History WesternAnimation / OswaldTheLuckyRabbit

3rd Sep '17 3:15:12 PM glickmam
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Meanwhile, back at Creator/{{Universal}}, Charles Mintz got a second season of cartoons made starring Oswald, but tensions between himself and Universal president Carl Laemmle were starting to boil over - specifically, after the overnight success of Mickey Mouse, Laemmle was more than a little upset that Mintz had let Disney walk away from the studio, and an incident in which Mintz got into a confrontation with Universal vice president of production Irving Thalberg did not help matters. After negotiations to bring Walt Disney back to the studio failed,[[note]] apparently learning nothing from the last time, Mintz's offer was basically to pay Disney a little more per short, but that Universal would completely own the rights to Mickey Mouse and Mintz would have control over Disney's studio; Walt very politely told Mintz to shove it[[/note]] as well as the second season of Oswald not nearly doing as well as the first, Laemmle [[LaserGuidedKarma reminded Mintz that]] ''he'' didn't own the rights to Oswald either, and Mintz was fired from the studio in 1929, prompting him to form [[Creator/ColumbiaCartoons his own cartoon studio for Columbia]]--and then proceed to rip off Mickey Mouse with his own ComicStrip/KrazyKat cartoons!

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Meanwhile, back at Creator/{{Universal}}, Charles Mintz got a second season of cartoons made starring Oswald, but tensions between himself and Universal president Carl Laemmle were starting to boil over - specifically, after the overnight success of Mickey Mouse, Laemmle was more than a little upset that Mintz had let Disney walk away from the studio, and an incident in which Mintz got into a confrontation very nasty altercation with Universal vice president of production and close Laemmle friend and protege Irving Thalberg did not help matters. After negotiations to bring Walt Disney back to the studio failed,[[note]] apparently learning nothing from the last time, Mintz's offer was basically to pay Disney a little more per short, but that Universal would completely own the rights to Mickey Mouse and Mintz would have control over Disney's studio; Walt very politely told Mintz to shove it[[/note]] as well as the second season of Oswald not nearly doing as well as the first, Laemmle [[LaserGuidedKarma reminded Mintz that]] ''he'' didn't own the rights to Oswald either, and Mintz was fired from the studio in 1929, prompting him to form [[Creator/ColumbiaCartoons his own cartoon studio for Columbia]]--and then proceed to rip off Mickey Mouse with his own ComicStrip/KrazyKat cartoons!
31st Aug '17 7:51:06 AM SeptimusHeap
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The original cartoon star of animation duo Creator/WaltDisney and his longtime friend and partner Creator/UbIwerks [[note]] if one doesn't count ''[[AliceComedies Julius the Cat]]'')[[/note]], ''Oswald the Lucky Rabbit'' was once an all-but-forgotten, but very important, character in the HistoryOfAnimation. Despite how obscure he remained for many years, his presence would wind up having a large impact on the future of the cartoon industry as a whole, laying the groundwork and paving the way for Walt Disney's [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts future]] [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon projects]] which would change animation forever.

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The original cartoon star of animation duo Creator/WaltDisney and his longtime friend and partner Creator/UbIwerks [[note]] if one doesn't count ''[[AliceComedies ''[[WesternAnimation/AliceComedies Julius the Cat]]'')[[/note]], ''Oswald the Lucky Rabbit'' was once an all-but-forgotten, but very important, character in the HistoryOfAnimation. Despite how obscure he remained for many years, his presence would wind up having a large impact on the future of the cartoon industry as a whole, laying the groundwork and paving the way for Walt Disney's [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts future]] [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon projects]] which would change animation forever.
24th Aug '17 7:28:10 AM cristian1234
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* ManipulativeBastard
10th Jun '17 2:39:10 PM nombretomado
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In 1943, Lantz attempted to resuscitate the Oswald series via one short, ''The Egg-Cracker Suite'', where the character now sported yet another heavily overhauled redesign -- only to find a cartoon industry that the cutesy hare was completely unsuited to. By this point in time, Disney parodies and fast-paced comedies, as well as ScrewySquirrel-type characters, were all the rage -- including Lantz's own new star, WoodyWoodpecker. As such, the now-domesticated Oswald was given the shaft as a series star altogether, after lasting an impressive 192 short subjects. His last cartoon appearance would be a brief cameo along with WesternAnimation/AndyPanda -- Universal's second major cartoon star -- in the 1951 short ''The Woody Woodpecker Polka''. And aside from comic appearances, occasional TV reruns, the occasional history book anecdote, and two cameos in ''WesternAnimation/ChristmasInTattertown'', the character fell into total obscurity, doomed to be a forgotten relic in animation history...

