Bosko, the Talk-Ink Kid is a 1929 live-action/animated short film produced to sell a series of Bosko cartoons. The film was never released to theaters, and therefore not seen by a wide audience until 71 years later on Cartoon Network's television special Toonheads: The Lost Cartoons, in 2000. The film was produced in May 1929, directed by Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising. Together with Warner Brothers.


Rudolf Ising is thinking of ideas for a new character, until he draws a blackfaced person, who comes to life. The new character introduces himself as Bosko, and he speaks, sings, dances and plays the piano before Ising sucks him into his ink pen and pours him back into the inkwell. Bosko pops out of the bottle and promises to return.

Home videoEdit

Bosko, the Talk-Ink Kid on Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 1, Disc 4, also available on disc 3 as part of Toonheads: The Lost Cartoons, and Disc 3 of the Blu-ray version only on Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 2

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