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December 1930 (USA) See more »
Bosko and his porcine friend are hobos in a runaway boxcar. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in alphabetical order)
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
Rollin Hamilton .... animator
Carman Maxwell .... animator (as Max Maxwell)

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7 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.20 : 1 See more »
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Continuity: A hobo pig is unconscious in a boxcar; but when the boxcar breaks apart, it is empty.See more »
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Lively use of black and white in this early series cartoon., 11 January 2003
Author: Mozjoukine ( from Australia

One of the best of the Boscos, with the runaway freight car giving the animators the chance for all manner of dynamic movement and the repeats they use only adding to the rhythm.

Bosco shouting "Mammy" in close up on his third tunnel is about as funny as it gets.Our hero has lost his ethnic voice by now.

These early cartoons represent a transition between the Pat Sullivan era and the Loony Toons, whose Schlesinger titles they carry, but even apart from that historical novelty, their lively use of black and white makes them agreeable entertainment all this time later.

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