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November 28, 2011 – The Lost Oswald Short Film Hungry Hobos is Found in the UK

An image from a lost 1928 Walt Disney short, HUNGRY HOBOS. Photo Credit: Walt Disney Animation Studios.

“When we checked this film we couldn’t quite believe our eyes. For an archive, finding a lost masterpiece is incredible – you just don’t think it will happen to you.” – Amanda Huntley, HuntleyFilm Archives

On November 28, 2011, it was announced that a copy of the lost Oswald the Lucky Rabbit short film Hungry Hobos was found in the Huntley Film Archives, an independent film archive. The film, originally released in 1928, is the last remaining copy of the short in existence. It was also announced that the film would be auctioned in Los Angeles in December, with the proceeds to further the restoration of films in the archive. The Walt Disney Company, aware of the discovery, won the short at the auction for a sum of $31,250. After a year-long restoration, the film was debuted at the 39th Annual Telluride Film Festival in Telluride, Colorado.

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