Release date: October 17, 1931.
Series: Looney Tunes.
Directed by: Hugh Harman.
Producers: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising and Leon Schlesinger (associate).
Animation: Rollin Hamilton and Carmen "Max" Maxwell.
Musical Score by: Frank Marsales.
It's been a while since I last posted a review (about a week), and I'm back to posting more reviews for you all to watch. I've heard from others about Bosko the Doughboy recently and asked me what I thought about it. Wikipedia mentions that this cartoon is one of the best "Bosko" cartoons Looney Tunes cartoons in that Harman-Ising era.
There appears to be some type of ostrich that comes out of the parapet, and the bird has a bayonet and is about to attack, and then a bomb comes out of nowhere and explodes on the bird with a huge hole on his stomach, and he salutes before dying and landing onto a pond. There is even a band walking past the trenches playing music before getting exploded - gee, why would they be making a parade during a war going on?
After Bosko's breakfast destroyed appears to be a tragic to him, he sits down under the parapet miserably, and then he pulls out a picture of his girlfriend Honey, and starts to kiss the picture. Another bomb comes out of nowhere and destroys Honey's picture and Bosko threatens revenge by shouting "I'll get you!" He starts to climb out of the foxhole with a bayonet, but a lot of bullets are fired at Bosko's helmet, and his helmet hits him back on the head and he falls off the ladder.
It's kind of strange for me to notice that a lot of gags appear to show bombs aiming directly at objects, and blowing up the objects and Bosko not being injured at all.
As one of the bombs drop from the pelican, Bosko and the dog hide and scram - and the bomb explodes. The bomb explodes leaving the dog lying on a branch of a tree and Bosko's clothes tatty and ruined. So, as Bosko realizes that the dog is hanging onto a branch, Bosko grabs a bomb, and places it inside the dog's stomach and Bosko pulls his tail and the bomb shoots out of his body like a slingshot. The bomb hits the pelican and the mouse pilot, and then the pelican falls down in flames and it's MAYDAY.
Bosko and the dog laugh at the pelican falling down, but their timing with laughter ran out when a load of bullets are being fired directly at the dog's stomach, and parts of his body is being torn, and then there is nothing left in his stomach and he shrinks to a smaller size, and runs off hiding in a crater.
Bosko goes off with his bayonet and starts to fight his way through the passing by bullets, and he hides under a crater with a hippo cadet from the enemies shooting. The shooters firing at Bosko and the hippo are two baby birds firing with a machine gun in their birds nest. The hippo tries to be brave, and demands "I'll get him, buddy!", he runs out and tries to run through the bullets and he seems to be succeeding.
A cannon shoots out from a crater and a bomb lands into the hippo's entire body, and the bomb bounces at different parts of the body (I love the sound effects that go "boing" during the bomb bouncing), and then the hippo is dying and cries, "They got me Bosko, they got me", and then he falls down unconscious.
Now that this is the end of the cartoon, I have to admit that since this cartoon was considered one of the best Harman-Ising Warner cartoons, I have to say that that I don't really care about this cartoon much. It's sort of similar to Dumb Patrol but the story is different, except that the theme focuses on war. The gags were quite good, but it's not a cartoon that I care very much about, even watching it again.