Oswald Historian Lauds Debut of Lost Short Hungry Hoboes

Thanks to the discovery of the lost Oswald the Lucky Rabbit short Hungry Hoboes in a private London vault in 2011 and its subsequent digital restoration, fans are finally getting a chance to see the silent animated classic for the first time.

Originally released in 1928, Hungry Hoboes is No. 20 of 26 Oswald shorts created by Walt Disney and famed animator Ub Iwerks….

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One Hundred and One Dalmatians: Did You Know?

By Charles Solomon

January 25 marks the 55th anniversary of the premiere of One Hundred and One Dalmatians. The first animated feature to earn more than $10 million on its initial release, Dalmatians has remained a favorite with audiences, critics, and artists since 1961. Disney Legend/animator Andreas Deja summed up the film’s appeal: “It’s the combination of…

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Five Famed Flicks: Disney Films Released in January

It’s the middle of January, a month named after Janus—the Roman god of beginnings and transitions. It’s a time to reflect on the previous year, and to daydream about the fun yet to come in 2016. These particular 31 days got us to thinking: How has Disney kicked off the new year, cinematically speaking, throughout the decades? Sure enough, some of the most…

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