Release date: January 9, 1932.
Series: Looney Tunes.
Directed by: Hugh Harman
Producers: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising and Leon Schlesinger (associate).
Starring: Johnny Murray (Bosko).
Animation: Isadore "Friz" Freleng and Larry Martin.
Musical Score by: Frank Marsales.
Honey and Bosko find a fish tank in an aquarium, Honey looks at the fishes, and comments to Bosko, "Bosko, ain't that cute?" trying to get his opinion, in which he does. They look inside the fish tank, and there appears to be two fishes in there playing leapfrog, the whole "leapfrog" game is animation cycle used. There is a huge fish that swims inside the tank, scowls at Bosko and Honey, then blows bubbles towards the audience, and swims off.
Bosko and Honey notice an octopus with six other little fishes, the octopus uses his legs for the fishes to go around as a "Merry-Go-Round" type ride. Huh, I remember this being reused in Ain't Nature Grand and I think The Tree's Knees, but I'm having trouble remembering. An error made here is that the octopus has six legs in this cartoon, while in real life an octopus has eight legs, "octo" is Latin for the number eight.
As soon as Bosko gets his hat back, he walks away to get out of the cage, but the ostrich follows him behind and tries to take his hat again, while Bosko asks him to "beat it". The ostrich becomes emotional, and breaks down into tears. Bosko tries to comfort the ostrich, "There, there" says Bosko. Bosko brings out a flute out of his pants, and he starts to play music, and the ostrich starts to dance to the music. With the ostrich dancing and shaking; Bosko makes annoying sounds that I can't tell if it's singing or trying to make music with his mouth. Other kangaroos start to dance to Bosko's annoying music, with two joeys jumping out of the kangaroo pouch, and back into the pouch. Also, there are beavers in the backgrounds patting a piece of wood with their tails.
Both monkeys start quarreling, and Bosko barges inside the monkey cage without any of his business, the innocent monkey leaves the cage through the gaps. Bosko gives the other monkey a telling off, "Naughty, naughty". The monkey pulls Bosko's nose, it stretches and then he lets his nose go that smacks him back in the face. Bosko starts to spank the baby in the bottom.
It seems to be that the way the cages were laid out is so strange because, there is no walls that show other cages for other animals, it's just a corridor, and as Bosko jumps off the cage, there is no wall to protect it, it feels strange.
This cartoon had a number of it's footage reused from earlier cartoons, but not MOST of it. This cartoon sort of had a good story with it, showing Bosko having to steal with a number of animals, and there is story climaxes here. There will be some Bosko cartoons coming through which I consider to be "very good", but chances are there won't be too many.