A recent interest of mine has been the 1928-29 season of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon, done directly by Winkler, supervised by George Winkler and ran creatively (initially) by Harman-Ising. I think the ones I've seen are better than much of the Disney Oswalds, using better gags an with more refined animation. Information on them remains pretty scare beyond David Gerstein's well written page on them,
but I imagine information on pieces, particularly with ones thought missing then, are dated. I make this filmography list, with bold ones as definite survivors, and italics as unsure survivors. Would love to know what more exists from what's publicly known!
1928: HIGH UP
survives with British titles crediting Disney for production. It seems to be the first cartoon produced, but released earlier, and thus using the Disney titles. It seems Disney has "adopted" this cartoon as their own because of the title, despite the fact it's definitely not produced by them, and done by Ising and Hamilton, as the copyright correctly says. If an American print surfaced, its likely correct credits would be displayed
Mississippi Mud remains missing, but was released in 8mm kodascope form, which means a print likely lingers out somewhere. Cartoon is about Oswald working on a steamboat when Fanny is kidnapped, so Oswald in Oswald fashion, saves the day. No Credits on the Copyright
Similarly, Panicky Pancakes remains missing but was released in 8mm kodascope form, which means a print likely lingers out somewhere. Cartoon is about Oswald running a Carnival Pancake stand that elephants and mice steal refreshments from. A Film Daily item
notes that "Hamilton and Palmer are now handling the work", not only a unique pair up, but also not what the copyright states (Harman and Clopton). My educated guess is that the credits are taken from either Mississippi Mud or Rocks and Socks, both of which were copyrighted without credits, or perhaps both. Investigation into this is needed Fiery Fireman
survives in 16mm prints of 1930s vintage. About Oswald and a Camel's job as firefighters at an apartment. By Freleng and Rudy. Thanks David Gerstein for the upload
Rocks and Socks remains missing. Cartoon is about Oswald hunting, first a tiger, and then prehistoric monsters (!), which leaves a lot to want to see. No Credits
South Pole Flight remains missing. A Film Daily article reveals it as a parody of then current actions of Commander Bryd's ventures to reach the South Pole. Copyright reveals Oswald goes by airship, which eventually falls, to which Oswald makes another one with animals, by Harman & Clopton
Bull-oney remains missing. A bullfighting cartoon by Lantz & Palmer
A Horse Tale remains missing. A Western cartoon involving a drunken horse ala Mickey in Gallopin' Gaucho, by Hamilton and Lantz Farmyard Follies survives preserved as a (roughly) 3 minute incomplete print at UCLA.
Involves Oswald's antics on the Farm. I have learned the print isn't a fragment, but rather so beat up that much of the cartoon doesn't make sense 1929: Homeless Homer survives preserved from a complete 35mm nitrate print at UCLA, which deteriorated in 1992.
Rudy Ising's last credit as he was fired the month before from showing up a few minutes late on Dec/26th. About Oswald sharing his home with Homer the Cat, only leading to disaster and destruction. Due to a lack of information UCLA would've had, an incorrect end title is on the circulating upload is taken from a Lantz Oswald, where the Winkler Oswalds had a unique end title of Oswald painting THE END on an elephant's rearYanky Clippers
survives from a few 16mm Kodascope prints and cutdowns. About Oswald's work as a barber, reusing some ideas from Alice Loses it. Final silent Oswald, by Lantz and Palmer
Hen Fruit remains missing. First post-synced Oswald (Please note: I'm not sure if any soundtracks on the Winkler Oswalds survive, but a few might)
. About Oswald's experiences running an egg factory, by Freleng. Also the first Oswald credited to an individual animator, which after the next cartoon became the standardSick Cylinders
survives in 16mm from a print Serge Bromberg/Lobster has, and aired on Cartoon Factory. It seems UCLA stores this print, or a similar print
now. Tommy Stathes also maintains a copy of the same variant. About Oswald's misadventures on a car ride with Fanny, eventually resulting in her leaving with Pete. Final short done by two animators; Harman and Clopton Hold 'Em Ozzie!
survives in 16mm form. Football cartoon by Ham Hamilton THE SUICIDE SHEIK
survives in a nearly complete 16mm, at the Wisconsin Historical Society with its soundtrack/url] More investigation needs to go into this one to prove it. Cartoon is about Oswald trying to kill himself after Fanny rejects his marriage, only to save her life when her house goes in flames. By Hugh Harman
survives from a collector's pristine 35mm print. Thanks to David Gerstein, this is one of the surviving Winkler Ozzies you can find online, about Oswald rescuing Fanny in the Alps
The Lumberjack, according to Wikipedia, seems to survive in a silent cutdown. But UCLA's online catalogue (not always reflect of what they have) doesn't say the same story. More research is needed. About Oswald finding gold while working as a lumberjack, while his boss (?) Pete steals it. By Ben Clopton
The Fishing Fool remains missing. It's about Oswald's misadventures during a fishing trip. By Ham Hamilton
Stage Stunts remains missing. About Oswald giving a performance at a theater with farm animals. By Walt Lantz
Stripes and Stars remains missing. Similar to Ozzie of the Mounted, it's about Oswald's attempts to arrest Pete after he murders all (!) the other officers. One wonders if this considered a remake of Ozzie of the Mounted, which follows a similar plot. Walt Lantz's final Oswald, who took over production of the Oswalds from after this seasonThe Wicked West
was possibly reissued by Lantz in 1931, which would mean Universal might have a copy of this short. It would be nice to figure this one out. Western cartoon by Friz Freleng
Ice Man's Luck remains missing. About Oswald's unfortunate day as a deliver of ice for Ice Boxes, directed by Ham Hamilton, his final OswaldNuts and Jolts
survives in 16mm form. Hugh Harman's final Oswald, and from descriptions seems to be him trying to make a better version of Sick Cylinders, with Oswald buying a used car from Pete and going on a ride, which ends as a disasterJungle Jingles
survives in a 16mm print. Jungle hunting cartoon by Ben CloptonWeary Willies
[url=https://search.library.ucla.edu/discovery/fulldisplay?docid=alma991320573506533&context=L&vid=01UCS_LAL:UCLA&lang=en&search_scope=ArticlesBooksMore&adaptor=Local%20Search%20Engine&tab=Articles_books_more_slot&query=any,contains,Weary%20Willies,AND&mode=advanced&offset=0]survives in a 16mm tinted print at UCLA.
Cartoon is sorta a followup to Hungry Hoboes, with Oswald and Pete still pals, and trying to get food while evading a cop. Thanks again to David Gerstein for the upload. Friz Freleng's final Oswald
Saucy Sausages, the final Winkler Oswald, is still at large as far as I know. Cartoon is about Oswald the Butcher giving an orphan some meat, which leads to the whole orphanage stealing his stuff, similar to Dinner Time. By Ben Clopton
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