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

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2 out of 4 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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