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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
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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This is believed to be the first cartoon to use extensive synchronized speech.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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1 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Harman/Ising Demo Reel After leaving Mintz Studios, 25 July 2001
Author: larry loc from California

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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