Oswald the Lucky Rabbit filmography

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The following is a complete list of cartoons starring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.

Walt Disney produced 27 cartoons during 1927–1928, 25 cartoons were produced after Walt Disney's departure during the Winkler years (1928–1929), and 142 cartoons were produced by Walter Lantz during 1929–1943, making 194 cartoons in total.

Theatrical shorts[edit]

The Disney years[edit]

1927[edit]

Film Notes
Poor Papa First cartoon produced in series (in 1927), initially rejected but released a year later.[1] Animated by Ub Iwerks and the entire Disney Oswald staff. Disney was unable to access a print of Poor Papa in time for the 2007 DVD,[2] but today owns a 16mm print of the short, and released it on the "Signature Edition" Blu-Ray of Pinocchio in 2017.
Trolley Troubles Animated by Ub Iwerks and the entire Disney Oswald staff. The cartoon was reissued in 1931 by Walter Lantz with music and sound effects.
Oh Teacher Cartoon reissued by Walter Lantz. A few sequences went missing and others were reordered when the cartoon was reissued. Animated by Ub Iwerks and the entire Disney Oswald staff.
The Mechanical Cow Cartoon reissued by Walter Lantz. Animated by Ub Iwerks and the entire Disney Oswald staff.
Great Guns! Cartoon reissued by Walter Lantz. Animated by Ub Iwerks and the entire Disney Oswald staff.
All Wet Cartoon reissued by Walter Lantz. Directed by Ub Iwerks. Animated by Iwerks and the entire Disney Oswald staff.
The Ocean Hop A few sequences went missing when the cartoon was reissued. Animated by Hugh Harman and Rollin Hamilton. The last Disney Oswald cartoon that was reissued by Walter Lantz. The Ocean Hop at Google Drive
The Banker's Daughter Lost cartoon. One story sketch page and a sketch of the title card survive.[3] Animated by Ub Iwerks and Friz Freleng.
Empty Socks A version has been found in 2014 with 30 to 60 seconds missing.[4][5][6] Animated by Hugh Harman and Rollin Hamilton.
Rickety Gin Lost cartoon. Animated by Ub Iwerks and Friz Freleng.

1928[edit]

Film Notes
Harem Scarem Lost cartoon. Animation drawings from a small part of this film survive, and were compiled by Disney into a video clip in 2012. Animated by Hugh Harman and Rollin Hamilton.
Neck 'n' Neck Rediscovered in 2018, though only as a two-minute cutdown of the original five-minute cartoon.[7][8] Animated by Hugh Harman and Rollin Hamilton.
The Ol' Swimmin' Hole Rediscovered in 2016 by Dave Bossert.[9] Animated by Hugh Harman and Rollin Hamilton.
Africa Before Dark A few sequences went missing when it was rediscovered. Animated by Ub Iwerks. Available with the Signature Edition of Bambi in 2017.
Rival Romeos Animated by Ub Iwerks.
Bright Lights Animated by Hugh Harman and Rollin Hamilton.
Sagebrush Sadie Lost cartoon, but storyboard pages survive. Animated by Ub Iwerks, Hugh Harman and Rollin Hamilton.
Ride 'Em Plowboy Lost cartoon, but storyboard pages survive.[10] Animated by Ub Iwerks, Hugh Harman, Rollin Hamilton, and Friz Freleng.
Ozzie of the Mounted Survives almost complete, though a few sequences are still missing. Animated by Ub Iwerks, Hugh Harman, Rollin Hamilton, Ben Clopton, and Les Clark.
Hungry Hoboes Available with the latest release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 2016. A once missing cartoon, it was rediscovered in a vault in England in November 2011.
Oh, What a Knight Remade as a Mickey Mouse 1933 short Ye Olden Days.
Sky Scrappers Also referred to as The Sky Scapper Remade as a Mickey Mouse 1933 short, Building a Building.
The Fox Chase Animated by Hugh Harman and Rollin Hamilton
Tall Timber Animated by Hugh Harman and Rollin Hamilton
Sleigh Bells Rediscovered in 2015. Directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks.[11]
Hot Dog Lost cartoon, but a storyboard page of the cartoon survives.[12]
High Up Re-discovered by David Gerstein.[13] Erroneously thought to be a Winkler short before rediscovery proved otherwise.[14] Last Disney Oswald cartoon. Directed by Hugh Harman and Rollin Hamilton.

