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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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Hold Anything is a pretty entertaining musical Bosko cartoon short See more (5 total) »


  (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)

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[first lines]
Bosko:Hey, send up that beam!
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Movie Connections:
Edited into It's Got Me Again! (1932)See more »
Don't Hold EverythingSee more »


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List: Bosko breaks up into many Boskos
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Hold Anything is a pretty entertaining musical Bosko cartoon short, 10 June 2007
Author: tavm from Baton Rouge, La.

Since the previous reviewer mentioned most of the details of Hold Anything, I'll just mention that the mice look uncannily like Walt Disney's Mickey. Perhaps not surprising since directors Hugh Harmon and Rudolf Ising had previously worked for Disney as animators when he created Oswald the Lucky Rabbit with Ub Iwerks with the rabbit looking like the Famous Mouse with long ears and a fluffy tail. Another entertaining musical short that seems inspired by the fame of the first successful sound cartoon, Steamboat Willie, that put Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney on the map of iconic status. Worth a look for anyone interested in Warner Bros. animation before Tex Avery arrived to give it a new identity.

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