Back to the beginning, Disney’s Oswald The Lucky Rabbit, First Film

April 10, 1927, Walt Disney delivered the first Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon, Poor Papa, to Charles Mintz, New York.

Walt Disney has a famous saying: “I hope we never lose sight of one thing—that it was all started by a mouse.”

This is only partially true. The Disney enterprise was built from the beginning of the Mouse. But history buffs always know there is more!

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Oswald the Lucky Rabbit was created by Ub Iwerks and Walt Disney for films distributed by Universal Studios back in the 1920s.

Quite the long history developed from this cartoon character and it resulted in Universal Studios taking control over Oswald resulting in a dispute that went on for decades!

Disney did not regain ownership over Oswald until February 2006. Disney literally traded Al Michaels of ABC, ESPN and NBC Sports to Universal Studios for the return of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit!

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By Ken Lund from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA – Brian Baumgartner and Al Michaels, American Century Championship 2, CC BY-SA 2.0, Link

Really quite the history!

Would you like to meet the behind the scenes rabbit that was there from the beginning?

CaribbeanDays, and Authorized Disney Vacation Planner, can take you there for your Oswald Meet and Greet!

Meet and Greet Oswald! Do you know who he is?



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