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    Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Animation Drawing (Universal/Walter Lantz, c. Early 1930s). After Walt Disney lost the rights to Oswald the Lucky Rabbit in 1928, the popular cartoon series was continued by Charles Mintz (who "stole" several Disney animators in the process), and eventually by Walter Lantz. Over the course of 194 total shorts, he sported several different looks. This is a rare early 1930s original studio animation drawing of Oswald in his second look, where he gained white gloves, shoes, and shorter ears. Walter Lantz went on to produce/direct 142 Oswald shorts. Some of the animators who worked on these early Oswald cartoons include Tex Avery, Ray Abrams, Clyde Geronimi, and Pinto Colvig. This is an outstanding Lantz Oswald animation drawing, with a nice full figure image size of 4". Graphite with yellow pencil highlights. Great note on drawing that reads "INBT -- Finish Very Carefully." Oval mat opening of 9.5", in a glass-front frame measuring 14" x 11". Fine condition.

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