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Bosko the Talk-Ink Kid (1929) Poster

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This plotless demo reel would launch what would become the first of almost 500 cartoons produced by Leon Schlesinger during the next two decades.
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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).
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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.
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This is believed to be the first cartoon to use extensive synchronized speech.
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