“Long-lost” 1928 Disney animation with 'Oswald the Lucky Rabbit' found in BFI archives


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Okay, I read that as FBI, and said WTF?


What’s the Bugs Bunny connection?


both are rabbits?


Shit, shit, shit. The Rules state that American Copyright Law Shall be Extended As Necessary to Keep All Disney Characters, Animations, Creative Works, and Celluloid Chattels Generally Under Copyright for a Limited Time Nigh Unto Perpetuity.

Let’s keep congress away from copyright law for a little while, ok?


Why are there so many songs about rabbits
and what’s on the other side?
Rabbits are tricksters, but only illusions,
and rabbits have nothing to hide.
So we’ve been told and some choose to believe it.
I know they’re wrong, wait and see.
Someday we’ll find it, the Bugs Bunny connection.
The lovers, the dreamers and me.


Fortunately, these were Ub Iwerks property, not Disney. He lit out for the territories and plumped up the ears, and claimed it was now a Mouse.


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Mickey, Bugs, and Snoopy:


Frenemy bromance, if I have my say.


It’s “Ub” Iwerks, not “Ubi”.


Oh yeah? Then why’s it called UbiSoft?


So is this under copyright still, or did it become public domain?


Almost certainly a question for the lawyers who will be fighting over it.

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