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Hold Anything (1930)

Bosko is a construction worker who impresses Honey by making music from everything in sight, including a decapitated mouse, a typewriter and a goat filled with hot air.

Directors:

Hugh Harman (uncredited), Rudolf Ising (uncredited)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Rochelle Hudson ... Honey (voice) (uncredited)
Johnny Murray ... Bosko (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Bosko is a construction worker, whistling happily as he uses his riveter, and making musical instruments out of everything in sight. The mice laying bricks dance as they work. Bosko uses a handsaw to decapitate a mouse and then bounce the mouse's head and its body (which is frantically trying to retrieve the head) even higher. Later, the reconnected mouse and a rivet-eating goat send a beam up to Bosko, who rides it high into the air. From this lofty position, he spots Honey in her high-rise apartment. He plucks musical notes out of the ropes of a pulley, and then uses the floating notes to step from his beam into the apartment. He puts sheet music in Honey's typewriter, and types out music as if it were a piano. Honey dances to the music, periodically disconnecting her torso from her legs. Bosko grabs the goat, which is now filled with hot air and floating like a balloon, and plays it like bagpipes. But a sudden spray of goat's milk knocks Bosko to the ground, splitting him into ... Written by J. Spurlin

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Looney Tunes #3: Hold Anything See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Vitaphone) (Western Electric Apparatus)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Vitaphone production reel #4229. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bosko: Hey, send up that beam!
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Connections

Featured in Animated Century (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Yankee Doodle
(uncredited)
Traditional
Played briefly when the mouse is left behind
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early Friz
3 July 2007 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Before Warner Bros.'s animation department gave us Bugs, Daffy, Porky, etc., their most famous star was a small, strange character named Bosko; I think that he looks like a black-face performer. In "Hold Anything", Bosko is participating in construction, when he suddenly gets infatuated with Honey.

Mostly, I take little interest in WB's early 1930s cartoons. But I noticed that the credits said "Drawn by Isadore Freleng". Hardcore fans probably know that Isadore was Friz Freleng, later one of the animation department's top directors. Obviously, he had to start somewhere, and this wasn't a bad place. Worth seeing, and available on YouTube.


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