Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937 film)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a 1937 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by RKO Radio Pictures. Based on the German fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, it is the first full-length cel animated feature film and the earliest Disney animated feature film; the story was adapted by storyboard artists Dorothy Ann Blank, Richard Creedon, Merrill De Maris, Otto Englander, Earl Hurd, Dick Rickard, Ted Sears and Webb Smith. David Hand was the supervising director, while William Cottrell, Wilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce, Ben Sharpsteen directed the film's individual sequences. Snow White premiered at the Carthay Circle Theatre on December 21, 1937, followed by a nationwide release on February 4, 1938, it was a critical and commercial success, with international earnings of $8 million during its initial release held the record of highest-grossing sound film at the time. The popularity of the film has led to its being re-released theatrically many times, until its home video release in the 1990s.
Adjusted for inflation, it is one of the top-ten performers at the North American box office. Snow White was nominated for Best Musical Score at the Academy Awards in 1938, the next year, producer Walt Disney was awarded an honorary Oscar for the film; this award was unique. They were presented to Disney by Shirley Temple. In 1989, the United States Library of Congress deemed the film "culturally or aesthetically significant" and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry; the American Film Institute ranked it among the 100 greatest American films, named the film as the greatest American animated film of all time in 2008. Disney's take on the fairy tale has had a significant cultural impact, resulting in popular theme park attractions, a video game, a Broadway musical. Snow White is a lonely princess living with a vain Queen; the Queen worries that Snow White will look better than she, so she forces Snow White to work as a scullery maid and asks her Magic Mirror daily "who is the fairest one of all".
For years the mirror always answers. One day, the Magic Mirror informs the Queen; the jealous Queen orders her Huntsman to take Snow White into the forest and kill her. She further demands that the huntsman return with Snow White's heart in a jeweled box as proof of the deed. However, the Huntsman cannot bring himself to kill Snow White, he tearfully begs for her forgiveness, revealing the Queen wants her dead and urges her to flee into the woods and never look back. Lost and frightened, the princess is befriended by woodland creatures who lead her to a cottage deep in the woods. Finding seven small chairs in the cottage's dining room, Snow White assumes the cottage is the untidy home of seven orphaned children. In reality, the cottage belongs to seven adult dwarfs—named Doc, Happy, Bashful and Dopey—who work in a nearby mine. Returning home, they are alarmed to find their cottage clean and suspect that an intruder has invaded their home; the dwarfs find asleep across three of their beds. Snow White awakes to find the dwarfs at her bedside and introduces herself, all of the dwarfs welcome her into their home after she offers to clean and cook for them.
Snow White keeps house for the dwarfs while they mine for jewels during the day, at night they all sing, play music and dance. Meanwhile, the Queen discovers that Snow White is still alive when the mirror again answers that Snow White is the fairest in the land and reveals that the heart in the jeweled box is that of a pig. Using a potion to disguise herself as an old hag, the Queen creates a poisoned apple that will put whoever eats it into the "Sleeping Death", a curse she learns can only be broken by "love's first kiss", but is certain Snow White will be buried alive. While the Queen goes to the cottage while the dwarfs are away, the animals are wary of her and rush off to find the dwarfs. Faking a potential heart attack, the Queen tricks Snow White into bringing her into the cottage to rest; the Queen fools Snow White into biting into the poisoned apple under the pretense that it is a magic apple that grants wishes. As Snow White falls asleep, the Queen proclaims; the dwarfs return with the animals as the Queen leaves the cottage and give chase, trapping her on a cliff.
She tries to roll a boulder over them, but before she can do so, lightning strikes the cliff, causing her to fall to her death. The dwarfs return to their cottage and find Snow White dead, being kept in a deathlike slumber by the poison. Unwilling to bury her out of sight in the ground, they instead place her in a glass coffin trimmed with gold in a clearing in the forest. Together with the woodland creatures, they keep watch over her. A year a prince who had met and fallen in love with Snow White learns of her eternal sleep and visits her coffin. Saddened by her apparent death, he kisses her, which awakens her; the dwarfs and animals all rejoice. Adriana Caselotti as Snow White: Snow White is a young princess, her stepmother has forced her to work as a scullery maid in the castle. Despite this, she retains a naïve demeanor. Marge Belcher served as the live-action model. Lucille La Verne as Queen Grimhilde / Witch: The Queen is the stepmother of Snow White. Once her magic mirror says that Snow White is the "fairest" instead of her, she enlists Humbert the huntsman to kill her in the woods.
