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[6 Jul 2016 | No Comment | ]
New Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Merchandise Arrives at Disney California Adventure

A brand new slate of merchandise featuring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit has debuted at Disney California Adventure.
The vintage-style Oswald artwork is featured on T-shirts for kids and adults, a bowling shirt, a backpack, mug, key chain, magnet, open edition pin, and more. Items will be debuting throughout the summer months.
Fans will also find a few items inspired by Ortensia, Oswald’s cat companion who appeared for the first time in the 1927 animated short, ‘The Banker Daughter.’ Ortensia also starred in the Epic Mickey games.
Items featuring Ortensia include tees for women …

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[10 Jan 2014 | Comments Off on New Vinylmation Arriving at Disney Parks Throughout 2014 | ]
New Vinylmation Arriving at Disney Parks Throughout 2014

This year marks the fifth anniversary for Vinylmation figures at the Disney Parks and there are several news series debuting over the next few months.
Leading the Vinylmation charge is a new mystery series inspired by characters from the Indiana Jones film franchise.
These figures launch today – January 10 – at D Street locations in Disneyland and the Walt Disney World Resort, and on the Disney Parks online store.
The series features characters from Raiders of the Lost Ark, and was designed by Thomas Scott the lead Vinylmation artist with Disney Design …

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[17 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
Two New ‘Oswald the Lucky Rabbit’ Timepieces Coming to Disney Parks

If you are a fan of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, then you will love the two new timepieces featuring the character that will be arriving at Disney Parks.
Merchandiser Tina David said:
We have two new watches with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit arriving in early 2013. They join a great assortment of unique timepieces from Disney Parks. One watch is part of the Artist Watch Program, while the other is a new pocket watch inspired by Oswald’s Service Station at Disney California Adventure park. I think it’s great when we can feature characters that guests …

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[6 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
‘Epic Mickey 2’ Demo Now Available On Xbox Live & PSN Network

A mere two weeks from it’s official release date, Disney’s Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two now has a playable demo on Xbox Live and PSN Network.
The demo has players controlling Mickey Mouse as he works through the opening tutorial, and allows gamers to play a few of the early levels in the sequel to the smash hit Epic Mickey. During the demo, players will also meet Oswald the Lucky Rabbit to experience some of the co-op features the full game includes.
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two will …

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[24 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Interactive Releases Oswald Vignette for ‘Epic Mickey 2’

Disney Interactive has released a game-play vignette in anticipation of their upcoming game Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two.
The latest vignette features Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, and allows fans to learn a bit more about Oswald’s backstory and his abilities in-game. Narrated by creator Warren Spector, the short clip will whet would-be players’ appetites for the official launch of the game.
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two will be released November 18 for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii and PC/Mac. A Wii U version is currently in development.

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[14 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
On Oswald the Lucky Rabbit’s Birthday, New Merchandise Previewed and Lost Cartoon Screened

Editor’s Note: We welcome back guest writer Cari Keebaugh for this fun and informative look at Walt Disney’s original mischevious masterpiece, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit!  Take it away, Cari!
Turning the venerable age of 85 hasn’t slowed down Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. It seems only fitting that, during the week of Oswald’s birthday, Disney released information about new Oswald merchandise and a long-lost Oswald cartoon was recovered, restored, and screened.
On September 5, 1927, Oswald debuted in his first cartoon, “Trolly Troubles.” Oswald is essentially Mickey Mouse’s older brother, as Walt Disney …

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[13 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Interactive Studios Releases Opening Cinematic for ‘Epic Mickey 2’

Disney Interactive has released the opening cinematic for their upcoming game Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two.
In this trailer, you are able to see how Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit ended up in their predicament as well as get a little insight into the backstory of the game. The trailer also shows a few of the Disney characters you can expect to see in-game.

Epic Mickey 2 will be released on PC, PS3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo WII on November 18, 2012. To watch the cinematic opening, click …

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[21 Jun 2012 | One Comment | ]
85 Year Old Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Cartoon Unearthed from Disney Archives

While Mickey Mouse’s debut performance in Steamboat Willie is known the world over, before he ever appeared in the short, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit had his own cartoon short – Harem Scarem.
Now, an 85 year old cartoon featuring Oswald has been unearthed from the Disney Archives – the oldest known cartoon created by Walt Disney. Says Disney archives director Becky Cline:
This is a prime example of the kind of thing that we’re digging out of the vaults, going the extra mile to show the fans something new and …

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[16 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Official Trailer for ‘Epic Mickey 2’ Released

If you’re excited for the release of Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, you’re in luck – the official trailer was released today, so it can tide you over until the release of the game this fall.
The sequel to the popular Epic Mickey, the game takes players back to Wasteland where players will be able to play as Mickey Mouse. However, a second character – Oswald the Lucky Rabbit – can now be controlled by another player, leading to a fun co-op mode the previous game did not have. …

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[23 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney Drawing Showcased for the First Time in 40 Years

After being locked away in The Walt Disney Co. archive for 40 years, a 1928 drawing of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit was showcased at an event for Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two.
Oswald, who was co-created by Disney as a predecessor to Mickey Mouse, was lost in a 1920’s contract dispute with Universal Studios. Years went by before Disney regained the character, but it wasn’t until 2010 when Oswald made his triumphant return and appeared in the original Epic Mickey.
Many of Disney’s early cartoons were destroyed over the …