Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Series In The Works For Disney+
There have been tons of announcements recently for projects headed to Disney’s streaming service Disney+. Now, one of Disney’s earliest characters is set to get his own show.
According to writer Christopher Painter’s (SpongeBob SquarePants) resume, his next project will be the animated Oswald the Lucky Rabbit series, which will debut on Disney+ in 2020.
Not much is known on the series at this time.
You can see his resume below.
Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks created the character of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit in 1927, with a series of cartoons distributed by Universal Studios through 1928. Due to a contract dispute with Disney’s distributor, Charles Mintz, Disney lost control of the character in 1928. The experience inspired him to create a brand-new character: Mickey Mouse. This time, Disney retained the rights to his creation.
In 2006, Disney CEO Bob Iger made a trade with NBC Universal and regained control of the Oswald character. In exchange for minor assets, including the rights to the lucky rabbit, Disney allowed sportscaster Al Michaels to move from Disney-owned ABC and ESPN to NBC Sports. Seventy-nine years after Oswald was created, The Walt Disney Company now owned the rights to the character and the original 26 short films made by Walt Disney.