Looney Tunes (Bosko title #1)
Released: July 1931
Supervision by - Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising
Drawn by - Isadore Freleng, Rollin Hamilton
Musical Score by - Frank Marsales
Bosko wanders through
a musical forest.
Bosko is walking through
the woods with an axe. As he is about to chop a down a tree, it comes
to life and begs for it's life, surrounded by it's little tree children.
An animal comes out of the tree's mouth and begs "Oh won't you spare
that tree!". Bosko puts down his axe and pulls out a harmonica. The
baby trees dance around it's mother as Bosko plays a tune. "Ain't
that cute!" Bosko comments. One tree razzes Bosko, so he chases it
and pulls off its bark. When the tree begins to shiver Bosko gives it
its bark back, but the tree kicks Bosko in the knee and runs off. "Well
shut my mouth!" says Bosko. We then see a tree rocking a nest of
baby birds to tune of "Rockabye Baby". Something then lands
on Bosko's hat, and he looks up to see a bird chewing and spitting tobacco.
Bosko then chases a butterfly until he comes across a row of trees and
begins playing them like a harp. Another tree comes to life and begins
playing itself like a violin, while a weeping willow cries uncontrollably.
Two mice are playing seesaw on a saw, but one of them falls into a pond.
The other mouse saves his friend, but nearly-drowned mouse has inhaled
so much water that his friend must squeeze it out of him. They then take
the saw and cut record-sized slice out of a log, and use it and themselves
to make a phonograph. A tree begins to dance to the music, using it's
leaves as a skirt, as Bosko comments "Hot dog!"
- The animation of
Bosko chasing a butterfly is reused from "Ain't Nature Grand".
- The speech of the
mice appears to be various clips of speech joined together and sped
up at different rates.
- Bosko plays "Dancing
with Tears in My Eyes" on the trees. Also heard on the soundtrack:
Bosko, Vol. 1
Bosko, Volume 1