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Oswald the Lucky Rabbit

Oswald (original version) Oswald (comic book version) Eyes: Black
Hair: Originally black and white fur. Later gray and white or brown and white.
Race: Rabbit

Continuity: Disney
Publisher(s): Universal Pictures
National Periodical Publications
Dell Comics
Gold Key
First app.: Cartoons: Poor Papa (1927)
Comics: New Fun Comics #1 (1935)
Creator(s): Walt Disney
Hugh Harman
Ub Iwerks
Country of origin: USA USA

Background notes: When Oswald was created the first cartoon Poor Papa in 1927, Disney and Iwerks made him old, unruly and slovenly. However, Universal wanted a younger character and Disney and Iwerks were pressed into changing Oswald into a younger and slimmer version with the personality of a naughty boy. This resulted in the cartoon Trolley Troubles being released July 4, 1927 as the first cartoon. Poor Papa was released more than a later on August 8, 1928.

Oswald's first appearance in comics was New Fun Comics #1 from 1935. It is presently unknown if his appearance in the first comics looked like his cartoon appearance, but by his next appearances in Four Color Comics, starting with #102 in 1946, his appearance was more like Disney's rabbits i.e. fluffy and cute.

Related links/characters:
- Disney Characters
- Mickey Mouse