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Bosko hunts in the jungle, but ends up playing music with the animals.

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Hugh Harman (uncredited), Rudolf Ising (uncredited)
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Johnny Murray ... Bosko (voice) (uncredited)
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Bosko is a frightened hunter moving stealthily through the jungle. When he notices that a tiger is stalking him, he turns his gun on the beast and shoots. But an impotent bullet falls harmlessly to the ground. Bosko tricks the tiger into singing and dancing with him. Then, when he gets the chance, he removes the tiger's rear flap, exposing the big cat's polka-dotted underpants, and kicks him off a cliff. Later, Bosko plays with a baby ape, who spits in his eye. Bosko removes its flap, exposing its bare bottom, and spanks it. The father ape enters, and he's angry. Bosko gives him a stick of chewing gum. This placates him, especially when he and Bosko stretch the gum out of their mouths and pluck a tune. Soon all the animals in the jungle begin playing each other, their own body parts, or the trees, as if they were musical instruments. A coconut tree dances, slapping its rear and shaking its coconut-breasts until one falls off and hits Bosko on the head. Three hyenas laugh, and Bosko ... Written by J. Spurlin

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1930 (USA) See more »

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1.20 : 1
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Quotes

[first lines]
Bosko: Hello!
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Featured in Futurama: Roswell That Ends Well (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Giving It This and That
(uncredited)
Written by George W. Meyer, Archie Gottler and Sidney D. Mitchell
Played at the end when Bosko leads the animals in a song
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Bosko does some of what Bugs Bunny later did
13 November 2008 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

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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