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Disney Book Group Spring/Summer 2017 Catalogue

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Disney Editions Deluxe (Film)
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit
The Search for the Lost Disney Cartoons
By (author): David A. Bossert
9781484780374 Hardcover, Paper over boards English General Trade ART / Techniques / Cartooning Aug 29, 2017
$40.00 CAD
Active 9.38 x 12.38 x 0.88 in 176 pages Disney Editions
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit was created in 1927 by Walt Disney and his team through twenty-six cartoon shorts. Not without fits and starts, the series and its impish title character were an instant hit with audiences. At the end of that initial run, Walt lost the contract to Oswald, which prompted the creation of Mickey Mouse. Over the years, Oswald became a footnote in the Disney story . . . until 2006, when The Walt Disney Company recovered rights to Walt's twenty-six shorts. Behind-the-scenes, a complex and labor-intensive search developed for the physical film footage of some Oswald cartoons deemed "lost to time." For anyone interested in Disney origins, fascinated by early cinema, or entertained by a feisty little rabbit, this engaging and accessible volume delivers an in-depth look at Walt's first major animated success and the journey to reclaim the lost Disney films.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: David A. Bossert is an award-winning artist, filmmaker, and author. He is a thirty-two-year veteran of The Walt Disney Company and is an independent producer and creative director. Dave is considered an authority and expert on Disney animation and history. He coauthored Disney Animated, which was named iPad App of 2013 by Apple and won a prestigious British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award. He is also the author of Remembering Roy E. Disney: Memories and Photos of a Storied Life; An Animator's Gallery: Eric Goldberg Draws the Disney Characters; and Dalí and Disney: Destino-The Story, Artwork, and Friendship Behind the Legendary Film; and The Art of Tennessee Loveless: The Mickey Mouse TEN x TEN x TEN Contemporary Pop Art Series. You can connect with Dave on social media and/or at: www.davidbossert.com.

ABOUT THE ARCHIVAL EDITOR: David Gerstein is a comic book writer/editor and animation historian specializing in the Disney Standard Characters. His published work includes The Floyd Gottfredson Library of Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse series, Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: The Don Rosa Library series, IDW Publishing's Disney Timeless Tales series, and Mickey and the Gang: Classic Stories in Verse. Gerstein has also been a contributing research historian on the deluxe Walt Disney Treasures home video series, working on such titles as More Silly Symphonies, The Chronological Donald Vol. 4, and The Adventures of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.

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  • A thoroughly entertaining history of Disney's forgotten cartoon star of the 1920s. Tracing the character's whereabouts over the last ninety years, author Bossert documents all of the Disney-created Oswald silent-screen comedies, his long-lost exile, and his lucky' rediscovery in recent years and examines the rabbit's pivotal place in Disney history. Important new research-a vital read for those who think they already know the whole Disney studio story. Bravo!—Jerry Beck, animation historian

    Never before has so much unique Oswald the Lucky Rabbit information been collected in one publication and shared with the general public. This book is chock-full of careful research, documentation, and compiled by Bossert and Gerstein-and I highly recommend it both to film history scholars and casual animation fans alike.—Tommy Jos? Stathes, early animation historian

    If you were to ask most Disney fans about the history of Oswald, they would tell you he was created by Walt Disney, lost to Winkler Productions and as a result of that Mickey Mouse was born. The book colors in the lines and fills in details to present a fuller picture and a deeper understanding of this famous (and lucky) rabbit. The book is a well laid-out history of the Oswald series. The initial chapters give a concise overview of Oswald from creation to loss, regaining control, and his new future. The later chapters cover each of the Oswald cartoons during the Disney years. This book is a must for Disney fans.—Chuck Mirarchi, Disney writer and historian, Disunplugged.com, and contributor to Huffingtonpost.com

    We all owe Dave Bossert a tremendous debt for his determined efforts to find and restore the missing films from Oswald's first year. Now, in this richly illustrated volume, Dave shares the details of those films, as well as the adventure of rescuing them from obscurity.—J. B. Kaufman, film historian and coauthor of Walt in Wonderland and Walt Disney?s Silly Symphonies

    Disney history is a huge and intriguing jigsaw puzzle. Every day brings discovery of new pieces; every day gives us a better sense of the whole. For years, many of the Oswald cartoons were considered as permanently lost. Thanks to the efforts of Dave Bossert and David Gerstein most of them have now been rediscovered. The story of their quest and of the cartoons themselves is a fascinating one; this book is a page-tuner and a must have' for Disney historians and animation enthusiasts alike.—Didier Ghez, author of They Drew as They Pleased?The Hidden Art of Disney?s Golden Age and They Drew as They Pleased?The Hidden Art of Disney?s Musical Years

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