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In 1943, Lantz attempted to resuscitate the Oswald series via one short, ''The Egg-Cracker Suite'', where the character now sported yet another heavily overhauled redesign -- only to find a cartoon industry that the cutesy hare was completely unsuited to. By this point in time, Disney parodies and fast-paced comedies, as well as ScrewySquirrel-type characters, were all the rage -- including Lantz's own new star, WoodyWoodpecker.WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker. As such, the now-domesticated Oswald was given the shaft as a series star altogether, after lasting an impressive 192 short subjects. His last cartoon appearance would be a brief cameo along with WesternAnimation/AndyPanda -- Universal's second major cartoon star -- in the 1951 short ''The Woody Woodpecker Polka''. And aside from comic appearances, occasional TV reruns, the occasional history book anecdote, and two cameos in ''WesternAnimation/ChristmasInTattertown'', the character fell into total obscurity, doomed to be a forgotten relic in animation history...
5th Jun '17 6:09:35 AM Pfff133
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* DemotedToExtra: Despite being the first real star character Disney had, the modern Disney company is rather conservative with how they use Oswald today, despite owning the character now. While he's by no means an off-limits character and has made numerous cameo roles in some of their films, shorts and theme park attractions, Disney has mostly kept him on the sidelines, and outside of the ''Epic Mickey'' games and a story in "Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #726", he has been given no major roles in newer Disney works.

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* DemotedToExtra: Despite being the first real star character Disney had, his return to the modern Disney company is rather conservative with how they use Oswald today, despite owning the character now. stable has been modest. While he's by no means an off-limits character and has made numerous cameo roles in some of their films, shorts and theme park attractions, Disney has mostly kept him on the sidelines, and outside of the ''Epic he's also been only sparingly in actual, non-meta stories. ''"Just Like Magic"'' is his only non-''Epic Mickey'' games and a comic story in "Walt Disney's Comics to date, although this might be less willfull and Stories #726", he more that Oswald has been given no major roles in newer Disney works. yet to get his own Creator/FloydGottfredson or Creator/CarlBarks to establish his world.
5th Jun '17 5:54:42 AM Pfff133
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** Oswald himself is a pretty obvious ersatz of WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat.

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** Oswald himself is a pretty obvious ersatz of WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat.WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat through [[WesternAnimation/AliceComedies Julius the Cat]].
16th Apr '17 9:14:32 PM nombretomado
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* ExtremeOmnigoat: In a gag later reused for "SteamboatWillie", a goat gobbles Oswald's sheet music--so he twists its tail like a crank to make it play the music instead.

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* ExtremeOmnigoat: In a gag later reused for "SteamboatWillie", "WesternAnimation/SteamboatWillie", a goat gobbles Oswald's sheet music--so he twists its tail like a crank to make it play the music instead.
9th Jan '17 5:04:26 PM Prinzenick
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* Poor Papa (the first cartoon produced, but last Disney Oswald released): While a print of this film does exist, Disney was unable to acquire it in time for the Oswald collection.

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* Poor Papa (the first cartoon produced, but last Disney Oswald released): While a print of this film does exist, Disney was unable to acquire it in time for the Oswald collection.DVD collection. A rerelease of it is planned for the 2017 blu-ray release of Disney/{{Pinocchio}}, though.
30th Dec '16 4:03:15 PM Xtifr
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The original cartoon star of animation duo Creator/WaltDisney and his longtime friend and partner Creator/UbIwerks [[note]] if one doesn't count ''[[AliceComedies Julius the Cat]]'')[[/note]], '''''Oswald the Lucky Rabbit''''' was once an all-but-forgotten, but very important, character in the HistoryOfAnimation. Despite how obscure he remained for many years, his presence would wind up having a large impact on the future of the cartoon industry as a whole, laying the groundwork and paving the way for Walt Disney's [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts future]] [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon projects]] which would change animation forever.

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The original cartoon star of animation duo Creator/WaltDisney and his longtime friend and partner Creator/UbIwerks [[note]] if one doesn't count ''[[AliceComedies Julius the Cat]]'')[[/note]], '''''Oswald ''Oswald the Lucky Rabbit''''' Rabbit'' was once an all-but-forgotten, but very important, character in the HistoryOfAnimation. Despite how obscure he remained for many years, his presence would wind up having a large impact on the future of the cartoon industry as a whole, laying the groundwork and paving the way for Walt Disney's [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts future]] [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon projects]] which would change animation forever.
21st Dec '16 11:58:50 AM Tailikku
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* PublicDomainSoundtrack: The Robert Israel scores on the DVD set sometimes include snippets of staple PD tunes; ''Tall Timber'' for instance has a snip of the "Dawn" segment of "The William Tell Overture" used when Oswald is in a pond, hunting ducks. ''Trolley Troubles'' new score includes a few notes from "I've Been Working on the Railroad" in the opening.

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* PublicDomainSoundtrack: The Robert Israel scores on the DVD set sometimes include snippets of staple PD tunes; ''Tall Timber'' for instance has a snip of the "Dawn" segment of "The William Tell Overture" used when Oswald is in a pond, hunting ducks. ''Trolley Troubles'' new score includes a few notes from "I've Been Working on the Railroad" in the opening. ''Oh What a Knight'' begins with the opening to "The Master-Singers of Nuremberg Overture" in both the short and in Epic Mickey.
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