This is a great new behind the scenes video on the history of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit from Disney Epic Mickey. I had never even heard of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit before Disney Epic Mickey came along so it’s great to get a little history on the character. It’s a pretty interesting history he had and pretty insane that he’s a character from the 20’s that could have been as popular as Mickey if not for certain unfortunate events.
October 12, 2010 – Disney Interactive Studios unveiled this weekend at New York Comic-Con a new video showcasing the past life and upcoming Disney Epic Mickey prominent role of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Walt Disney’s beloved cartoon character. Having once starred in 26 cartoons, Oswald is regarded as the most popular silent cartoon character of the 1920’s. The upcoming Disney Epic Mickey video game scheduled for release on November 30th in North America will mark Oswald’s first appearance in a new Disney story since 1928.
“I am absolutely honored to be involved in restoring Oswald to the cartoon status that he once held,” said Warren Spector, general manager and creative director, Disney Interactive Studios’ Junction Point. “Having the opportunity to present Oswald the Lucky Rabbit onscreen for The Walt Disney Company is a dream job for a lifelong animation fan like myself.”
Disney eventually lost the rights to Oswald the Lucky Rabbit due to a clause in a contract with cartoon distributor, Universal. In February 2006, The Walt Disney Corporation was able to regain rights to Oswald, bringing him back to the home of his creator.
The new video released by Disney Interactive Studios pays tribute to Oswald and demonstrates how Disney Epic Mickey will help to restore him to the fame he once enjoyed. To view the video, please visit www.Disney.com.