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That's Hugh Harman on the left, and Rudy Ising on the right, pictured with creations Honey and Bosko the Talk Ink Kid.

Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising (1903-1982 and 1903-1992 respectively) were former Walt Disney employees who jump-started the Warner Bros. cartoon studio, and helped get MGM's animation department off the ground. They were also the creators of Bosko the Talk Ink Kid (and, more regrettably, Foxy) as well as MGM's Happy Harmonies, the Barney Bear shorts and the anti-war short Peace on Earth, one of The 50 Greatest Cartoons. While barely remembered today, they played a major role in shaping the events of The Golden Age of Animation.


Notable shorts:


Trope Demonstrated by the Mere Existence of These Two:

  • Punny Name: "Harman-Ising." "HARMAN ISING." HARMONIZING. They founded Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies as well as Happy Harmonies. What a wondrous world we live in.

Tropes Related To Them:

  • Animation Bump: Later installments in the Happy Harmonies series.
  • Captain Ersatz: Bosko and Honey are obvious ersatzes of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. But neither of them are as shamelessly blatant as Foxy and Roxy, who were literally the same designs as Mickey and Minnie but with pointy ears and bushy tails. Walt himself quickly got wind of Foxy and personally told Rudy Ising to stop using the character.
  • Heterosexual Life Partners
  • Woodland Creatures: Most of the Happy Harmonies shorts starred these.
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