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Oswald the Lucky Rabbit: The Search for the Lost Disney Cartoons, Revised Special Edition

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit: The Search for the Lost Disney Cartoons, Revised Special Edition


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For anyone interested in Disney origins, fascinated byearly cinema, or entertained by a feisty little rabbit, this engaging andaccessible volume delivers an in-depth look at Walt Disney's first majoranimated success and the journey to reclaim the lost Disney films.

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit was created in 1927 by Walt and histeam through twenty-six cartoon shorts. Not without fits and starts, the seriesand its impish title character were an instant hit with audiences. At the endof that initial run, Walt lost the contract to Oswald, which prompted thecreation of Mickey Mouse.

Over the years, Oswald became a footnote in the Disney story. . . until 2006, when The Walt Disney Company recovered rights to Walt'stwenty-six shorts. Behind-the-scenes, a complex and labor-intensive searchdeveloped for the physical film footage of some Oswald cartoons deemed"lost to time."

The revised edition features:

• Updates to Oswald's story

• Images from a newly discovered Oswald film

• A foreword by the Executive Chairman of The Walt DisneyCompany, Bob Iger

• Six collectible lithographs

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781368042079
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication date: 08/27/2019
Series: Disney Editions Deluxe Series
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 723,580
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: David A. Bossert is an award-winning artist, filmmaker, and author. He is a thirty-two-year veteran of The Walt Disney Company and is an independent producer and creative director. Dave is considered an authority and expert on Disney animation and history. He coauthored Disney Animated, which was named iPad App of 2013 by Apple and won a prestigious British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award. He is also the author of Remembering Roy E. Disney: Memories and Photos of a Storied Life; An Animator's Gallery: Eric Goldberg Draws the Disney Characters; and Dalí and Disney: Destino-The Story, Artwork, and Friendship Behind the Legendary Film; and The Art of Tennessee Loveless: The Mickey Mouse TEN x TEN x TEN Contemporary Pop Art Series. You can connect with Dave on social media and/or at:

ABOUT THE ARCHIVAL EDITOR: David Gerstein is a comic book writer/editor and animation historian specializing in the Disney Standard Characters. His published work includes The Floyd Gottfredson Library of Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse series, Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: The Don Rosa Library series, IDW Publishing's Disney Timeless Tales series, and Mickey and the Gang: Classic Stories in Verse. Gerstein has also been a contributing research historian on the deluxe Walt Disney Treasures home video series, working on such titles as More Silly Symphonies, The Chronological Donald Vol. 4, and The Adventures of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.

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