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Bosko is a brave little boxer who battles the champion, Gas House Harry. The enormous brute proves a bit much, even for a plucky underdog.

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Hugh Harman (uncredited)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Rochelle Hudson ... Honey (voice) (uncredited)
Johnny Murray ... Bosko (voice) (uncredited)
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Honey is thrilled that her plucky little boyfriend is about to challenge the enormous brute, Gas House Harry, in the ring. A radio announcer has some nice things to say about Bosko; but supporters of the champion would probably find the commentary even more encouraging. Gas House Harry, who trains by using an anvil as a punching bag, isn't the champion for nothing. Written by J. Spurlin

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 1932 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Honey: [reading about Bosko in the newspaper] What a man!
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Boxing Bosko
29 May 2017 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

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. There are some good cartoons, as well as some average or less ones.

'Battling Bosko' has good enjoyment value and as far as Bosko cartoons go it's generally one of the better ones. It has been well established by now that the Bosko cartoons should not be seen for their stories, which was never a strong suit (quite the opposite), and the story here is very thin and predictable. Some of the cartoon is very repetitive and despite a nice setting the premise has been done to death since and has been executed more consistently and imaginatively.

With Bosko himself, he is a limited character and not particularly interesting, but he is likable enough and doesn't behave as idiotically as he did in his previous cartoon. His opponent is imposing and amusing enough.

As always, the animation is good. 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.

Sound quality has clarity and the synchronisation isn't sloppy and has imagination. The way Bosko is animated is well done and remarkably natural. The gags are mostly very nicely done, with two especially fun ones. The ending is indeed cute.

On the whole, decent and worth watching definitely. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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