Oswald the Lucky Rabbit is back in 2022
Oswald the «Unlucky» Rabbit did not have a good live, he was created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks in 1927 after the end of the Alice in Wonderland series. His debut was in the early summer of 1927 in the short «Trolley Troubles». The previous series mixed live action with traditional animation, but Walt realized that people liked the animation part better, so he started making each episode with fewer live actors. This is how the Oswald the Lucky Rabbit series was born.
After 27 episodes starring the rabbit, Universal kept Oswald’s rights and although it seems like a tragic story, the truth is that thanks to this event we have Mickey Mouse, the greatest icon of animated cinema. It was not until 2006 when Disney reacquired the rights to its former mascot and all episodes produced by Disney. In 2010, Walt Disney Studios used Oswald the Lucky Rabbit for the first time since 1928 in the video game Epic Mickey and its 2012 sequel, Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two. After nearly disappearing for another ten years, he’s back in style with a new short film made by Disney to commemorate the mouse company’s 100th birthday.