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Ain't Nature Grand! (1931)

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Bosko fishes, and sings and dances with frogs. But two ladybugs use a wasp as an airplane, and a beehive and tree branch as a machine gun to drive him away.

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Bosko goes fishing next to a No Fishing sign. He feels sorry for the worm he's brought; instead he uses the letters on the sign to act as worms. He catches a fish, declares it cute and pets it. The fish spits at him and jumps back into the water. Meanwhile, the worm is not safe yet. A bird chases him; but he escapes into a hole. We're back to Bosko who finds two ladybugs dancing on stones next to a waterfall as a spider plays his web as a harp. A pelican rises up from the water to deposit four frogs next to Bosko. Bosko and the frogs sing and dance. The two ladybugs are mischievous; they use a wasp as an airplane, a flower as a propeller, and a beehive and tree branch as a machine gun. They shoot Bosko with bees, driving him away and into a water fountain. But the happy Bosko tips his hat to the audience to show he's all right. Written by J. Spurlin

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Two ladybugs ride a wasp as if it were an airplane and use a beehive and a tree branch as a makeshift machine gun. This machine gun disappears when the wasp flies into the camera, but reappears in the next shot. See more »

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The Kiss Waltz
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Music by Joseph A. Burke
Played when the bees dance by the waterfall
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Bosko shows his love for nature but nature (for the most part) does not reciprocate
16 August 2006 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This cartoon is a largely routine and exceedingly forgettable short. There are one or two fairly decent bits that I'll likely discuss, so consider this your spoiler warning:

This short is set in the great outdoors, with Bosko going fishing. Bosko decides that he can't put the worm on the hook and use it for bait, so he lets it go-whereupon it's spied by a bird and nearly become food rather than freed. The chase scene between bird and worm is a good deal more interesting than most of Bosko's bits. Bosko pets a fish he catches, which spits in his eye for his efforts.

Bosko wanders around and various critters dance and do little bits. There's a particularly nice bit with some frogs and one with a spider and Bosko is involved here and there. The climax of the short has Bosko attacked by insects which bomb him and cause him to jump into a fountain for cover. I found myself cheering on the bugs.

Not really a bad cartoon, but there were much more interesting Bosko shorts than this one. You can tell it's early in the game for Warner Brothers animation. They were way behind Disney and Fliescher and Lantz were also much better at this point. Worth seeing once.


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