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A cartoonist draws Bosko, who promptly comes to life. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (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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Trivia:
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 »
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) (TV)See more »
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Sonny BoySee more »

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Bosko looks like a minstrel character, 31 January 2007
Author: Lee Eisenberg (lee.eisenberg.pdx@gmail.com) from Portland, Oregon, USA

Aside from the fact that "Bosko the Talk-Ink Kid" has little plot - other than cartoonist Rudolf Ising creating the title character - it should make us cringe in the 21st century, as Bosko looks and sounds like a black-face character. This cartoon is worth watching as a reference point (and I guess that it gets justified by the fact that it indirectly led to the creation of Bugs, Daffy, Porky, etc.), but it's not worth much otherwise. There's a reason that Bosko didn't become as prominent as the most famous Looney Tunes; producer Leon Schlesinger knew the better ideas when he saw them later. Available on Disc 4 of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 1.

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