Bosko’s Holiday (1931)

Bosko's Holiday ReviewBosko’s Holiday Review

┬áBosko’s Holiday is a 1931 animated short film from the Looney Tunes series. It is one of the best entries thus far.

Bosko’s Holiday is so satisfying on multiple levels. Bosko and Honey go on a picnic and along the way we see a lot of physics-oriented gags. But the real highlight are these two. Honey is excellent and Bosko is the best he has ever been in this one. His line – Ain’t that Cute! – is absolutely hilarious, it is repeated a lot here and is always funny as it emphasized how everything is endearing to you when you’re in love.

But the actual picnic is phenomenal as Bosko rudely suggests something to Honey and she gets angry. Eventually, the dog licks her behind and she, thinking it was him, slaps him and leaves. That was such a hilarious ending and a perfect conclusion. The problems here are twofold. One is that the action with animals and cars is never as funny or as memorable as the two lovebirds are. It is a well constructed film for sure, but it could have been funnier and more inventive. And the other problem is the cinematography. The camera angles here are absolutely ridiculous and some are even filmed with the two seeming like giants. It trully hindered the whole movie.

Bosko’s Holiday is weirdly filmed, but funny, entertaining and so satisfying in the relationship between Bosko and Honey.

┬áMy Rating – 4.1

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