After she discovers that Snow White did not die, she disguises herself as
William Denby Hanna was an American animator, producer, voice actor, cartoon artist, musician whose film and television cartoon characters entertained millions of people for much of the 20th century. After working odd jobs in the first months of the Great Depression, Hanna joined the Harman and Ising animation studio in 1930. During the 1930s, Hanna gained skill and prominence while working on cartoons such as Captain and the Kids. In 1937, while working at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Hanna met Joseph Barbera; the two men began a collaboration, at first best known for producing Tom and Jerry. In 1957, they co-founded Hanna-Barbera, which became the most successful television animation studio in the business, creating and/or producing programs such as The Flintstones, The Huckleberry Hound Show, The Jetsons, Scooby-Doo, The Smurfs, Yogi Bear. In 1967, Hanna-Barbera was sold to Taft Broadcasting for $12 million, but Hanna and Barbera remained heads of the company until 1991. At that time, the studio was sold to Turner Broadcasting System, which in turn was merged with Time Warner in 1996.
Hanna and Barbera won seven Academy Awards and eight Emmy Awards. Their cartoons have become cultural icons, their cartoon characters have appeared in other media such as films and toys. Hanna-Barbera's shows had a worldwide audience of over 300 million people in their 1960s heyday, have been translated into more than 28 languages. William Hanna was born to William John and Avice Joyce Hanna on July 14, 1910 in Melrose, New Mexico, he was the third of the only son. Hanna claimed there was sibling rivalry in their home. Hanna described his family as "a red-blooded, Irish-American family", his father was a construction superintendent for railroads as well as water and sewer systems throughout the western regions of America, requiring the family to move frequently. When Hanna was three years old, the family moved to Baker City, where his father worked on the Balm Creek Dam, it was here. The family moved to Logan, before moving to San Pedro, California, in 1917. During the next two years they moved several times before settling in Watts, California, in 1919.
In 1922, while living in Watts, he joined Scouting. He attended Compton High School from 1925 through 1928, where he played the saxophone in a dance band, his passion for music carried over into his career. Hanna remained active in Scouting throughout his life; as an adult, he served as a Scoutmaster and was recognized by the Boy Scouts of America with their Distinguished Eagle Scout Award in 1985. Despite his numerous career-related awards, Hanna was most proud of this Distinguished Eagle Scout Award, his interests included sailing and singing in a barbershop quartet. Hanna studied both journalism and structural engineering at Compton City College, but had to drop out of college with the onset of the Great Depression. On August 7, 1936, Hanna married Violet Blanch Wogatzke, they had a marriage lasting over 64 years, until his death; the marriage produced two children, David William and Bonnie Jean, seven grandchildren. In 1996, with assistance from Los Angeles writer Tom Ito, published his autobiography—Joe Barbera had published his two years earlier.
After dropping out of college, Hanna worked as a construction engineer and helped build the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. He found another at a car wash, his sister's boyfriend encouraged him to apply for a job at Pacific Title and Art, which produced title cards for motion pictures. While working there, Hanna's talent for drawing became evident, in 1930 he joined the Harman and Ising animation studio, which had created the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series. Despite a lack of formal training, Hanna soon became head of their paint department. Besides inking and painting, Hanna wrote songs and lyrics. For the first several years of Hanna's employment, the studio partnered with Pacific Title and Art's Leon Schlesinger, who released the Harman-Ising output through Warner Bros; when Hugh Harman and Rudolph Ising chose to break with Schlesinger and begin producing cartoons independently for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1933, Hanna was one of the employees who followed them. Hanna was given the opportunity to direct his first cartoon in 1936.
