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.
'Bosko the Drawback' is agreed a pretty forgettable effort for Bosko and one of his weakest. Not a terrible cartoon, none of the weakest efforts are and all of them have enough to make it mediocre at worst, but didn't do much for me.
As always for a Bosko cartoon 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. There are a couple of amusing and cute gags in the first half.
Regarding Bosko himself, he is not the most interesting of characters and is not particularly fun or likable. Too many of the gags are pretty limp and are lacking in wit, memorability and sharper timing, which is enough to bring. The football match is less than exciting.
To say that the story is dull and thin is an understatement in itself even for a Bosko cartoon.
In summary, forgettable but not terrible. 5/10 Bethany Cox
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