Transcript for Classic Disney Movie Released After Being Locked Away for 90 Years
Finally tonight I think you've seen all the classic movies from Walt Disney. Tonight one you haven't seen because it's been locked a winnable for nearly ninety years. It starts a Disney character that came before Mickey Mouse but feels very familiar here's ABC's John Donne. You know this duck and his dog. And of course you know this mouse who started it all Mickey. But did you know that there was an animated character who came via Walt Disney before Mickey. Stuff possible the lucky rabbit scene here in an early six minute silent short called slave bills a film that was lost to memory. Until a Disney researcher discovered that it was listed here in the catalog of the British film institute. Which had the only remaining copies last screened in public sometime around 1928. Back when Walt Disney work for someone else he and collaborator I works designed Oswald for a whole series of cartoons. But after a business falling out won't walked started his own company leaving Oswald behind. Instead he and I worked invented this guy who made his debut in steamboat Willie and yes he looks a mark like that right. Well for Christmas this year they'll be screaming sleigh bells in London restored by Disney animation studios. Whose parent company also owns ABC news with Oswald they go to. Mostly right there wouldn't Tanasugarn completely right Oswald of course being a silent star never said a word so we'll say it welcome back Oswald. John Donvan ABC news Washington. Welcome back is right we think John for that story we thank you for watching. I'm Tom Dallas I hope to see you right back here tomorrow and in for David mirror for David and all of us here.
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