Title Card "Congo Jazz"
Looney Tunes (Bosko title #1)
Released: September 1930
Length: 6:19
Starring: Bosko


Supervision by - Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising
Musical Score by - Frank Marsales
Drawn by - Max Maxwell, Paul Smith


Bosko makes music with the jungle animals.


As Bosko is hunting in the jungle, a tiger creeps up behind him and gives him a lick. Finding his gun useless, Bosko tries to flee. After being chased and having his body stretched and his head slapped off, Bosko pulls out a flute and begins playing music, which greatly entertains the tiger. Bosko and the tiger play patty cake, dance, and Bosko plays plucks tiger's whiskers and tail like guitar strings. Now thoroughly harmless, Bosko kicks the tiger off a cliff. Bosko then spots two little monkeys playing leap frog. He picks one of them up, but the monkey spits in his eye. Bosko begins spanking the monkey's behind, until he notices the monkey's father looming above him. Acting nonchalant, Bosko offers the ape some chewing gum. The ape accepts, and seems to enjoy the gum very much. They both stretch the gum out of their mouths and begin plucking a tune. The rest of the jungle animals join in: monkeys, ostriches, kangaroos, and more. They play music on themselves, on each other, or with the jungle scenery. A kangaroo plays a tree, monkeys play a giraffe, and an elephant plays its trunk. A tree does a provocative fanny-slapping dance, gyrating it's coconut bosoms, until one flies off and hits Bosko in the head. Bosko and a trio of hyenas laugh.


  • Heard on the soundtrack: "When the Little Red Roses Get the Blues for You" [LT&MM]
  • Disney Swipe: Compare a scene from this cartoon to a smiliar one from Disney's Steamboat Willie (1928):
    Disney Swipe

Memorable Lines:

  • "Have some g-g-g-gum, Mr. Ape?"

Memorable Scenes:

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Video Availability:

VHS: Uncensored Bosko, Vol. 1
VHS: Inside Termite Terrace, Vol. 1
DVD: Uncensored Bosko, Volume 1