The Winkler Years[edit]

1928[edit]

Film Notes
Mississippi Mud The first Winkler Oswald cartoon. Lost cartoon.
Panicky Pancakes Lost cartoon. Directed by Hugh Harman and Ben Clopton
Fiery Fireman Directed by Friz Freleng and Rudolph Ising
Rocks and Socks Lost cartoon.
South Pole Flight Lost cartoon. Directed by Hugh Harman and Ben Clopton
Bull-Oney Lost cartoon. Directed by Walter Lantz and Tom Palmer
A Horse Tale Lost cartoon. Directed by Rollin Hamilton and Tom Palmer
Farmyard Follies Lost cartoon. Directed by Walter Lantz and Rollin Hamilton.

1929[edit]

Film Notes
Homeless Homer Directed by Rudolph Ising and Friz Freleng
Yanky Clippers Directed by Walter Lantz and Tom Palmer.
Hen Fruit Lost cartoon. The first sound Oswald cartoon.
Sick Cylinders Exists only as a silent print. Directed by Hugh Harman and Ben Clopton
Hold 'Em Ozzie Rediscovered in 2016, however, it exists only as a silent print. Directed by Rollin Hamilton[15]
The Suicide Sheik Lost cartoon. Directed by Hugh Harman
Alpine Antics Exists only as a silent print. Directed by Tom Palmer.
The Lumberjack Sound status of print uncertain.
The Fishing Fool Lost cartoon
Stage Stunts Lost cartoon
Stripes and Stars Lost cartoon
The Wicked West Cartoon possibly reissued by Walter Lantz.[16] Directed by Friz Freleng
Ice Man's Luck Lost cartoon
Nuts and Jolts Rediscovered in 2016. Exists only as a silent print. Directed by Hugh Harman[15]
Jungle Jingles Exists only as a silent print. Directed by Ben Clopton
Weary Willies Exists only as a silent print. Directed by Friz Freleng
Saucy Sausages Lost cartoon. Last Winkler Oswald cartoon.

The Walter Lantz/Universal years[edit]

1929[edit]

Film Notes
Race Riot The first Oswald short produced by Walter Lantz.
Oil's Well
Permanent Wave
Cold Turkey Lost cartoon. Oswald speaks for the first time. Many speculate that Oswald was voiced by Bill Nolan.
Pussy Willie Lost cartoon.
Amateur Nite Survives as a silent print. Uploaded to YouTube in 2016 by Walter’s Lantz with no soundtrack.
Hurdy Gurdy
Snow Use
Nutty Notes
Ozzie of the Circus Lost cartoon.

1930[edit]

Film Notes
Kounty Fair Exists only as a silent print.
Chilly Con Carmen
Kisses and Kurses Lost cartoon.
Broadway Folly
Bowery Bimbos
The Hash Shop
King of Jazz A Universal Film that was a vehicle for Paul Whiteman, who would later appear in an Oswald cartoon called My Paul Paul. First color appearance of Oswald, although only as a brief cameo.
The Prison Panic
Tramping Tramps
Hot for Hollywood Vitaphone disc of the soundtrack was found in 2005.
Hell's Heels
My Pal Paul Produced to promote the 1930 Universal Studios feature film King of Jazz. Paul Whiteman is caricatured.
Not So Quiet
Spooks
Cold Feet A drawing made by the animators attributed to this short shows Oswald playing a radiator like an accordion. This idea never made it to the final cartoon.
Snappy Salesman Possibly a withheld 1929 entry.
Henpecked
The Singing Sap The first cartoon on which Tex Avery was credited as an animator (as Fred Avery)[17]
The Detective
The Fowl Ball
The Navy Oswald wears shoes for the first time.
Mexico
Africa
Alaska
Mars

1931[edit]

Film Notes
China
College
Shipwreck Oswald wears gloves for the first time.
The Farmer
The Fireman
Sunny South
Country School
The Bandmaster In the public domain.
Northwoods
The Stone Age
Radio Rhythm
Kentucky Belles
Hot Feet
The Hunter Oswald wears a shirt for the first time.
Wonderland
The Hare Mail
The Fisherman
The Clown

1932[edit]

