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The following is a list of cartoons and video games containing Walter Lantz's incarnations of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.

AppearancesEdit

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit/Oswald Rabbit seriesEdit

1929Edit

# Film Released Notes
1 Race Riot September 2, 1929[1] The first Oswald short produced by Walter Lantz.
2 Oil's Well September 16, 1929[1]
3 Permanent Wave September 29, 1929[1]
4 Cold Turkey October 15, 1929[1] Lost cartoon. Oswald speaks for the first time.
5 Pussy Willie October 28, 1929[1] Lost cartoon.
6 Amature Nite November 11, 1929[1] Survives as a silent print.
7 Hurdy Gurdy November 24, 1929[2]
8 Snow Use November 25, 1929[1]
9 Nutty Notes December 9, 1929[1]
10 Ozzie of the Circus December 23, 1929[3] Lost cartoon.

1930Edit

# Film Released Notes
11 Kounty Fair January 6, 1930[4] Exists only as a silent print.
12 Chilly Con Carmen February 3, 1930[4] Last appearance of Oswald's whistle laughing sound during opening titles.
13 Kisses and Kurses February 17, 1930[4] Lost cartoon.
14 Broadway Folly March 3, 1930[4] Thought to be lost until a print was discovered in 2010.
15 Bowery Bimbos March 17, 1930[4]
16 Tramping Tramps March 31, 1930[4]
17 The Hash Shop April 14, 1930[4]
18 The Prison Panic April 28, 1930[4]
19 Hot for Hollywood May 19, 1930[5] Vitaphone disc of the soundtrack was found in 2005.
20 Hells Heels June 2, 1930[5]
21 My Pal Paul June 16, 1930[6] Produced to promote the 1930 Universal feature film King of Jazz. Paul Whiteman is caricatured.
22 Not So Quiet July 7, 1930[6]
23 Spooks July 21, 1930[5]
24 Henpecked August 11, 1930[5]
25 Cold Feet August 18, 1930[5] A drawing made by the animators attributed to this short shows Oswald playing a radiator like an accordion. This idea never made it to the final cartoon.
26 Snappy Salesman August 18, 1930[5]
27 The Singing Sap September 15, 1930[5]
28 The Detective September 22, 1930[5]
29 The Fowl Ball October 13, 1930[5]
30 The Navy November 3, 1930[5] Oswald wears shoes for the first time.
31 Mexico November 17, 1930[5]
32 Africa December 1, 1930[5]
33 Alaska December 15, 1930[5] Exists with a few splices.
34 Mars December 29, 1930[5]

1931Edit

# Film Released Notes
35 China January 12, 1931[5]
36 College January 28, 1931[7]
37 Shipwreck February 9, 1931[5] Oswald wears gloves for the first time.
38 The Farmer March 23, 1931[5]
39 The Fireman April 8, 1931[5]
40 Sunny South April 20, 1931[8]
41 Country School May 5, 1931[7]
42 The Bandmaster May 18, 1931[8] In the public domain.
43 Northwoods June 29, 1931[8]
44 The Stone Age July 13, 1931[8]
45 Radio Rhythm July 27, 1931[8]
46 Kentucky Belles September 7, 1931[7]
47 Hot Feet September 14, 1931[8]
48 The Hunter October 12, 1931[8] Oswald wears a shirt for the first time.
49 Wonderland October 26, 1931[7]
50 The Hare Mail November 30, 1931[8]
51 The Fisherman December 7, 1931[8]
52 The Clown December 21, 1931[8]

1932Edit

# Film Released Notes
53 Grandma's Pet January 18, 1932[9]
54 Mechanical Man February 15, 1932[9] In the public domain.
55 Wins Out March 14, 1932[9]
56 Beau and Arrows March 28, 1932[9]
57 Making Good April 11, 1932[9] In the public domain.
58 Let's Eat April 25, 1932[9]
59 The Winged Horse May 9, 1932[9]
60 Cat Nipped May 23, 1932[9]
61 A Wet Knight June 20, 1932[9]
62 Jungle Jumble July 4, 1932[9]
63 Day Nurse July 18, 1932[9]
64 The Busy Barber September 12, 1932[10] A remake of the silent 1929 Oswald cartoon Yanky Clippers.
65 Carnival Capers October 10, 1932[10]
66 Wild and Woolly November 21, 1932[10]
67 Teacher's Pests December 19, 1932[10]

1933Edit

# Film Released Notes
68 The Plumber January 30, 1933[11] In the public domain, the boy beagle was voiced by multiple actors.
69 The Shriek February 27, 1933[11] The cartoon is a parody of The Sheik, a 1921 Paramount film.
70 Going to Blazes April 10, 1933[11]
71 Beau Best May 22, 1933[11]
72 Ham and Eggs June 19, 1933[11] Exists with a few bad splices at the titles.
73 Confidence July 31, 1933[11] President Franklin D. Roosevelt is caricatured. Oswald is voiced by multiple actors.
74 Five and Dime September 18, 1933[11] Celebrities caricatured in this short include Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy, and Jimmy Durante.
75 The Zoo November 6, 1933[12] Exists with distorted audio.
76 The Merry Old Soul November 27, 1933[12] Among those that appear in the film are the band leader Paul Whiteman, "singer" Roscoe Ates, Mae West, Harold Lloyd, and Zasu Pitts.
77 Parking Space December 18, 1933[12]

