Sorry folks, that I didn't post anything yesterday, I was busy yesterday by spending my entire evening watching a 3-hour performance of Les Miserables, and then at a Thai restaurant. I had no time to review, but I have some time now. Here is the Bosko the Drawback review.
Release date: October 22, 1932.
Series: Looney Tunes.
Directed by: Hugh Harman.
Producers: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising and Leon Schlesinger.
Starring: Johnny Murray (Bosko).
Animation: Isadore "Friz" Freleng and Bob McKimson.
Musical Score: Frank Marsales.
The band continues to march down the field, and there is even a part where there are these two dogs banging their drums, and they have cymbals on one side of their leg, and they shake their booties together to make a clash on their cymbals. There is also a tall caterpillar who has four snare drums strapped up that he plays, with his six arms.
As we fade back to the marching band, we see this ostrich who looks like the referee, who looks at the audience asking, "Are you listenin'" Since I'm not aware of 1930's American entertainment culture, I don't understand the line - unless it's a line from a celebrity. According to Toonzone, it's a parody line of Ben Bennie. There is even a dog barking and cheering, with the fleas jumping and cheering.
I'm sorry, but I'm really not used to describing this game as "football" at all. Football is more popular term of "soccer" to what Americans or other countries say. The way American football is played, we mainly call it rugby - which is similar to American football but different rules. As I've said before, I know almost nothing on American football so I could get support on the rules of the games and the positions. All I know is that it's a very serious game in high schools.
Bosko gets help from his dog friend who forms a "V" shape to block all the other players trying to land on Bosko while he's trying to score. Suddenly, all the players collide together on top of Bosko, and the ball is no longer on Bosko's hands.
I didn't particularly like that cartoon much, because it just stole too much on Freddy the Freshman (another cartoon I disliked), the whole concept of this short was based on Freddy the Freshman as it was related to American football, but not on high school. I guess that Harman-Ising felt that they could reuse their story as it was their own cartoon anyway. Of course, the cartoons were just meant to be entertaining, and no-one was meant to make a big deal about the reusing, except me. But, I admit there was some highlight as there were some new gags added there - but I have no idea what the "Hunchback of Notre Dame" name came from, is it the lump on the player or something?