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August 1930 (USA) See more »
Bosko hunts in the jungle, but ends up playing music with the animals. 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
Carman Maxwell .... animator (as Max Maxwell)
Paul J. Smith .... animator (as Paul Smith)

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6 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Canada:G (Nova Scotia)

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[first lines]
Bosko:Have some g-g-g-gum, Mr. Ape?
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Bosko does some of what Bugs Bunny later did, 13 November 2008
Author: Lee Eisenberg ( from Portland, Oregon, USA

Bosko, in case you've never heard of him, was the original Looney Tunes star, appearing in the cartoons from 1930 until 1933, when his creators moved to MGM. In "Congo Jazz", the character hunts animals. What's interesting is that in the instance of an attack by a gorilla, Bosko makes the big guy forget that they're supposed to be enemies; just like what Bugs Bunny frequently did! True, there's not much in the way of plot. Of the few Bosko cartoons that I've seen, this was far from the best. Mostly it functions as a cultural historical reference, a look into the early days of what within a few years became the domain of Porky, then Daffy, and finally Bugs.

BTW, is it just me, or when Bosko spanks the monkey, do they show the monkey's butt? Seriously, I know that this was before the Hays Code, but still.

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