Bosko and Honey perform a wacky stage act that includes doing imitations of Maurice Chevalier, Greta Garbo and Jimmy Durante. Singing, dancing and piano playing are the order of the day. Bosko's anthropomorphic glove even gets in on the act by reciting "Mary Had a Little Lamb." If the performance can be said to have a flaw, it's that Bosko gets a little carried away while dancing, making it no surprise when he finally falls off the stage.Written by
The Bosko cartoons may not be animation masterpieces, but they are fascinating as examples of Looney Tunes in their early days before the creation of more compelling characters and funnier and more creative cartoons. There are some good cartoons, as well as some average or less ones.
'Bosko in Person' is easily one of the better later Bosko cartoons, and overall. It is good musical entertainment that makes the most of a good and well-utilised premise, if not a masterpiece.
Sure, as usual, the story is thin and more of an excuse to string along the gags and music scenes. Occasionally the pacing lags slightly and Bosko is still a pretty limited character if never an annoyance.
Honey is very charming however. As always for a Bosko cartoon the animation is good. Not exactly refined but fluid and crisp enough with some nice detail, it is especially good in the meticulous backgrounds and some remarkably flexible yet natural movements for Bosko. The music doesn't disappoint either, its infectious energy, rousing merriment, lush orchestration and how well it fits with the animation is just a joy. Bosko's rendition of "Sweet Georgia" is fun.
Sound quality has clarity and the synchronisation isn't sloppy and has imagination. The way Bosko is animated is well done and remarkably natural.
Gags are some of the cleverest and most amusing of the Bosko cartoons, with vastly entertaining send ups of Maurice Chevalier, Greta Garbo and Jimmy Durante. The rhythmic number and dance between Bosko and Honey was similarly delightful.
In summary, good fun. 7/10 Bethany Cox
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