Lost Dis­ney cartoon found

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS -

LON­DON: An an­i­ma­tion fea­tur­ing the first Dis­ney char­ac­ter – a long-eared pre­cur­sor to Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny named Oswald the Lucky Rab­bit – has been dis­cov­ered in the archive of the Bri­tish Film In­sti­tute.

The 87-year-old film, Sleigh Bells, was dis­cov­ered at the Na­tional Archive in Berkham­sted, Hert­ford­shire, by a re­searcher who recog­nised the miss­ing ti­tle on the on­line cat­a­logue.

The re­bel­lious Oswald the Lucky Rab­bit was in­vented by Walt Dis­ney in 1927. Sleigh Bells has been unseen since the 1930s. – The In­de­pen­dent

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