Bosko’s Picture Show (1933)

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Bosko’s Picture Show is a 1933 animated short film from the Looney Tunes series. It is such a funny and inventive short.

This is easily one of the very best Looney Tunes thus far, so good. Bosko works in a theater and at first he plays news footage and then proceeds to play movies. I loved this premise and especially execution as this is one of the rare 1930s Looney Tunes that heavily contains pop-culture references, but I got most of them as they are so popular. And that made the film very entertaining to me and very funny.

It is uneven and the first couple of videos aren’t that memorable, but the Hitler part is naturally funny and groundbreaking as it is the first portrayal of him in any film. Another great part is the last movie that was played. It is an 1890s flick and the attention to detail that went into recreating it is overwhelming and thus the film is so amusing. But the final moment is genius. Bosko jumps into the screen, fails to enter the movie, but still tarnishes the screen and thus somehow destroys the villain. That was so funny in its ridiculousness.

Bosko’s Picture Show is one of the very best Looney Tunes so far with many very clever gags, a superb premise and great pop-culture references.

My Rating – 4.1

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