Mar 9, 2022
It was all started by a …rabbit? The rights to Oswald the Lucky Rabbit were reacquired by Walt Disney Company in 2006, but prior to his homecoming, few people knew about Walt’s first cartoon character. Oswald was left to a few paragraphs or the footnotes of Disney history books, until David Bossert came along. In celebration of Oswald’s 95th birthday, hosts Courtney and Emily are joined by the author of “Oswald the Lucky Rabbit: The Search for the Lost Disney Cartoons.” Bossert discloses how a casual online article turned into a multi-year search for the lost cartoons and a book that gave Oswald a chance to take center stage. Oswald was only created and produced by Walt Disney and his animation studio for one year. It was a tragic parting, but without the lesson’s Walt learned in the movie business with Oswald, Mickey Mouse and Snow White may have never graced the silver screen. Oswald truly is a lucky rabbit for the Walt Disney Company.
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