The following year, MGM decided to terminate their partnership with Harman-Ising and bring production in-house. Hanna was among the first people. During 1938–1939, he served as a senior director on MGM's Captain and the Kids series, based upon the comic strip of the same name; the series did not do well. Hanna's desk at MGM was opposite that of Joseph Barbera, who had worked at Terrytoons; the two realized they would make a good team. By 1939 they had solidified a partnership. Hanna and Barbera worked alongside animation director Tex Avery, who had created Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny for Warner Bros. and directed Droopy cartoons at MGM. In 1940, Hanna and Barbera jointly directed Puss Gets the Boot, nominated for an Academy Award for Best Short Subject; the studio wanted a diversified cartoon portfolio, so despite the success of P
Silly Symphony is a series of 75 animated short films produced by Walt Disney Productions from 1929 to 1939. As their name implies, the Silly Symphonies were intended as whimsical accompaniments to pieces of music; as such, the films had independent continuity and did not feature continuing characters, unlike the Mickey Mouse shorts produced by Disney at the same time. The series is notable for its innovation with Technicolor and the multiplane motion picture camera, as well as its introduction of the character Donald Duck making his first appearance in the Silly Symphony cartoon The Wise Little Hen in 1934. Seven shorts won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film; the series spawned a Disney media franchise that included the Silly Symphonies newspaper comic strip distributed by King Features Syndicate, the Dell comic book series Silly Symphonies, as well as several children's books, many of which were based on Silly Symphony cartoons. Within the animation industry, the series is most noted for its use by Walt Disney as a platform for experimenting with processes, techniques and stories in order to further the art of animation.
It provided a venue to try out techniques and technologies, such as Technicolor, special effects animation, dramatic storytelling in animation, that would be crucial to Disney's plans to begin making feature-length animated films. Shortly after the switch to United Artists, the series became more popular. Walt Disney had seen some of Dr. Herbert Kalmus' tests for a new three-strip, full-color Technicolor process, which would replace the previous, two-tone Technicolor process. Disney signed a contract with Technicolor which gave the Disney studio exclusive rights to the new three-strip process through the end of 1935, had a 60% complete Symphony and Trees, scrapped and redone in full color. Flowers and Trees was the first animated film to use the three-strip Technicolor process, was a phenomenal success. Within a year, the now-in-Technicolor Silly Symphonies series had popularity and success that matched that of the Mickey Mouse cartoons; the contract Disney had with Technicolor would later be extended another five years as well.
The shorts began to have stronger plots too, the success of Silly Symphonies would be tremendously boosted after Three Little Pigs was released in 1933 and became a box office sensation. Several Silly Symphonies entries, including Three Little Pigs, The Grasshopper and the Ants, The Tortoise and the Hare, The Country Cousin, The Old Mill, Wynken and Nod, The Ugly Duckling, are among the most notable films produced by Walt Disney. Due to problems related to Disney's scheduled productions of cartoons, a deal was made with Harman and Ising to produce three Silly Symphonies. Only one of these cartoons, ended up being bought by Disney, the remaining two Harman-Ising Silly Symphonies were sold to MGM who released them as Happy Harmonies cartoons. Disney ceased production of Silly Symphonies in 1939; the series was first distributed by Pat Powers from 1929 to 1930 and released by Celebrity Productions indirectly through Columbia Pictures. The original basis of the cartoons was musical novelty, the musical scores of the first cartoons were composed by Carl Stalling.
After viewing "The Skeleton Dance", the manager at Columbia Pictures became interested in distributing the series, gained the perfect opportunity to acquire Silly Symphonies after Disney broke with Celebrity Productions head Pat Powers after Powers signed Disney's colleague Ub Iwerks to a studio contract. Columbia Pictures agreed to pick up the direct distribution of the Mickey Mouse series on the condition that they would have exclusive rights to distribute the Silly Symphonies series; the original title cards to the shorts released by Celebrity Productions and Columbia Pictures were all redrawn after Walt Disney stopped distributing his cartoons through them. Meanwhile, more competition spread for Disney after Max Fleischer's flapper cartoon character Betty Boop began to gain more and more popularity after starring in the cartoon Minnie the Moocher. In 1932, after falling out with Columbia Pictures, Disney began distributing his products through United Artists. UA refused to distribute the Silly Symphonies unless Disney associated Mickey Mouse with them somehow, resulting in the "Mickey Mouse presents a Silly Symphony" title cards and posters that introduced and promoted the series during its five-year run for UA.
