Two vintage Oswald the Lucky Rabbit shorts have arrived on Disney Plus worldwide, These additions form part of Disney100 celebrations; Joining the various other historic shorts that have been added to the platform over the last few months. The date coincides with the first appearance of Oswald.
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit was created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, who made twenty-seven animated shorts for Universal. When they lost the rights to the character, the Oswald series continued under the guidance of Walter Lantz, undergoing several redesigns over the decades. In 2006, Disney acquired the rights to the character and the twenty-seven shorts from Universal; Using him in the parks, the Disney Treasures series and the Epic Mickey video game series.
The two Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoons are:
ALL WET (1927)
Hot dog vendor Oswald the Lucky Rabbit takes a break from the daily grind and poses as a lifeguard to impress lovely beachgoer Fanny Cottontail. When Fanny’s pretend distress turns into real trouble, Oswald rows to the rescue and the pair make waves as they battle their way back to shore.
TROLLEY TROUBLES (1927)
“Trolley Troubles” launched Walt Disney’s Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon series (although it was actually the second short to go into production) and features Oswald as a trolley conductor trying to keep things on track. Along the way, he faces a cabin full of rowdy bunny passengers, impossibly steep hills, a stubborn cow, a charging goat and other obstacles.
Synopsis provided by Disney.
These shorts have been scanned and restored in 4K by the same team that recently did the restorations for Cinderella and Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. More shorts are due to be added later this week, including Bone Trouble (1940), Merbabies (1938), Pluto, Jr (1942), Mickey’s Kangaroo (1935), Playful Pluto (1934) and The Barn Dance (1929). Watch Oswald the Lucky Rabbit’s All Wet and Trolley Troubles on Disney Plus