Film Notes
Grandma's Pet
Mechanical Man In the public domain.
Wins Out
Beau and Arrows
Making Good In the public domain.
Let's Eat
The Winged Horse
Cat Nipped
A Wet Knight
Jungle Jumble
Day Nurse
The Busy Barber A remake of the silent 1929 Oswald cartoon Yanky Clippers.
Carnival Capers
Wild and Woolly
Teacher's Pests

1933[edit]

Film Notes
The Plumber In the public domain.
The Shriek The cartoon is a parody of The Sheik, a 1921 Paramount film.
Going to Blazes
Beau Best
Ham and Eggs
Confidence President Franklin D. Roosevelt is caricatured.
Five and Dime Celebrities caricatured in this short include: Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy, and Jimmy Durante.
The Zoo
The Merry Old Soul Among those that appear in the film are the band leader Paul Whiteman, "singer" Roscoe Ates, Mae West, Harold Lloyd, and Zasu Pitts.
Parking Space

1934[edit]

Film Notes
Chicken Reel
The Candy House
The County Fair
The Toy Shoppe In 1984, Fred Ladd and Entercolor Technologies Corp. colorized this cartoon as a test for Universal. The studio rejected this and all future plans for colorizing black and white Lantz cartoons.[18]
Kings Up
Wolf! Wolf!
The Ginger Bread Boy The story within the cartoon is based on "The Gingerbread Man," a fairy tale published in 1875.
Goldielocks and the Three Bears
Annie Moved Away
Wax Works
William Tell
Chris Columbus, Jr.
The Dizzy Dwarf
Ye Happy Pilgrims
Sky Larks
Spring in the Park
Toyland Premiere

1935[edit]

Film Notes
Robinson Crusoe Isle
The Hillbilly
Two Little Lambs
Do a Good Deed
Elmer the Great Dane The first appearance of Oswald's first dog, Elmer the Great Dane.
Springtime Serenade Lyrics by Walter Lantz.
Town Hall Follies The storyline was reworked by Avery ten years later in MGM's Wild and Woolfy (this time set in the Wild West) featuring Droopy.
At Your Service
Bronco Buster
Amateur Broadcast
The Quail Hunt In the public domain.
Monkey Wretches The final appearance of Oswald in his original design, the first appearance of Meany, Miny and Moe (who were supporting characters). their popularity led to their development into a series of their own for Universal.
Case of the Lost Sheep The first cartoon to feature the white Oswald, a concept by Manuel Moreno. Despite retaining the name, this later version of Oswald looks like a completely different character.
Doctor Oswald From this point onward, the character is referred to as "Oswald Rabbit" instead of "Oswald the Lucky Rabbit" in the title cards.

1936[edit]

Film Notes
Soft Ball Game
Alaska Sweepstakes
Slumberland Express
Beauty Shoppe
The Barnyard Five
Fun House
Farming Fools
Battle Royal
Music Hath Charms
Kiddie Revue
Beach Combers In the public domain.
Night Life of the Bugs The title parodies that of the 1935 Universal feature film "Night Life of the Gods."
Puppet Show
The Unpopular Mechanic
Gopher Trouble

1937[edit]

Film Notes
Everybody Sing The first Oswald cartoon to feature the more streamlined, slimmer variation of Manuel Moreno's Oswald.
Duck Hunt
The Birthday Party This cartoon celebrates the 10th anniversary of Oswald.
Trailer Thrills
The Wily Weasel
The Playful Pup
Lovesick
Keeper of the Lions
The Mechanical Handy Man
Football Fever
The Mysterious Jug
The Dumb Cluck

1938[edit]

Film Notes
The Lamp Lighter Alternate title: "The Lamplighter".
Man Hunt Alternate title: "The Manhunt".
Yokel Boy Makes Good The First appearance of Snuffy Skunk, The final appearance of The Dumb Cluck.
Trade Mice Copyrighted as "The Trade Mice".
Feed the Kitty The final cartoon in the Oswald series. Oswald appears in two further shorts, Happy Scouts and The Egg Cracker Suite.

Alex Lovy's directorial debut.

Happy Scouts The last Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon shot in black and white.

1939[edit]

Film Notes
Snuffy's Party Oswald makes a cameo at the beginning of the cartoon. He would later appear as a supporting character in The Egg Cracker Suite and in two cameo appearances in Well Oiled and The Woody Woodpecker Polka.

