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Release Date:
June 1931 (USA) See more »
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Bosko and Honey yodel happily in the Alps until a series of disasters end with Honey rushing downriver on an ice floe. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (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
Rollin Hamilton .... animator
 

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Runtime:
7 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Quotes:
[first lines]
Honey:Help! Help!
Bosko:[to the St. Bernard] Come on!
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Movie Connections:
Spoofs Uncle Tom's Cabin (1927)See more »

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Yodeling Bosko and Honey, 3 April 2017
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

The Bosko cartoons may not be animation masterpieces, but they are fascinating as examples of Looney Tunes in their early days before the creation of more compelling characters and funnier and more creative cartoons.

While there are better Bosko cartoons, there are also worse. 'Yodeling Yokels' is watchable, but only just a little above average, so as far as Bosko cartoons go in ranking it's somewhere in the middle. As ever with a Bosko cartoon, the story is slight and some of the antics and peril with Bosko and Honey is predictable and struggles to maintain momentum.

'Yodeling Yokels' does have some amusing moments and good visual gags, but the predictability and repetition of some of the gags make the cartoon an amusing one in parts rather than a continually very funny or even hilarious one. And yes, Honey and particularly Bosko's yodelling is pretty painful.

On the other hand, the animation is not bad at all. Not exactly refined but fluid and crisp enough with some nice detail, it is especially good in the meticulous backgrounds and some remarkably flexible yet natural movements for Bosko. The music doesn't disappoint either, its infectious energy, rousing merriment, lush orchestration and how well it fits with the animation is just a joy.

Bosko's personality is neither fleshed out or annoying, more endearing than before and fun if a little bland. Likewise with Honey. The best character here is the mouse, whose material is much funnier and whose scenes and story have a lot of freshness and charm. The sound is good and hardly static.

In summary, watchable but just a little above average. 6/10 Bethany Cox

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