Bosko’s Woodland Daze is a 1932 animated short film from the Looney Tunes series. It is imaginative, but not as great as it could have been.
Bosko is out in the woods with his dog Bruno and falls asleep while the dog plays around. He has a nightmare and eventually wakes up. The nightmare itself had a couple of very memorable moments in it, but should have been much longer in length. The film does have an odd structure and a thorough lack of focus which is something the series has been struggling with from the start.
I loved Bruno, he was so endearing here, albeit not as well utilized as he usually is. The dream was memorable and of course the conclusion is amusing. I loved the animation here which is very imaginative and with some striking imagery. The score was also really good. The film is definitely authentic, yet disappointing as it could have been much better had it had a bit of focus.
Bosko’s Woodland Daze lacks in terms of the structure, but is quite intriguing in its imagery and sometimes endearing.