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Release Date:
November 1930 (USA) See more »
Bosko is a construction worker who impresses Honey by making music from everything in sight, including a decapitated mouse, a typewriter and a goat filled with hot air. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in alphabetical order)

Rochelle Hudson ... Honey (voice) (uncredited)

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

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

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Additional Details

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

Did You Know?

[first lines]
Bosko:Hey, send up that beam!
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Animated Century (2003) (TV)See more »
The Dance of the Wooden ShoesSee more »


Where does the title come from?
List: Bosko breaks up into many Boskos
Which series is this from: Looney Tunes or Merrie Melodies?
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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Decent, 2 December 2008
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Hold Anything (1930)

** (out of 4)

Early animated film from Warner before they gave us their more memorable (and better known) characters. Bosko is doing construction where he tries to do everything as if it were a note of music. I know Bosko was probably Warner's biggest character at the time but I don't think he holds up too well (and who knows if he did in 1930). The biggest problem I had with this short was that the music numbers weren't all that memorable and even though this ran under ten-minutes you can't help but feel like it's longer. There are some mice in the film, all looking like Mickey Mouse, which I guess should be expected since the director's originally worked at Disney.

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