Sunday, 11 September 2011
30. Bosko's Party (1932)
Release date: April 2, 1932.
Series: Looney Tunes.
Directed by: Hugh Harman.
Producers: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising and Leon Schlesinger.
Starring: Johnny Murray?
Animation: Isadore "Friz" Freleng and Larry Martin.
Musical Score by: Frank Marsales.
Meanwhile, Honey is at home as it's her birthday and is probably dressing up for later, while she's mascaraing her eyelashes, with her spit. She decides to get back changed into her normal dress, and she doesn't realize that the audience is looking at her about to get changed. She stands behind a transom where she privately gets changed, but not realizing that there is a mirror, and that we can see her undress. Hah, I think that's kind of a funny gag, in terms of humiliation.
Meanwhile, Honey's spoilt cat Wilbur is trying to find other places to hide, but all the other closet doors were taken, and the draws. Wilbur is running in circles thinking where to hide, until Bosko pops along and empties a flower pot, and places Wilbur inside.
Honey's dog is running away, until he slides on a rug that leads him onto an armchair and flies into a fish tank, and is stuck under there. The dog doesn't seem to be drowning at the moment, but someone should REALLY do something to that dog, so it doesn't drown. As the dog barks, there are bubbles coming out, and as the bubbles touch the surface of the water, it has the sounds of the dog barking. Bosko finally grabs the dog out of the fish tank with everyone watching; the dog rinses himself off and walks away disgusted from Bosko.
Ever since I saw Wilbur in Bosko's Soda Fountain and I thought that Wilbur was such a brat, and I didn't like him. I felt that this is what he deserves after the way he treated Bosko in Bosko's Soda Fountain.
Now to my personal opinions: I must say, that I actually thought that cartoon was not very bad at all, compared to the regular standards of Harman-Ising cartoons. There was a good tight plot, in which Wilbur trapped in a flowerpot, and the audience wouldn't think it would be a major part of the story. The character personalities in there were quite good, and I always quite like it when the dogs ruin the show, because it's so true.
I must say that I always quite like reviewing the Bosko cartoons because they're easier to review, and I prefer them to the Merrie Melodies cartoons that were made in that era.