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Friday, February 27, 2015

Bosko's Dog Race

Here is another Hugh Harman/Rudolph Ising animated short from 1932.  In this cartoon, Bosko and his dog, Bruno, are flat broke and hungry.  To address this situation, Bosko decides to enter Bruno in a "Whippet" race for a $5,000 prize, despite Bruno's objection.  Suffice it to say that, after a very false start, and some help from a squirrel and a hive of bees (or maybe hornets), Bruno comes through victorious.  From the Internet Archive, here is Bosko's Dog Race.

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