Beaky Buzzard

Posted in WB Cartoon Companion on January 30, 2004

    Minor character of Robert Clampett who was, for reasons which remain unclear, quite prominently featured in merchandising during the 1940s. Clampett also called him “The Snerd Bird” because of his voice, which owed something to the country bumpkin character of Mortimer Snerd created by ventriloquist Edgar Bergen.

    Kent Rogers provided the first voice for Beaky. Later cartoons featured Mel Blanc in the role.


  • Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid (Clampett, 1942)
  • The Bashful Buzzard (Clampett, 1945)
  • The Lion’s Busy (Freleng, 1950)
  • Strife with Father (McKimson, 1950)
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