United Artists agreed to double the budget for each cartoon from 7,500 dollars to 15,000 dollars. Several Symphonies have been released in home media. For instance, the original Dumbo VHS included Father Noah's Ark, The Practical Pig and Three Orphan Kittens as bonus shorts to make up for the film's short length. In the UK, several Symphonies were released in compilations under Walt Disney Home Video's "Storybook Favourites" brand; the three volumes released included among others, Three Little Pigs, The Tortoise and the Hare and the remake of The Ugly Duckling. Most home media releases of various Disney films include Symphonies as bonus
Beverly Hills, California
Beverly Hills is a city located in Los Angeles County, United States. Beverly Hills is surrounded by the cities of West Hollywood. Sometimes referred to as "90210," one of its primary ZIP codes, it is home to many celebrities, several hotels, the Rodeo Drive shopping district. A Spanish ranch where lima beans were grown, Beverly Hills was incorporated in 1914 by a group of investors who had failed to find oil, but found water instead and decided to develop it into a town. By 2013, its population had grown to 34,658. Gaspar de Portolá arrived in the area that would become Beverly Hills on August 3, 1769, travelling along native trails which followed the present-day route of Wilshire Boulevard; the area was settled by Maria Rita Quinteros de Valdez and her husband in 1828. They called their 4,500 acres of property the Rancho Rodeo de las Aguas. In 1854, she sold the ranch to Benjamin Davis Henry Hancock. By the 1880s, the ranch had been subdivided into parcels of 75 acres and was being bought up by anglos from Los Angeles and the East coast.
Henry Hammel and Andrew H. Denker used it for farming lima beans. At this point, the area was known as the Denker Ranch. By 1888, Denker and Hammel were planning to build a town called Morocco on their holdings. In 1900, Burton E. Green, Charles A. Canfield, Max Whittier, Frank H. Buck, Henry E. Huntington, William G. Kerckhoff, William F. Herrin, W. S. Porter, Frank H. Balch, formed the Amalgamated Oil Company, bought the Hammel and Denker ranch, began looking for oil, they did not find enough to exploit commercially by the standards of the time, though. In 1906, they reorganized as the Rodeo Land and Water Company, renamed the property "Beverly Hills," subdivided it, began selling lots; the development was named "Beverly Hills" after Beverly Farms in Beverly and because of the hills in the area. The first house in the subdivision was built in 1907. Beverly Hills was one of many all-white planned communities started in the Los Angeles area around this time. Restrictive covenants prohibited non-whites from owning or renting property unless they were employed as servants by white residents.
It was forbidden to sell or rent property to Jews in Beverly Hills. Burton Green began construction on The Beverly Hills Hotel in 1911; the hotel was finished in 1912. The visitors drawn by the hotel were inclined to purchase land in Beverly Hills, by 1914 the subdivision had a high enough population to incorporate as an independent city; that same year, the Rodeo Land and Water Company decided to separate its water business from its real estate business. The Beverly Hills Utility Commission was split off from the land company and incorporated in September 1914, buying all of the utilities-related assets from the Rodeo Land and Water Company. In 1919, Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford bought land on Summit Drive and built a mansion, finished in 1921 and nicknamed "Pickfair" by the press; the glamour associated with Fairbanks and Pickford as well as other movie stars who built mansions in the city contributed to its growing appeal. By the early 1920s the population of Beverly Hills had grown enough to make the water supply a political issue.
In 1923 the usual solution, annexation to the city of Los Angeles, was proposed. There was considerable opposition to annexation among such famous residents as Pickford, Will Rogers and Rudolph Valentino; the Beverly Hills Utility Commission, opposed to annexation as well, managed to force the city into a special election and the plan was defeated 337 to 507. In 1925, Beverly Hills approved a bond issue to buy 385 acres for a new campus for UCLA; the cities of Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Venice issued bonds to help pay for the new campus. In 1928, the Beverly Wilshire Apartment Hotel opened on Wilshire Boulevard between El Camino and Rodeo drives, part of the old Beverly Hills Speedway; that same year oilman Edward L. Doheny finished construction of Greystone Mansion, a 55-room mansion meant as a wedding present for his son Edward L. Doheny, Jr; the house is now owned by the city of Beverly Hills. In the early 1930s, Santa Monica Park was renamed Beverly Gardens and was extended to span the entire two-mile length of Santa Monica Boulevard through the city.
