British Film Archive Discovers Lost Disney Short

The short animated film Hungry Hobos created by a young Walt Disney starred a rabbit. It was one of about 26 cartoons featuring Oswald the rabbit. Hungry Hobos screened in 1928 but sat on the shelf for decades. It will be sold at auction.

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Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Before Mickey Mouse, there was Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. A British film archive has discovered a short animated film created by a young Walt Disney. It was one of about 26 featuring Oswald. "Hungry Hobo" screened in 1928. It did not make a star out of the rabbit, though he became a prototype for the mouse who did go on to stardom. This Oswald cartoon sat on the shelf for decades and is now up for auction. It's MORNING EDITION.

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