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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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3 min
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Did You Know?

This is a pilot film pitched to Hollywood distributors by Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising in 1929. Leon Schlesinger was so impressed that he subsequently produced and sold a series of Bosko cartoons to Warner Bros., thus creating the "Looney Tunes" series.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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2 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Amazing What People Laughed At Back Then, 22 October 2008
Author: Seamus2829 from United States

This rarely seen (and for good reasons)short was originally a test reel for the Warner Brothers upper brass to see Warner's new animation department. Pity 'ol Leon S. didn't have anything better for them. This pathetic exercise in on screen racism lacks any thing resembling humour (at least for these times). It's obvious that Bosko made an impact with the big wheels at Warners (although Bosko would be re-vamped from a shuffling big eyed stereotype to a monkey/boy (take that,creationists). This unfunny short clocks in at a mere 3 minutes,but still seems like 3 hours (or more). Thankfully,Warner Bros. would get a lot better than this as the years went by.

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