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Uncredited cast:
Rudolf Ising ...
Cartoonist (uncredited)
Carman Maxwell ...
Bosko (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

A cartoonist sits at his drawing board, smoking a cigarette and crumpling up his latest drawing. He tries a new drawing, and this time he produces Bosko, a caricatured Negro boy with a simple, rounded design. Once finished, Bosko becomes animate on the paper. "Well, here I is," he declares to the mildly surprised cartoonist. "And I shore feel good!" Bosko proceeds to dance, play the piano--and sing. But his singing is so bad that the cartoonist sucks Bosko back into his ink pen and then pours him into his inkwell. But the end of this demo reel proves that Bosko can't be beaten so easily. Written by J. Spurlin

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May 1929 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This plotless demo reel would launch what would become the first of almost 500 cartoons produced by Leon Schlesinger during the next two decades. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bosko: Well, here I is, and I shore feel good!
Cartoonist: Oh-ho, you feel good, do you?
Bosko: [pointing to the instrument with which he has just been created] Yeah, I's just out of da pen!
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Referenced in Toonheads: The Lost Cartoons (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Sonny Boy
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Music by Ray Henderson
Lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva and Lew Brown
Sung by Bosko
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Harman/Ising Demo Reel After leaving Mintz Studios
25 July 2001 | by (California) – See all my reviews

How the mighty are fallen, Harman / Ising did not last long at Mintz Studio after he talked them into leaving Disney when he took Oswald away.

This was their demo reel and it owes more to the Out of the Inkwell Koko shorts then it does to Disney. Racial stereo types, awful sound, and very bad acting by Rudy Ising, the human cartoonist trying to play the Max Fleischer part.

It is very hard to believe that they got a job on the weight of this reel. But Schlesinger must have seen something in it or more likely knew their work at Disney.


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