Release date: March 11, 1933.
Series: Looney Tunes.
Directed by: Hugh Harman.
Producers: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising and Leon Schlesinger.
Starring: Johnny Murray (Bosko).
Animation: Isadore "Friz" Freleng and Paul Smith.
Musical Score: Frank Marsales.
We then see Bosko with his racing car as Honey is watching by sitting on a backyard fence, and Bosko is putting some oil in the wheels to get ready for the race. Bosko is in full focus of the race, and let's hope he wins that time, unlike last time when he was boxing in Battling Bosko he was at a great defeat.
If you ask me, that character who is Bosko's rival looks an awful like Peg Leg Pete - a famous Disney character who is rivals of Mickey and Donald Duck. The only part that doesn't look like Pete is the hat to disguise and avoid copyright, with no Billy Bletcher voice to support it, but avoid it. The rival then lights a match on Bosko's front part of his racing car that leaves a horrible mark that is physically impossible to remove, and would cost money to be redone. Because of what happened, this makes Bosko even more determined to beat the "meanie" - he'll fight fire with fire!
Some of the cars at the start of the race seem to progress slowly, and even a dog in some type of bicycle isn't doing much effort. We then see some good car animation going on with the cars driving past, and some shots of the wheels going fast. We then get a PAN shot of a very long car, with other racers driving it. As the exhaust pipe explodes with a puff ring of smoke, a car jumps through the loop of dust. Even the ornament on the car is blackened from the smoke coming out of the exhaust pipes. The ornament opens the lid in which there is water, so he dives in and gets back up into a normal colored ornament.
Bosko then tries to overtake his rival by turning different sides, but his rival already knows his maneuvers . As there is no other possible way to overtake, the car does the job himself by coming to life and biting the rear end of the car that causes the rival's car to jump and yelp, as Bosko's car sneakily creeps through and is in the lead. This is a situation in which cartoons can break the rules, and it was used as an emergency. I like that.
Bosko is finally in the lead, and it is clear that he has already won the race with the crowd cheering. Honey runs in the middle of the tracks with a crown to award Bosko as the "speed king". Bosko accepts his award, and they both kiss on the lips. Since they are doing it in public, Bosko then pulls the engine in which black smoke covers them as they kiss in private - and that's all folks.
This was one of the shorts in which Bosko takes part in a race, and this time he was won it and his number 13 car was proved wrong. Overall, I didn't mind this cartoon at all - and there were some decent gags, and not a harmful cartoon at all. I've noticed how there seems to be little reuses so far in Harman-Ising cartoons in 1933. I would imagine that Leon Schlesinger gave Harman-Ising a much bigger budget for the 1932-1933 season, and probably that's why there is hardly reuses lately, although I can't get my hopes up.