Release date: April 30, 1932.
Series: Looney Tunes.
Directed by: Hugh Harman.
Producers: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising and Leon Schlesinger (associate).
Starring: Johnny Murray (?)
Animation: Rollin Hamilton and Paul Smith.
Musical Score by: Frank Marsales.
I have to say that the camera angles of the train tracks is just all wrong, because it should be mirrored, as if the train is chasing after them, not steaming straight towards them. Harman should have flopped those shots, to make it as though they are chasing. It just doesn't work to me.
Bosko and Bruno continue to run on the train tracks (oddly enough for some reason), and then Bruno's foot gets caught on the rails, in which Bosko tries to change the switch but the switch is locked. After failed attempts to try and free Bruno, Bosko tries to pull the switch as hard as he can, but the approaching train comes in time, in which Bruno appears to be dead and Bosko turns depressed. It turns out that Bruno was hiding under the hatch in the train tracks all along to trick Bosko that he was dead. Holy hell, Bruno does this again to trick about his death, he's so "sadistic". Plus, the gag was reused from Big-Hearted Bosko.
While Bosko and Bruno are looking at the chicken clucking and minding his own business, do they plan to grab and cook the chicken? Nope, Bosko wants the chicken eggs to cook that's all (well, chicken's still nicer to eat). Bruno goes inside the chicken farm, until a chicken notices Bruno in silhouette and identifies him as a dog, so the chicken runs in panic, as Bruno chases after the chicken. It appears to be that Bruno was supposed to distract the chicken by chasing it, while Bosko tries to make a grab for one of the eggs.
As the chasing continues, the chicken gets caught in a lawn mower, in which the mower moves, with chicken feathers are coming out and sticking onto Bruno. Eventually as all the feathers are out, Bruno looks like cement because of the lawn mower with the chicken inside, and the chicken is now naked. Bruno shakes off all the muck, and Bosko joins in the chase, by boasting "Gem 'em Bruno" (what now Bosko wants to eat the chicken?), until Bosko and Bruno see a figure off-screen they turn around and scram, as Bosko shouts "Scram Bruno!"
So, Bosko and Bruno are being chased by an old timer, and I don't t know what creature he's supposed to be. The old timer vows revenge on Bosko and Bruno for trying to chase the chickens, and the farmer tries to shoot them with his shotgun. The gun gags were reused from Bosko's Fox Hunt.
Onto my thoughts: well, the cartoon kinda flaws with the fact that there are reuses like in the beginning, like when Bruno fakes his death from Big-Hearted Bosko, and that the boxcar disaster has been reused many times. Some of the concept of this cartoon was reused from Box Car Blues like the fact that Bosko is a hobo in this short, and also the boxcar disaster. The story was a bit different there, like when Bosko is in a farm, never seen that before - maybe on The Booze Hangs High. This cartoon isn't great, but not terrible at all.