The Mechanical Cow

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The Mechanical Cow
A screenshot
Directed by Walt Disney
Produced by Walt Disney
Animation by Ub Iwerks,
Studio Disney
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s) October 3, 1927
Color process Black and white
Running time 6 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Preceded by Oh Teacher
Followed by Great Guns!

The Mechanical Cow is an Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon from 1927. It was produced by Walt Disney Productions.


The cartoon opens with Oswald attempting to get the cow out of bed. When he succeeds, Oswald gets on the cow's back, shouting "MILK! MILK!". He gets some milk for a baby hippopotamus. When Fanny, Oswald's girlfriend, comes over, Oswald tries to flirt with Fanny. Suddenly, a car with some dark, unidentified figures appears, and the figures steal Fanny. In an attempt to rescue her, Oswald quickly starts a streak of surreal moves, including taking the cow's neck and bending it into a C-shape so when a bullet comes, it is shot back in the direction of the dark figures. The dark figures end up falling into a lake, and Oswald and Fanny walk off with the cow.

DVD release[edit]

This film has been put on DVD with the Walt Disney Treasures DVDs, along with other non-Disney DVDs. It was re-issued by Walter Lantz Productions in 1932.[1]


  1. ^ Malone, Patrick. "The Mechanical Cow". The Encyclopedia of Disney Animated Shorts. Retrieved 15 May 2010.