Release date: June 3, 1933.
Series: Looney Tunes.
Directed by: Hugh Harman.
Producers: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising and Leon Schlesinger.
Starring: Johnny Murray (Bosko).
Animation: Rollin Hamilton and Carmen "Max" Maxwell.
Musical Score: Frank Marsales.
The quality of pictures I found on Bosko the Sheepherder are in such poor quality, so sorry if it's really bad. I do wish that someday every single of those Warner cartoons will be fully restored and remastered.
We then get a good shot of Bruno sleeping, he is snoring and right next to a log. The log has some holes in it, and there are some raccoons in there that are popping out of the holes and into the air. We then get a shot of a squirrel eating some walnuts (Mmm). The squirrel is having a hard time trying to bite the walnuts, but Bosko helps out by using his mouth like a nutcracker - interesting gag. We then see a shot full of sheep as they crowd together and they mow the lawn with their teeth, in which sheep used that back then. It's still great idea for a gag, though.
The fox then runs into a cave where he thinks he won't get caught by Bosko and Bruno. We can see that a lot of crashing is going on due to the cave's reaction with stars coming out, and Bruno itself. Then the fox comes out, and Bosko weeps thinking that he was eaten, but it was just Bruno inside the costume (it seems that Bruno's personality is that he always tricks Bosko as if he's dead). They then reunite with each other by licking Bosko's cheeks - and that's all folks.
Overall, this cartoon was very bland and very boring. There were gags and all, but it was not interesting to watch at all. I noticed that animation reuses has returned in this cartoon, after quite a number of cartoons of no reuses in the animated shorts. Did Harman-Ising had to take budget cuts or something? Maybe that's why it convinced them to leave in 1933. So, this cartoon was just like watching a normal Harman-Ising in that era - so boring and nothing special worth watching. But I still feel sorry for that lamb, though.