Saturday 7 November 2015

Sleigh Bells

If you were asked to name the most influential artist of the 20th Century, you probably wouldn't think of Walt Disney; but you should. Walt Disney Animation Studios has put more bums on seats than any other art studio. But what an uninspiring start! A researcher at the British Film Institute (BFI) National Archive discovered a 6-minute short Sleigh Bells (1927) featuring the first ever Disney character Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Due to a contractual dispute, Disney abandoned Oswald, and Mickey Mouse was born. Disney Studios has restored the newly found film, which will be screened by the BFI in London on 12 December (CLICK).


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