Friday, 4 August 2017

Super Chicken Transforms

My five favourite Jay Ward cartoons, in no order, are Rocky and Bullwinkle, George of the Jungle, Super Chicken, Fractured Fairy Tales and Dudley Do-Right. You can argue amongst yourself which is number one. In the meantime, I’ll post some scenes from Super Chicken.

As you all know, simple, unassuming Henry Cabot Henhouse III transformed into that heroic doer of good things, Super Chicken, after drinking the Super Sauce mixed by faithful companion Fred. The Ward animators had fun with the transformation drawings in a few of the cartoons. In the one featuring Shrimp Chop Fooey (aka The Laundryman), here’s what happens.

The series had gang credits listing the animators, who included Rod Scribner, Rudy Zamora, Phil Duncan and Herman R. Cohen.


  1. The Laundry Man episode features the funniest line in a Jay War cartoon, when Number One Son tell Laundry Man that Super Chicken is arriving.

    If I could make a movie based on a classic cartoon, Super Chicken would be high on the list of choices.

  2. You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred!

    A true classic.

  3. With the clockwork/transformation sounds. PS I always wondered what super sauce tasted like.SC