Harman & Ising are the duo who created Bosko. In the 1930's, they both signed a deal with MGM to start a new series of Bosko shorts in 1934. The two maintained the same division of work they had used at Warner Bros, with Harman working on Bosko shorts, and Ising directing one-shots. They also tried to create new cartoon stars for their new distributors. Their cartoons, though technically superior to those they had made for Schlesinger, were still music-driven shorts with little to no plot.