Lucky Rabbit Oswald plays first Disney short in 94 years

Disney has announced its first groundbreaking animated character, Lucky Rabbit Oswald, will return to the studio for the first time in 94 years for a new short.

swald, considered the forerunner of Mickey Mouse, was created by Walt Disney for Universal and first released in 1927.

He’s starred in 26 short films, with the last being released in 1928 – the same year Disney lost creative control over its beloved bunny to the movie company.


Lucky Rabbit Oswald (Walt Disney Animation Studios/PA)

In 2006, then-Disney CEO Bob Iger made a deal with NBC/Universal that included allowing sports broadcaster Al Michaels to work with NBC in return for Oswald’s return to his home country. his.

Since then, the bunny has appeared in video games, merchandise, animated shorts, and in Disney theme parks.

Oswald will now star in his own animated short again for the first time in more than 94 years.

Disney’s hand-drawn animation team created this project as part of Disney’s 100th Anniversary Celebration, marking the entertainment company’s centenary in 1923.

Directed by animator Eric Goldberg and produced by Dorothy McKim, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit will be made available on Walt Disney Animation Studios’ YouTube channel.


Lucky Rabbit Oswald (Walt Disney Animation Studios/PA)

“On the eve of Disney’s 100th anniversary, it was a pleasure to create the first new Oswald short from our studio since 1928,” McKim said.

“Our hand-drawn animation team – which includes hand-drawn legends Mark Henn, Randy Haycock and Eric Goldberg – as well as our amazing 2D apprentice team created an animated ball in the style of the times. great Oswald.”

Goldberg added: “Oswald is an intrepid con man. We want to bring Oswald back, and in short, he’s really back to his original home, the screen.

“We wanted Oswald to do all sorts of ‘squeeze and stretch’, ‘rubber hose’ animations, to honor the first generation of Walt Disney artists.”

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Besides the animated short, Disney has also launched the Snapchat Oswald the Lucky Rabbit lens that allows users to watch cartoons using AR technology. Lucky Rabbit Oswald plays first Disney short in 94 years

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