Release date: September 19, 1931.
Series: Looney Tunes.
Directed by: Hugh Harman.
Producers: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising and Leon Schlesinger (associate).
Animation: Rollin Hamilton and Larry Martin.
Musical Score: Frank Marsales.
The scenes cuts to Bosko who is steering the ship, and he is having some troubles in trying to control the ship, while there is a lookout on a crow's nest, at one point the lookout is nearly blown off the ship, and he hangs on to the ship, and then the wind is so powerful that his dungarees nearly blow off and we see his pants. Bosko is trying to catch up with the wheel and continue to steer the ship, and then his whole body turns and turns around the wheel, and he bounces off, and is pushed back at the waves from on the port and starboard sides of the ship, and then gets hit by the wheels in his crotch, and screams. The waves fill up the entire scream.
That was in fact a rather random piece that turned up in this cartoon.
Bosko jumps onto a pile of stones while jumping through a pond, and the "stone" turns out to be a crocodile's head and he's about to eat Bosko, but he hangs in a limb from a tree, and the lion is about to make a jump, and the crocodile bites the lion with his huge mouth, with his tail sticking out. Bosko ties the lion's tail onto the branch of a tree with the crocodile hanging on. Bosko jumps out of the tree and lands onto a piece of land to see where he's going, and then he see s a rowing boat and he rows along, and then he sees a rock that leads him to land, and in order to jump safely (so he doesn't trip over while jumping over), he gets out an anchor and throws it at a "rock" that turns out to be a hippo screaming and the hippo screaming drags the anchor and Bosko to head back to land, and the hippo falls into a hole and leaves Bosko flying and curling and ends up in a village.
There is a lot of those type of gags when there is an object (a stone, rock) and it looks alike and then it's revealed to be an animal (crocodile, hippo).
The village leader orders his bodyguard to bring Bosko to see him sitting in his throne, and then orders to "Boil him", and all the other tribes agree to boil him, cook him and eat him alive.Bosko remarks, "Oh yeah", and he brings out one of his guns and it turns out to be novelty, with a cork popping out. All the other tribes start to chase after Bosko.
This cartoon is not very interesting to watch when reviewing it actually. There wasn't really too much to say here, no specific gags involved, or anything bizarre happened. It was just a bland cartoon, with many of the gags where it shows a stone that reveals identity to an animal living in the water. What I have learnt is that since Merrie Melodies started, Harman and Ising separated in directing, with Ising directing Merrie Melodies and Hugh directing Looney Tunes with Bosko.
I'd also like to say that I'd like to thanks those who contributed to the site Toonzone - Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies: The Early Years where it has a lot of framegrabs and synopsis in all the Harman-Ising cartoons from 1930-1933, but it doesn't have any more on the later Looney Tunes cartoons, it's still worth looking at - and it prevents me from finding the character are actually saying, even when I can't understand a word.