9 June 2017 | TheLittleSongbird
Bosko in the wild west
The Bosko cartoons may not be animation masterpieces, but they are fascinating as examples of Looney Tunes in their early days before the creation of more compelling characters and funnier and more creative cartoons. There are some good cartoons, as well as some average or less ones.
'Ride Him Bosko' is another very good Bosko effort, another one of the better ones in a mixed selection of cartoons where some are good and others are average or less. The story is thin and sometimes a little obvious. The ending is strange and anti-climactic, feeling somewhat indecisive.
Honey is likable and charming, while Bosko like 'Bosko the Lumberjack' is more heroic than usual.
Furthermore, the animation is good. Not exactly refined but fluid and crisp enough with some nice detail, it is especially good in the meticulous backgrounds and some remarkably flexible yet natural movements for Bosko. The music doesn't disappoint either, its infectious energy, rousing merriment, lush orchestration and how well it fits with the animation is just a joy.
Sound quality has clarity and the synchronisation isn't sloppy and has imagination. The way Bosko is animated is well done and remarkably natural. The gags is imaginative and rarely miss or less than very amusing.
All in all, very enjoyable. 8/10 Bethany Cox