Oil's Well
Studio: Walter Lantz Release Date : September 16, 1929 Series: Oswald the Lucky Rabbit
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Oswald takes his sweetie on a canoe ride, then the two drive back to her house. Oswald proposes to her, but a big, bulky dog spots them and takes the girl inside his house. Oswald makes use of a trombone and a duck to serenade his girl and rescue her. The dog pursues the two via stork, and eventually he catches up to Oswald and forces him to dig his own grave. While doing so, he strikes oil, and everybody is happy.


Oswald, the Lucky Rabbit
Ortensia the Cat ("Kitty")
Peg-Leg Pete (I)



Walter "Walt" Lantz
William C. "Bill" Nolan
Tom Palmer


Walter "Walt" Lantz
William C. "Bill" Nolan
Tom Palmer


Bert Fiske


Bert Fiske

Music Sources

Conrad, Con, Sidney D. Mitchell, and Archie Gottler : "Sing a Little Love Song "
Donaldson, Walter and Gus Kahn : "Yes Sir! That’s My Baby "
Armstrong, Harry : "(You're the Flower of My Heart,) Sweet Adeline "
Henderson, Ray, Sam Lewis and Joe Young : "I’m Sitting on Top of the World "


Universal Pictures

Technical Specifications

Production No.: 5032
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Color Type: Black and White
Negative Type: 35mm
Original Country: United States
Original Language: English
Print Type: 35mm

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From Uncle Nunks :

'Oil's Well' Oswald Cartoon – Universal Good Oswald in this sound cartoon sees his gal stolen by villain Bear. Some ingenious animated sketches show how Oswald finally rescue the girl only to be pursued through the air by the Bear. Oswald travels on the back of a goofus bird, which the Bear finally shoots to earth. The villain makes our hero dig his own grave but Oswald strikes oil and they shake hands as partners in the newly found fortune. (Film Daily, 1 September, 1929, p.15)
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