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    Re: Hidden Oswald at Disneyland

    <------Just check some of the avatars in this thread.

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    Re: Hidden Oswald at Disneyland

    Quote Originally Posted by Malcon10t
    No, he was stolen. Oswald was Walt's creation. It was stoleen from him when he was fired and told his creation would no longer would be his.
    Oswald was Walt's creation, but Walt never really "owned" him--much in the same way that if you come up with a new idea for your employer, your employer owns that idea, not you, and can use it or sell it however it sees fit.

    By producing the Oswald cartoons and sending them to Charles Mintz to distribute through Universal, Walt gave up control of the character--and sadly, many of his animators. It was in the fine print of his contract with Mintz. Underhanded? Probably, but a contract is a contract.

    Questions to ponder:

    If Walt had retained the rights to Oswald, would the character ever have been as big as Mickey Mouse? Would Mickey Mouse ever have been created at all?

    Without the phenomenal success of Mickey Mouse, would Disney ever have been able to bankroll that success into his other animated shorts, feature films, theme parks and what would eventually become the Disney empire?

    Charles Mintz may have screwed Walt over, but in a strange way we owe him a debt of gratitude for stealing Oswald away.

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    Re: Hidden Oswald at Disneyland

    When exactly did Oswald come home?? When did this happen?

    News to me, and its pretty cool.

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    Re: Hidden Oswald at Disneyland

    Quote Originally Posted by speederscout
    When exactly did Oswald come home?? When did this happen?

    News to me, and its pretty cool.
    http://www.micechat.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19771

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    Re: Hidden Oswald at Disneyland

    Quote Originally Posted by disneytim
    Oswald was Walt's creation, but Walt never really "owned" him--much in the same way that if you come up with a new idea for your employer, your employer owns that idea, not you, and can use it or sell it however it sees fit.

    By producing the Oswald cartoons and sending them to Charles Mintz to distribute through Universal, Walt gave up control of the character--and sadly, many of his animators. It was in the fine print of his contract with Mintz. Underhanded? Probably, but a contract is a contract.
    It's true that Mintz owned Oswald, even though Oswald was Walts and Ub Iwerks creation, but the animators were Walt's employees and not under contract to Mintz. Mintz sent his brother-in-law, George Winkler, to the Disney studios under the auspices of picking up the completed Oswald films, when in actuality he was luring the animators away from Disney by telling them they were going to lose their jobs when Mintz took off with Oswald. The reality was that Mintz had nothing to market if he took Oswald without a means to recreate the unique animation that the Disney studios had perfected.
    What Mintz did was unethical and he got his in the end, and so did the animators that he took with him!
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    Re: Hidden Oswald at Disneyland

    Isn't there already a hidden Oswald in the Roger Rabbit Mural? I know I've seen a photo of that somewhere...

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    Re: Hidden Oswald at Disneyland

    Quote Originally Posted by tloolgb
    Isn't there already a hidden Oswald in the Roger Rabbit Mural? I know I've seen a photo of that somewhere...
    Dunno about that... I know of only this one at the studio store on the Burbank Disney lot:


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    Re: Hidden Oswald at Disneyland

    pretty cool mural @ the studios if you ask me

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    Re: Hidden Oswald at Disneyland

    omg! i just heard about Oswald! I love Oswald!

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    Re: Hidden Oswald at Disneyland

    Quote Originally Posted by FrumiousBoojum
    Dunno about that... I know of only this one at the studio store on the Burbank Disney lot:




    That might be the one I am thinking of...

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