The Electric Fountain marks the corner of Santa Monica Blvd. and Wilshire Blvd. with a small sculpture at the top of a Tongva kneeling in prayer. In April 1931, the new Italian Renaissance-style Beverly Hills City Hall was opened. In the early 1940s, black actors and businessmen had begun to move into Beverly Hills, despite the covenants allowing only whites to live in the city. A neighborhood improvement association attempted to enforce the covenant in court; the defendants included such luminaries as Hattie McDaniel, Louise Beavers, Ethel Waters. Among the white residents supporting the lawsuit against blacks was silent film star Harold Lloyd; the NAACP participated in the defense, successful. In his decision, federal judge Thurmond Clarke said that it was time that "members of the Negro race are accorded, without reservations or evasions, the full rights guaranteed to them under the 14th amendment." The United States Supreme Court declared restrictive covenants unenforceable in 1948 in Shelley v. Kraemer.
A group of Jewish residents of Beverly Hills filed an amicus brief in this case. In 1956, Paul Trousdale purchased the grounds of the Doheny Ranch and developed it into the Trousdale Estates, convincing the city of Beverly Hills to annex it; the neighborhood has been home to Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Curtis, Ray Charles
Frederick Clinton Quimby was an American animation producer, best known for producing Tom and Jerry cartoons, for which he won 7 Academy Awards for Best Animated Short Film. He was the film sales executive in charge of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio, which included Tex Avery, as well as William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, the creators of Tom and Jerry. Quimby was born in Minneapolis and started his career as a journalist. In 1907, he managed a film theater in Montana, he worked at Pathé, became a member of the board of directors before leaving in 1921 to become an independent producer. He was hired by Fox in 1924, moved to MGM in 1927 to head its short features department. In 1937, he was assigned to create MGM's animation department. In 1939, William Hanna and Joseph Barbera presented Quimby with a proposal for a series of cartoons featuring a cat and a mouse. Although he had no interest in the idea, Quimby approved, the result was Puss Gets the Boot, nominated for an Academy Award, he refused to pursue more Cat and Mouse cartoons after Puss Gets the Boot.
However, following the critical and financial success of that cartoon, he agreed to make Tom and Jerry an official cartoon of the MGM cartoon studio. As producer, Quimby became a repeated recipient of the Academy Award for Animated Short Film for the Tom and Jerry films, though he never invited Hanna and Barbera onstage when he accepted the awards, his name became well known due to its prominence in the cartoon credits, Quimby took sole credit for approving and producing the Tom and Jerry series. Quimby was not involved in the creative process and had a difficult relationship with animators, including Hanna and Barbera, who believed that Quimby was not fit for a real animation leader: After the production of Good Will to Men, Quimby retired from MGM in May 1955, with Hanna and Barbera assuming his role as co-heads of the studio and taking over the production title for the Tom and Jerry shorts. Despite the success with Hanna and Barbera, MGM assumed that re-releasing old cartoons would be more profitable, the MGM's cartoon division did not last long after.
