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May 1929 (USA) See more »
A cartoonist draws Bosko, who promptly comes to life. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in alphabetical order)
Rudolf Ising ... Cartoonist (uncredited)
Carman Maxwell ... Bosko (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Hugh Harman 
Produced by
Hugh Harman .... producer
Rudolf Ising .... producer
Leon Schlesinger .... producer
Animation Department
Friz Freleng .... animator (uncredited)
Rollin Hamilton .... animator (uncredited)

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5 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Bosko makes his first appearance in this demo reel. He makes his official, commercial debut in his next film, Sinkin' in the Bathtub (1930).See more »
[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) (TV)See more »
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1 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
only watch as a curiosity, 2 November 2005
Author: movieman_kev from United States

The first Looney Tunes short ever features a blank ink spot that talks in an uneducated way and this is very fortunately NOT a barometer of how that rest of the animated shorts would be. This is painful to watch at times and lacks the humor or wit of later cartoon shorts by the studio, but this is where it all started and I guess one has to give it props for that if nothing else. I don't really recommend this on anything but prosperity's sake. This animated short can be found as an extra in the "From the Vaults" section on disc 4 of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 1.

My Grade: D

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