Tuesday, November 03, 2015

"Oswald the Missing Rabbit"

The BBC says:

... A restored print of Sleigh Bells (1928) will have its world premiere at the BFI in London in next month. ...

Sleigh Bells has been unseen since its original release. ... "The restoration of this film will introduce many audiences to Disney's work in the silent period - it clearly demonstrates the vitality and imagination of his animation at a key point in his early career." ...

I thought this flick was uncovered some time ago, but maybe it was another Oswald cartoon.

The BBC video regarding Sleigh Bells can be found at the link. Oswald is (to me) an appealing character. If Disney could have hung onto him, I like to think the rabbit's career would have prospered far more than it did under Charles Mintz and Walter Lantz. But maybe Mickey Mouse was destined to be the big star, with his cousin Oswald ending up little more than the middling bride's maid.


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