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December 1930 (USA) See more »
Bosko has a grand time on the farm, dancing with a cow, playing a horse's tail like a violin and getting drunk with three pigs. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Decent but you can see that Disney had nothing to fear from Looney Tunes at this point in time... See more (4 total) »


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Johnny Murray ... Bosko (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Hugh Harman (uncredited)
Rudolf Ising (uncredited)
Produced by
Hugh Harman .... producer
Rudolf Ising .... producer
Leon Schlesinger .... associate producer
Original Music by
Frank Marsales 
Sound Department
Bernard B. Brown .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Animation Department
Friz Freleng .... animator (as Isadore Freleng)
Paul J. Smith .... animator (as Paul Smith)

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6 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.20 : 1 See more »
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[first lines]
Bosko:[to the pigs] Sit right there. Get back!
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Movie Connections:
References Plane Crazy (1928)See more »
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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Decent but you can see that Disney had nothing to fear from Looney Tunes at this point in time..., 15 February 2014
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

The early star for the Looney Tunes cartoons from Warner Brothers was Bosco. I've seen a few of his films and still have no idea what the character is supposed to be--so I looked him up on Wikipedia. They indicate he's supposed to be a black young man. Regardless of who he is, these cartoons directed by the Harmon-Ising team tended to be rather cute and less edgy than many of their competitors. They weren't bad--they just weren't very good either. Not surprisingly, most folks today have never heard of the guy.

In this installment, much of the film is pretty bland and cute. However, there is fortunately a bit of potty humor (believe me, it needed it) and a portion at the end involving pigs drinking booze. Otherwise, there just isn't a lot of plot here and the cartoon is pretty forgettable. If you care, the animation was done by Friz Freleng--a guy who later directed many of the classic Looney Tunes shorts.

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