Disney get’s Oswald back

Part of Walt Disney’s lore is that after creating and losing a character named Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Disney turned around and created Mickey Mouse (and became an empire in itself). Well 79 years later he got his rabbit back.

Disney, Universal swap Al Michaels for rabbit

It turns out the big-eared bunny was one of Walt Disney’s first animated characters, a star in his own right before Mickey Mouse was even a gleam in his creator’s eye. But Disney lost the rabbit after he found out that Universal Studios, now part of NBC Universal, owned the rights to develop the character.

Now Oswald will be returning to Disney, it was announced Thursday. In exchange for the rabbit and other concessions, ABC parent Disney agreed to let Michaels, the longtime voice of Monday Night Football, jump to NBC Universal’s NBC network, where he will remain teamed with partner John Madden.

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1 Comment so far

  1. Stephen Jacobs (unregistered) on February 15th, 2006 @ 11:28 am

    back…after being deleted by a lone-eraser.

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