Big-Hearted Bosko, 1932
Bosko and his pet dog are enjoying skating on a frozen pond when the dog stumbles upon an abandoned baby in a basket. Bosko and his dog proceeds to take the orphan home and do their best to get the child to quit crying.
Bosko is an animated cartoon character created by Hugh Harman and Rudy Ising in 1927 and the first recurring character in the Leon Schlesinger cartoon series Looney Tunes.
"Although Harman and Ising based Bosko's looks on Felix the Cat, Bosko, like Mickey, got his personality from the blackface characters of the minstrel and vaudeville shows popular in the 1930s. Whereas Disney masked Mickey by making him a mouse, Harman and Ising made Bosko a genuine black boy. Keeping with the stereotypes of the minstrel shows, Bosko is a natural at singing, dancing, and playing any instrument he encounters."
License public domain
Topics Hugh Harman and Rudy Ising, Bosko, Looney Tunes