MGM would contract first Gene Deitch and Chuck Jones to produce more Tom and Jerry shorts through their own studios during the 1960s. Fred Quimby was buried in Glendale. Nominated for Best Animated Short Subject 1940: Puss Gets the Boot – producer Winner Best Animated Short Subject 1940: The Milky Way – producer Nominated for Best Animated Short Subject 1941: The Night Before Christmas – producer Nominated for Best Animated Short Subject 1941: The Rookie Bear – producer Nominated for Best Animated Short Subject 1942: The Blitz Wolf – producer Winner Best Animated Short Subject 1943: The Yankee Doodle Mouse – producer Winner Best Animated Short Subject 1944: Mouse Trouble – producer Winner Best Animated Short Subject 1945: Quiet Please! – producer Winner Best Animated Short Subject 1946: The Cat Concerto – producer Nominated for Best Animated Short Subject 1947: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse – producer Winner Best Animated Short Subject 1948: The Little Orphan – producer Nominated for Best Animated Short Subject 1949: Hatch Up Your Troubles – producer Nominated for Best Animated Short Subject 1950: Jerry's Cousin – producer Winner Best Animated Short Subject 1951: The Two Mouseketeers – producer Winner Best Animated Short Subject 1952: Johann Mouse – producer Nominated for Best Animated Short Subject 1952: Little Johnny Jet – producer Nominated for Best Animated Short Subject 1954: Touché, Pussy Cat! – producer Nominated for Best Animated Short Subject 1955: Good Will to Men – producer Fred Quimby on IMDb The Tom and Jerry Story The Creators – The Magic Behind The Cartoon
Bosko's Holiday is a one-reel 1931 short subject animated cartoon, part of the Bosko series. It was directed by Hugh Harman, first released on July 18, 1931 as part of the Looney Tunes series from the Leon Schlesinger animation studio and distributed by Warner Brothers; the film score was composed by Frank Marsales. The cartoon opens with the phone ringing loudly; the anthropomorphic telephone can't get its owner to wake up no matter how insistently it rings, since he is a heavy sleeper. It turns its attention to an anthropomorphic alarm clock sleeping nearby, snoring with a "tick tock" sound. So the phone wakes up the alarm clock, so it can wake Bosko up; the alarm clock has trouble waking up Bosko. He does not respond to its own ringing with bell-like sounds, nor to it hitting a brush against the bedpan; the alarm clock pokes him in the bottom with one of its pointy hands, waking him up. He wakes up screaming. Bosko goes to the phone, answers a call from Honey, she invites Bosko to a picnic, Bosko seems pleased with the idea.
She asks him to hurry up, says goodbye and hangs up the phone. Bosko gets ready for the excursion; the phone says "Scram, scram!". Bosko goes to get his car; the garage looks like a big doghouse, Bosko summons the resident. Out comes not a dog but a car with a personality of its own, he leaves. Several little cars children of the big one, follow them, he stops to tell them to go home. He remarks "Ain't that cute"? The car is driving itself. Bosko gets a banjo and sings, until a string breaks. So Bosko takes a mouse's tail to use as a replacement; the mouse seems to serve as an ornament in the car. The mouse is pretty mad at Bosko for taking his tail; as soon as Bosko arrives at Honey's house, the banjo strings come off. He tries again to pull the mouse's tail off, but the mouse pulls its tail away and sticks his tongue out at Bosko, it leaves. Bosko again responds "Ain't that cute", sticks his own tongue out. Bosko arrives at Honey's house to get her for the picnic, calls her from the house's front yard.
She comes out to her balcony and says "Hello, Bosko". Honey's dog follows the car; the car tries to drive up a steep hill and path, goes stuck. Bosko tries to push the car; the dog pulls Bosko's pants. The car goes backwards and knocks Bosko out; the dog licks Bosko, he regains consciousness and replies with "Hey!". He is about to kick the dog. Bosko gets the car moving, the dog comes back and bites a tire; this act causes the air from the tire to be sucked out, into the dog. It inflates like a balloon. Bosko sucks the air back to the tire; the unhappy dog soon comes back. When the trio walk to the picnic location, they find a log, they start conversing. Bosko whispers an ungentlemanly suggestion to Honey's ear. Bosko resorts to tempting her with food, he eats a sandwich, chewing noisily with his mouth open, says it tasted sure fine. She seems tempted; the dog licks Honey's bottom. She leaves in anger. Bosko says "Aw, nuts" and the film ends. Johnny Murray serves as the voice of Bosko. Rochelle Hudson voices Honey.
Both are uncredited. The film was directed by Rudolf Ising, they were the producers of the film, with Leon Schlesinger as an associate producer. The film was animated by Paul Smith; the musical score was a work of Frank Marsales. This is the first cartoon where the title card had Bosko's name in it, all subsequent entries in the series followed this practice; the film has a simple plot. The action is otherwise unremarkable; the short marks the Looney Tunes series in general. This is the first short where the plot does not revolve around dancing. Singing-and-dancing plots were subsequently reserved for the Merrie Melodies series; the voices of both Bosko and Honey while speaking on the phone sound childish. Rochelle Hudson was 15 years old when recording the film; the first meeting of the lovers, with Honey in the balcony and Bosko on the grounds, is reminiscent of the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet. Bosko's Holiday on YouTube Bosko's Holiday on the Internet Movie Database