Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Animated Series Coming to Disney+

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Walt Disney’s first superstar, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, is getting his own animated series on Disney+.

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Walt Disney Television Animation News, a fan-run Twitter account, first reported the news on Saturday.

The account based their reporting on the resume of Christopher Painter, a writer for Disney Advanced Media Labs and Disney Interactive. Any mention of an Oswald series was not there when we checked, but later, voice actor Eric Bauza (Muppet Babies, Star Wars Resistance, DuckTales) seemed to all but confirm his involvement, likely as the voice of Oswald himself.

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit was created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks for Universal Studios in 1927, before the studio took full control of the character at a meeting with Disney in New York a year later. During Disney’s return to California following the meeting, he came up with the idea for the character he would be best associated with: Mickey Mouse. Universal continued to produce Oswald cartoons, sans Disney, until 1943. The character and his Disney-produced films were acquired by The Walt Disney Company in 2006 as part of a deal that allowed longtime ABC sportscaster Al Michaels to move to Universal-owned NBC to announce Sunday Night Football.

There’s no word yet if the series will premiere with the launch of Disney+ on November 12th, but we’ll update this story as we learn more. Keep reading WDWNT for more news about everything coming to the new streaming service.


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Is this from the same group/studio that did that Three Caballeros show? A bit surprised Frank Welker might not be reprising his role as Oswald, then again I have noticed Disney hasn’t been as consistent with some of the voices for their lesser known classic characters lately. Either way, this sounds great, as an Oswald fan.