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February 20, 1928 – The Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Short Film Africa Before Dark is Released

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On February 20, 1928, the Oswald the Lucky Rabbit short film Africa Before Dark was released to theaters. The short, the thirteenth Oswald creation, was originally thought to be a lost film. In 2009, a full 33mm nitrate copy of the film was located in the Austrian Film Museum in Vienna. After being restored by the Walt Disney Animation Studios, was unveiled at a special screening, along with the located short Poor Papa, with score by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra on June 13, 2015.

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