Bosko the Doughboy
Directed By: Hugh Harman
Produced By: Hugh Harman
Rudolf Ising
Leon Schlesinger
Released: October 17, 1931
Series: Looney Tunes
Animation: Rollin Hamilton
Max Maxwell
Film Editor:
Voiced By: Max Maxwell
Music: Frank Marsales
Starring: Bosko
Preceded By: One More Time
Succeeded By: You Don't Know What You're Doin'!
LOONEY TOONS Bosko the Doughboy (Bosko) (1931) (Remastered) (HD 1080p)

LOONEY TOONS Bosko the Doughboy (Bosko) (1931) (Remastered) (HD 1080p)

Bosko the Doughboy

Bosko the Doughboy is a 1931 Looney Tunes short, directed by Hugh Harman, and released October 17, 1931.


Explosions kill several animals fighting in the trenches during World War I. Bosko is eating when enemy fire destroys his meal. He grabs a piece of cheese from a mousetrap and continues eating. He sighs as more explosions rain down rubble on him. He pulls a picture of Honey out of his shorts and kisses it, then a bullet tears right through her face. He vows revenge but when he tries to climb out of the trench he is pushed back by a barrage of gunfire.

A horse who is a fellow soldier plays his harmonica and the two begin to dance. A third soldier, a dog, is trying to sleep but a flea bites him. He scratches and scratches but just can't reach the flea. Bosko grabs the dog's helmet and holds it up in the air while enemy bullets punch jagged holes in it. Then he hands it back to the thankful dog, who uses it to scratch his back. Bosko sees a mouse piloting a pelican dropping bombs on them, so he uses the dog as a slingshot to shoot the pelican down.

While trying to capture a machine gun nest, in an actual birds' nest, a friendly hippopotamus swallows a bomb. Bosko ties a white union suit to a pole as a truce flag so he can help the hippo, but another bomb flies inside of it. The union suit then walks over, opens its trap door, and dumps the bomb next to the cannon, blowing it up. Bosko saves the hippo by unzipping his navel and taking out the bomb. It explodes in Bosko's face and he exclaims "Mammy!" like Al Jolson.