History WesternAnimation / BoskoTheTalkInkKid

23rd Jun '16 8:52:15 PM nombretomado
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Due to the characters roots and the nature of his cartoons coming off as rather quaint in contrast to the more iconic Looney Tunes, Bosko has remained in limbo for decades; his cartoons very rarely air on TV, save for the earliest days of television (when the first package of ''Looney Tunes'' shorts were initially released to television) and on {{Nickelodeon}} in the late 80s and 90s (they weren't very popular there, either. When Nick dropped the Bosko cartoons from their Loony Tunes catalog, they lampshaded it in a commercial, saying "No more Bosko. Sorry Bosko!"); fortunately, 25 of his 37 Warners shorts have made their way into the PublicDomain, and many of his cartoons have appeared in the ''Looney Tunes Golden Collection'' series. The character also made a brief comeback in the ''TinyToonAdventures'' episode ''Fields Of Honey'' (albeit with a mild redesign to look more like the dog-esque characters of the then upcoming ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''). Buddy, his ne'er-do-well successor, would get a few of his own shorts released on DVD as well, and he would also make an appearance in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', ''The Warners 65th Anniversary Special'', in a scheme to get revenge on the trio, who in their universe were responsible for destroying Buddy's (in real life, non-existent) stardom. ([[TakeThatScrappy Specifically, they were brought in to spice up his boring cartoons by whacking him in the head with a mallet over and over.]])

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Due to the characters roots and the nature of his cartoons coming off as rather quaint in contrast to the more iconic Looney Tunes, Bosko has remained in limbo for decades; his cartoons very rarely air on TV, save for the earliest days of television (when the first package of ''Looney Tunes'' shorts were initially released to television) and on {{Nickelodeon}} in the late 80s and 90s (they weren't very popular there, either. When Nick dropped the Bosko cartoons from their Loony Tunes catalog, they lampshaded it in a commercial, saying "No more Bosko. Sorry Bosko!"); fortunately, 25 of his 37 Warners shorts have made their way into the PublicDomain, and many of his cartoons have appeared in the ''Looney Tunes Golden Collection'' series. The character also made a brief comeback in the ''TinyToonAdventures'' ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episode ''Fields Of Honey'' (albeit with a mild redesign to look more like the dog-esque characters of the then upcoming ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''). Buddy, his ne'er-do-well successor, would get a few of his own shorts released on DVD as well, and he would also make an appearance in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', ''The Warners 65th Anniversary Special'', in a scheme to get revenge on the trio, who in their universe were responsible for destroying Buddy's (in real life, non-existent) stardom. ([[TakeThatScrappy Specifically, they were brought in to spice up his boring cartoons by whacking him in the head with a mallet over and over.]])



* [[TinyToonAdventures Fields of Honey]]: Makes a redesigned appearance with Honey.
* [[TinyToonAdventures Two-Tone Town]]: Original design appears as a background easter egg in the Town.

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* [[TinyToonAdventures [[WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures Fields of Honey]]: Makes a redesigned appearance with Honey.
* [[TinyToonAdventures [[WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures Two-Tone Town]]: Original design appears as a background easter egg in the Town.



* TheCameo: Bosko in his original design makes cameos (albeit not in person) in "Space Jam" and the TinyToonAdventures episode "Two-Tone Town".

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* TheCameo: Bosko in his original design makes cameos (albeit not in person) in "Space Jam" and the TinyToonAdventures WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures episode "Two-Tone Town".



* DogFace: his look in TinyToonAdventures.

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* DogFace: his look in TinyToonAdventures.WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures.
7th Feb '16 2:18:32 PM nombretomado
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* TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation
24th Dec '15 11:23:42 AM ryanasaurus0077
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* Bosko's Parlor Pranks: First appearance of Bosko in an {{MGM}} cartoon, as part of the ''Happy Harmonies series''. Consists almost entirely of colorized StockFootage from previous Bosko shorts.

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* Bosko's Parlor Pranks: First appearance of Bosko in an {{MGM}} cartoon, as part of the ''Happy Harmonies series''.''HappyHarmonies'' series. Consists almost entirely of colorized StockFootage from previous Bosko shorts.
23rd Dec '15 11:35:40 PM Adept
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* Bosko's Parlor Pranks: First appearance of Bosko in an {{MGM}} cartoon, as part of the ''HappyHarmonies series''. Consists almost entirely of colorized StockFootage from previous Bosko shorts.

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* Bosko's Parlor Pranks: First appearance of Bosko in an {{MGM}} cartoon, as part of the ''HappyHarmonies ''Happy Harmonies series''. Consists almost entirely of colorized StockFootage from previous Bosko shorts.



** The first scene of Bosko chasing after the bear in "Run, Sheep, Run!" is traced off of a scene late in the HappyHarmonies short "Tales of the Vienna Woods".