1934Edit

# Film Released Notes
78 Chicken Reel January 1, 1934[13]
79 The Candy House January 15, 1934[13]
80 The County Fair February 5, 1934[13]
81 The Toy Shoppe February 19, 1934[13] In 1984, Fred Ladd and Entercolor Technologies Corp. colorized this cartoon as a test for Universal. The studio rejected this and all future plans for colorizing black and white Lantz cartoons.[14]
82 Kings Up March 12, 1934[13]
83 Wolf! Wolf! April 2, 1934[13]
84 The Ginger Bread Boy April 16, 1934[13] The story within the cartoon is based on "The Gingerbread Man," a fairy tale published in 1875.
85 Goldielocks and the Three Bears May 14, 1934[13]
86 Annie Moved Away May 28, 1934[13]
87 Wax Works June 15, 1934[13]
88 William Tell July 9, 1934[13]
89 Chris Columbus, Jr. July 23, 1934[13]
90 The Dizzy Dwarf August 6, 1934[15]
91 Ye Happy Pilgrims September 3, 1934[15]
92 Sky Larks October 22, 1934[15]
93 Spring in the Park November 12, 1934[15]

1935Edit

# Film Released Notes
94 Robinson Crusoe Isle January 7, 1935[16]
95 The Hillbilly February 1, 1935[16]
96 Two Little Lambs March 11, 1935[16]
97 Do a Good Deed March 25, 1935[16]
98 Elmer the Great Dane April 29, 1935[16] The first appearance of Oswald's first dog, Elmer the Great Dane.
99 Town Hall Follies June 3, 1935[16] The storyline was reworked by Avery ten years later in MGM's Wild and Woolfy (this time set in the Wild West) featuring Droopy.
100 At Your Service July 8, 1935[16]
101 Bronco Buster August 5, 1935[16]
102 Amateur Broadcast August 26, 1935[16]
103 The Quail Hunt October 7, 1935[17] In the public domain.
104 Monkey Wretches November 11, 1935[17] The final appearance of Oswald in his original design. The first appearance of Meany, Miny, and Moe; their popularity led to their development into a series of their own for Universal.
105 Case of the Lost Sheep December 9, 1935[17] The first cartoon to feature the white Oswald, a concept by Manuel Moreno. Despite retaining the name, this later version of Oswald looks like a completely different character.
106 Doctor Oswald December 30, 1935[17] From this point onward, the character is referred to as "Oswald Rabbit" instead of "Oswald the Lucky Rabbit" in the title cards.

1936Edit

# Film Released Notes
107 Soft Ball Game January 27, 1936[18]
108 Alaska Sweepstakes February 17, 1936[18]
109 Slumberland Express March 9, 1936[18]
110 Beauty Shoppe March 30, 1936[18]
111 The Barnyard Five April 20, 1936[18]
112 Fun House May 4, 1936[18]
113 Farming Fools May 25, 1936[18]
114 Battle Royal June 22, 1936[18]
115 Music Hath Charms September 7, 1936[19]
116 Kiddie Revue September 21, 1936[19]
117 Beach Combers October 5, 1936[19] In the public domain.
118 Night Life of the Bugs October 9, 1936[19] The title parodies that of the 1935 Universal feature film Night Life of the Gods.
119 Puppet Show November 2, 1936[19]
120 The Unpopular Mechanic November 6, 1936[19]
121 Gopher Trouble November 30, 1936[19]

1937Edit

# Film Released Notes
122 Everybody Sing February 22, 1937[19] The first Oswald cartoon to feature the more streamlined, slimmer variation of Manuel Moreno's Oswald.
123 Duck Hunt March 8, 1937[19]
124 The Birthday Party March 29, 1937[19]
125 Trailer Thrills May 3, 1937[19]
126 The Wily Weasel June 7, 1937[19]
127 The Playful Pup July 12, 1937[19]
128 Lovesick October 4, 1937[20]
129 Keeper of the Lions October 18, 1937[20]
130 The Mechanical Handy Man November 8, 1937[20]
131 Football Fever November 15, 1937[20]
132 The Mysterious Jug November 29, 1937[20]
133 The Dumb Cluck December 20, 1937[20]

1938Edit

# Film Released Notes
134 The Lamp Lighter January 10, 1938[21]
135 Man Hunt February 7, 1938[21] Alternate title: The Manhunt.
136 Yokel Boy Makes Good February 21, 1938[21] The first appearance of Snuffy Skunk. The final appearance of The Dumb Cluck.
137 Trade Mice February 28, 1938[21]
138 Feed the Kitty March 14, 1938[21] Alex Lovy's directorial debut.