1943[edit]

Film Notes
The Egg Cracker Suite This title is a play on The Nutcracker Suite, composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Though Oswald's screen career concludes in this cartoon, he would have a long run in comic books and a cameo in Well Oiled and The Woody Woodpecker Polka. This was one of the few Oswald cartoons produced in color. Emery Hawkins' first onscreen credit at Walter Lantz Productions, and the only Lantz short directed by Ben Hardaway and Hawkins.

1947[edit]

Film Notes
Well Oiled Woody Woodpecker cartoon. Oswald makes a cameo.

1951[edit]

Film Notes
The Woody Woodpecker Polka Woody Woodpecker cartoon. Oswald's final appearance until Get a Horse! (2013).

The New Disney years[edit]

2013[edit]

Film Notes
Get a Horse! Mickey Mouse cartoon. First appearance by Oswald in a Disney cartoon following reacquisition in 2006.

Miscellaneous[edit]

Video Games[edit]

Video Game Notes
Férias Frustradas do Pica-Pau Woody Woodpecker video game. Oswald's first video game appearance.
Epic Mickey Disney video game. First appearance by Oswald in a Disney video game.
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Disney video game.
Disney Infinity Disney video game. Oswald appears with others Disney characters.

Internet[edit]

2013

Film Notes
Oswald Holiday Greeting Card Short cartoon. First non-cameo appearance of Oswald since The Egg Cracker Suite.

Feature Films[edit]

2014

Film Notes
Big Hero 6 Disney movie. Oswald's second cameo in a film, but the first movie he appeared that was made by Disney. Also a movie based on a Marvel comic.

2016

Film Notes
Zootopia Disney movie.

Television[edit]

Mickey Mouse (TV series)

Episode Notes
Stayin' Cool Disney animated series. Oswald's first cameo.
Entombed Disney animated series. Oswald appears as a hieroglyphic in a cameo during the episode. Second television appearance.
Canned Disney animated series. Oswald appears in a cameo during the episode. Oswald's third cameo in television.
Year of the Dog Disney animated series. Oswald appears as a marketing billboard for a soda product as "Oswald the Lucky Soda". This marks Oswald's fourth cameo in television.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Poor Papa at The Encyclopedia of Disney Animated Shorts". Archived from the original on 2010-11-27. Retrieved 2010-12-12.
  2. ^ http://ramapithblog.blogspot.it/2010/09/lucky-new-oswald-finds.html
  3. ^ http://www.animationscoop.com/oswald-the-lucky-rabbit-celebrated-in-definitive-new-book-to-mark-90th-anniversary/
  4. ^ https://ap.mnocdn.no/images/847dd8ec-0694-40d1-8cc7-9583714a4a8b?fit=crop&q=80&w=780
  5. ^ http://www.jbkaufman.com/sites/default/files/Empty%20Socks.jpg
  6. ^ https://images.thestar.com/content/dam/thestar/entertainment/movies/2014/12/12/disneys_longlost_first_christmas_film_turns_up_near_the_arctic_circle/empty_socks.jpg
  7. ^ "幻のディズニー短編、日本にあった ミッキーの「原点" (in Japanese). Livedoor. November 13, 2018. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  8. ^ Blair, Gavin (November 14, 2018). "Lost Disney 'Oswald' Cartoon, Precursor to Mickey Mouse, Found in Japan". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  9. ^ https://www.instagram.com/p/BSJtt2XBNWD/
  10. ^ "Baxterfilms : I come with Oswald goodies! Storyboard pages for..."
  11. ^ "'Lost' Disney cartoon Sleigh Bells to be screened". BBC News. Retrieved November 3, 2015.
  12. ^ "Baxterfilms : Storyboard pages for the last of the Disney..."
  13. ^ "Dave Bossert on Instagram: Here is a frame from the climax of HIGH UP. It is the 27th Walt Disney Oswald short that was rediscovered by my friend David Gerstein. There is more information on it in my Oswald book. BTW, if you've got a copy of the Oswald book and like, please consider doing a quick review on Amazon".
  14. ^ "Disney Rarities Reveals the Lost Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Cartoon!".
  15. ^ a b https://pt-br.fievent.com/e/cartoon-carnival-50-rarities-galore/5208954
  16. ^ http://intanibase.com/gac/lantz/prodnum.aspx
  17. ^ "Tex Avery". IMDb.
  18. ^ "The Walter Lantz Cartune Encyclopedia: Miscellaneous Cartunes". goldenagecartoons.com. Archived from the original on 2011-05-14.