
Color process Technicolor
Running time 7 min (one reel)
Language English

Feather Bluster is a 1958 Merrie Melodies animated short starring Foghorn Leghorn and Barnyard Dawg. The short is essentially a clip show, in that the majority of the footage is reused from earlier cartoons.

Plot[edit]

The plot concerns an elderly Foghorn Leghorn and Barnyard Dawg exchanging old stories during a game of checkers and are getting along. Their grandsons outside overhear their talk and imitate their old actions. The flashbacks between Foghorn and Dawg use footage from the following cartoons: (in order of appearance)

  • Henhouse Henery (1949): The scene where Dawg runs into the fence that Foghorn painted to make look like an open gate, and when Foghorn runs into a mill to create a baseball bat to use against Dawg, only a new bit of animation is made showing Foghorn coming out of the workshop apparently unscathed telling the audience "That, I say, that dawg keeps a-pitchin' 'em and I keep a-duckin' 'em!", but proves himself wrong when he falls over) It also makes up the final clip in the cartoon, where Foghorn scares Dawg out of his dog house and proceeds to paint his tongue green.
  • The High and the Flighty (1956): The scene where Foghorn gives Dawg a rigged spring bone, only in this case, not sold to Foghorn by Daffy but rather received by Foghorn in the mail.
  • All Fowled Up (1955): The scene where Foghorn tries to blow a stick of dynamite through a tube at Dawg, but it backfires.