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** The first scene of Bosko chasing after the bear in "Run, Sheep, Run!" is traced off of a scene late in the HappyHarmonies Happy Harmonies short "Tales of the Vienna Woods".
23rd Dec '15 11:34:29 PM Adept
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At MGM, Bosko became a recurring star of Harman And Ising's ''HappyHarmonies'' series of shorts. He initially retained his inkblot design in his first two appearances; "Bosko's Parlor Pranks" and "Hey Hey Fever", but this design and his original characterization (or [[FlatCharacter lack thereof]]) were scrapped in favor of an African-American kid with a curious personality, [[InNameOnly sharing only the original name of Bosko]]. While the new Boskos were lavishly animated and featured impressive craftsmanship, they often suffered from weak gags and overbearing, mawkish sentimentality, not to mention very sluggish pacing, and as such, the character failed to regain any of his original popularity, and vanished altogether after a handful of shorts.

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At MGM, Bosko became a recurring star of Harman And Ising's ''HappyHarmonies'' ''WesternAnimation/HappyHarmonies'' series of shorts. He initially retained his inkblot design in his first two appearances; "Bosko's Parlor Pranks" and "Hey Hey Fever", but this design and his original characterization (or [[FlatCharacter lack thereof]]) were scrapped in favor of an African-American kid with a curious personality, [[InNameOnly sharing only the original name of Bosko]]. While the new Boskos were lavishly animated and featured impressive craftsmanship, they often suffered from weak gags and overbearing, mawkish sentimentality, not to mention very sluggish pacing, and as such, the character failed to regain any of his original popularity, and vanished altogether after a handful of shorts.
11th Dec '15 10:12:09 AM Prinzenick
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* ''Bosko's Picture Show'' (not only for being the final cartoon done by Harman and Ising, but also because of Bosko calling the villain "The dirty fuck," which most animation historians and viewers have contended is "The dirty fox!" Either way, when Nickelodeon aired the cartoon, they redubbed it with "The dirty cur!")

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* ''Bosko's Picture Show'' (not only for being the final cartoon done by Harman and Ising, but also because of the common urban legend that Bosko calling calls the villain "The dirty fuck," which most animation historians and viewers have contended is "The dirty fox!" Either way, when Nickelodeon aired the cartoon, they redubbed it with "The dirty cur!")
17th Oct '15 7:38:17 PM nombretomado
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* ThatsAllFolks: By all accounts, he ''should'' be the TropeNamer, as he technically said the lines first in "Sinkin in the Bathtub", but for some reason it went to PorkyPig instead.

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* ThatsAllFolks: By all accounts, he ''should'' be the TropeNamer, as he technically said the lines first in "Sinkin in the Bathtub", but for some reason it went to PorkyPig WesternAnimation/PorkyPig instead.
7th Jul '15 10:32:13 AM nombretomado
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Meet the OswaldTheLuckyRabbit of WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes, ''Bosko, The Talk-Ink Kid'', the original, all but forgotten debut cartoon character of LooneyTunes. Created by ex-Disney employee Hugh Harman of the Creator/HarmanAndIsing duo, Bosko is, as his name tells, a "[[PunnyName talk-ink kid]]" -- or more specifically, an inkblot blackface character. His first appearance was in the short pilot [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcPlODOPRRg "Bosko, The Talk-Ink Kid"]] in 1929, and was noteworthy for being one of the earliest cartoons to feature properly synchronized sound and dialogue in a cartoon. However, his official theatrical debut (the pilot was never shown to the public) was in the original 1930 WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short ''WesternAnimation/SinkinInTheBathtub''.

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Meet the OswaldTheLuckyRabbit of WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes, ''Bosko, The Talk-Ink Kid'', the original, all but forgotten debut cartoon character of LooneyTunes.WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes. Created by ex-Disney employee Hugh Harman of the Creator/HarmanAndIsing duo, Bosko is, as his name tells, a "[[PunnyName talk-ink kid]]" -- or more specifically, an inkblot blackface character. His first appearance was in the short pilot [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcPlODOPRRg "Bosko, The Talk-Ink Kid"]] in 1929, and was noteworthy for being one of the earliest cartoons to feature properly synchronized sound and dialogue in a cartoon. However, his official theatrical debut (the pilot was never shown to the public) was in the original 1930 WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short ''WesternAnimation/SinkinInTheBathtub''.
2nd Jun '15 2:46:40 PM MarkLungo
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* LooneyTunesInTheThirties: From 1929 to 1933 for Bosko. Buddy took over around mid to late 1933, and was retired in 1935.

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* LooneyTunesInTheThirties: UsefulNotes/LooneyTunesInTheThirties: From 1929 to 1933 for Bosko. Buddy took over around mid to late 1933, and was retired in 1935.
28th Apr '15 1:52:32 PM ESGDSRYGHRSW
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