Release date: April 29, 1933.
Series: Looney Tunes.
Directed by: Hugh Harman.
Producers: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising and Leon Schlesinger.
Starring: Johnny Murray (?).
Animation: Bob McKimson and Robert Stokes.
Musical Score: Frank Marsales.
There is some good personality going on between Bosko and Bruno, and it's one of them cartoons where Bosko is in a deep sleep and goes off into dreamland where he is a knight. There is some pretty good personality animation on Bosko's dog Bruno - who is a favorite of mine in the Bosko characters. The voice of Bosko sounds very different here, it sounds like a very soft version of a Mickey Mouse voice - I don't think Johnny Murray did the voice there. I wonder why he wasn't - was Murray ill, or busy - and Harman-Ising were meeting deadlines and replaced another actor who did the falsetto voices.
Bosko and Bruno enter the castle as Bosko is singing his version of Peanut Vender - they both enter the castle with a groovy walk style. Interesting to find this Knight who lived in Medieval times to even use this dance method since it didn't even exist back then and the days before charisma. Of course, it makes it more entertaining and interesting to watch - a Knight doing a rumba in the castle.
Unfortunately in my copy that I'm reviewing, there is a section part but it was removed where we see caricatures of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy doing impressions as knights - but it was cut in Nickelodeon back in the 1980's (probably time wise?), but it's not in my copy and I don't know what else to say.
It is one of the many Looney Tunes stories in the early years (at least up to around 1934 or 1935), when there was a boyfriend and girlfriend story, and there was always a villain to steal the girlfriend, and it was up to the boyfriend to take him. I bet that the audience finally got ticked off with the same old stories and they were wiped out. Of course, this is a part of Looney Tunes history.
Honey's cries continue to keep on screaming, in which Bosko then falls off his mule as hit halts by coming across a lake. Bosko jumps into the lake and his knight suit automatically turns into a submarine going fast underwater. This section has some great gags I have to say - the suit, the mule, and all.
This cartoon was much better to review than my previous one (The Organ Grinder) and it was more interesting. I'd say that throughout the cartoon there were different stages on how the plot and overall cartoon went. The short started off like a normal Bosko cartoon, throughout the middle we saw some charisma with the knights and caricatures that somehow existed in Medieval times - and towards the end of the short we saw some great gags. So, it's been a very interesting showcase, and it was much easier for me to review it.