Oswald, the Lucky Rabbit (Universal, c-1927) One Sheet (27" X 41"). After the "Alice" series and before "Mickey Mouse," Walt Disney animated "Oswald the Lucky Rabbit" for producer M. J. Winkler. The series was incredibly innovative, adding a "rubbery" effect to cartoon characters that hadn't been used before. Disney was only in production for a year on the Oswald series because Charles Mintz, who was in charge of production for Winkler, pulled the plug on Disney since the animator refused to make his cartoons for less money. Without a cartoon character to animate, Disney and his partner Ub Iwerks were forced to create something "new." That "something new" became Mickey Mouse and the rest, as they say, was history. Since the Oswald series under Disney was only in production from September 1927 through August 1928 and comprised a total of 26 cartoons, any poster material from this series is exceptionally rare. This is the only full color stock sheet we've seen as the later series (without Disney) were all produced in duo-tone. As a matter of fact, this is the only full color Disney poster from this period up until the famous animator started with United Artist in 1932. The poster has several pinholes in the upper corners and few in the lower corners, some slight fold separations at the center points and some very minor/ tiny tears in the borders, but otherwise, the condition is nice and the colors are bright. Very Fine+.

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