Other filmsEdit

Film Released Notes
King of Jazz April 19, 1930[22] Feature film produced by Universal Pictures. First color appearance of Oswald, although only as a brief cameo.
Toyland Premiere December 10, 1934[15] Part of the Cartune Classics series. Caricatures include Johnny Weissmuller, Lupe Velez, Shirley Temple, Laurel and Hardy, Frankenstein, Eddie Cantor...in blackface, and Bing Crosby.
Springtime Serenade May 27, 1935[16] Part of the Cartune Classics series. Lyrics by Walter Lantz.
Happy Scouts June 20, 1938[21] Produced by Universal Pictures. The last cartoon with Oswald shot in black and white.
Snuffy's Party August 7, 1939[23] Produced by Universal Pictures. Oswald makes a cameo at the beginning of the cartoon.
The Egg Cracker Suite March 22, 1943[24] Produced by Walter Lantz Productions and Universal Pictures. Part of the Swing Symphony series. This title is a play on The Nutcracker Suite, composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. This was one of the few Oswald cartoons produced in color. Emery Hawkins' first onscreen credit at Walter Lantz Productions, and the only Lantz short directed by Ben Hardaway and Hawkins.
Well Oiled June 30, 1947[25] Woody Woodpecker cartoon. Oswald makes a cameo.
The Woody Woodpecker Polka October 29, 1951[26] Woody Woodpecker cartoon.
Team Play 1952 Commercial for Auto-Lite.

PrintEdit

Comic series
Series Publisher Start date End date Notes
Oswald the Rabbit National Allied Publications February 1935 January 1936 Appeared in New Fun and More Fun
New Funnies Dell Comics 1942 1962
Other books
Series Publisher Released
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit: A Story Drawing & Song Book for Happy-Go-Lucky Children Universal Music 1930
Woody Woodpecker's Peck of Trouble Western Publishing Company 1951
Oswald the Rabbit Coloring Book The Saalfield Publishing Company 1962
Woody Woodpecker and Friends: Punch Out Dolls 1963
Woody Woodpecker's Coloring Party The Saalfield Publishing Company 1964
Oswald the Rabbit Coloring Book The Saalfield Publishing Company 1968
Funorama with Woody Woodpecker and His Friends: A Punch Out and Color Album 1972
Woody's First Dictionary Grosset & Dunlap 1988

RecordsEdit

Series Label Released
Woody Woodpecker's Family Album Decca Records 1957
MCA Records 1978
Woody Woodpecker Presents Star-Bright 1957
Woody Woodpecker And His Friends Cricket Records 1959


Video gamesEdit

Video Game Released Notes
Férias Frustradas do Pica-Pau 1995 Woody Woodpecker video game.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 "Universal Short Subjects" - Motion Picture News (1929)
  2. "Universal Short Subjects" - Motion Picture News (1929)
  3. "Universal Short Subjects" - Harrison's Reports (1929)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 "Universal Short Subjects" - Motion Picture News (1930)
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 "Universal Short Subjects" - Motion Picture Herald (1931)
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Universal Short Subjects" - Motion Picture News (1930)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 "Universal Short Subjects" - Motion Picture Herald (1931)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9 "Universal Short Subjects" - Motion Picture Herald (1931)
  9. 9.00 9.01 9.02 9.03 9.04 9.05 9.06 9.07 9.08 9.09 9.10 "Universal Short Subjects" - Motion Picture Herald (1932)
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 "Universal Short Subjects" - Motion Picture Herald (1932)
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 "Universal Short Subjects" - Motion Picture Herald (1933)
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 "Universal Short Subjects" - Motion Picture Herald (1933)
  13. 13.00 13.01 13.02 13.03 13.04 13.05 13.06 13.07 13.08 13.09 13.10 13.11 "Universal Short Subjects" - Motion Picture Herald (1934)
  14. "The Walter Lantz Cartune Encyclopedia: Miscellaneous Cartunes" - goldenagecartoons.com
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 "Universal Short Subjects" - Motion Picture Herald (1934)
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6 16.7 16.8 16.9 "Universal Short Subjects" - Motion Picture Herald (1935)
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 "Universal Short Subjects" - Motion Picture Herald (1935)
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 18.6 18.7 "Universal Short Subjects" - Motion Picture Herald (1936)
  19. 19.00 19.01 19.02 19.03 19.04 19.05 19.06 19.07 19.08 19.09 19.10 19.11 19.12 "Universal Short Subjects" - Motion Picture Herald (1937)
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 "Universal Short Subjects" - Motion Picture Herald (1937)
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 "Universal Short Subjects" - Motion Picture Herald (1938)
  22. "Whiteman Film Due Tomorrow." Los Angeles Times April 18, 1930: A9. Print.
  23. "Universal Short Subjects" - Motion Picture Herald (1939)
  24. "Universal Short Subjects" - BoxOffice Magazine (1943)
  25. "Universal Short Subjects" - BoxOffice Magazine (1947)
  26. "Universal Short Subjects" - BoxOffice Magazine (1951)
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