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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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Additional Details

7 min
Sound Mix:
Mono (Vitaphone)

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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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Good use of music in what is a largely routine short, 4 May 2002

This is a typical Bosko short: put him in a situation, some means of playing music, introduce a predicament or three for him to largely ignore blithely, usually singing as he does so and fill with sight gags. Here, Bosko has a partner in song, a pig rather than Honey. The use of music is the best thing here in an otherwise average cartoon. Worth watching. Recommended for fans of Harman and Ising and the old black and white cartoons.

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