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January 9

January 9, 1928 – The Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Short Film Harem Scarem is Released to Theaters

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On January 9, 1928, the Oswald the Lucky Rabbit short film Harem Scarem premiered in theaters. The short was animated by Hugh Harman and Rollin Hamilton. Since its release, it has since become classified as a lost film; in 2012, however, several drawings from the short were found to exist, and were compiled by the Disney Archives to create a special 90-second short film to honor the character’s 85th birthday, and was screened for D23 members at a private event.

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December 27

December 27, 1926 – The Alice Comedy Alice the Lumber Jack is Released to Theaters

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On December 27, 1926, the Alice Comedy Alice the Lumber Jack premiered in theaters. It was the 40th Alice Comedy released, and the 24th to star second Alice actress Margie Gay. It has since been classified as a lost film, along with many of the other latter Alice Comedies.

December 26

December 26, 1927 – The Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Short Film Rickety Gin is Released to Theaters

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On December 26, 1927, the Oswald the Lucky Rabbit short film Rickety Gin premiered in theaters. It was the tenth Oswald short film to be released, and was animated by Ub Iwerks and Friz Freleng. The short has since been classified as a lost film.

September 20

September 20, 1926 – The Alice Comedy Alice’s Monkey Business is Released to Theaters

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On September 20, 1926, the Alice Comedy Alice’s Monkey Business premiered in theaters. It was the 33rd Alice Comedy released, and the 17th to feature Margie Gay as Alice. The short has since been considered a lost film.

September 6

September 6, 1926 – The Alice Comedy Alice Charms the Fish is Released to Theaters

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On September 6, 1926, the Alice Comedy Alice Charms the Fish premiered in theaters. It was the 32nd Alice Comedy released, and the 16th starring Margie Gay as Alice. The film has since become known as a lost film, and is one of the earliest releases to be classified as such.

August 20

August 20, 1928 – The Last Disney Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Short Film Hot Dog Premiered in Theaters

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On August 20, 1928, the final Disney created Oswald the Lucky Rabbit short film, Hot Dog, was released to theaters. The short film marked the end of the working relationship between Charles Mintz and Walt Disney, with Disney losing the character to Mintz after refusing to resign with a 20% cut in profits; this would ultimately lead to the creation of Mickey Mouse. The film has since become a lost cartoon, with only the title card and a storyboard page surviving.

May 16

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May 16, 1927 – The Alice Comedy Alice’s Three Bad Eggs is Released to Theaters

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On May 26, 1927, the Alice Comedy Alice’s Three Bad Eggs premiered in theaters. It was the 50th Alice Comedy produced, and the third starring fourth and final actress Lois Hardwick as Alice. It has subsequently been labeled a lost cartoon.

May 2

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May 2, 1927 – The Alice Comedy Alice’s Knaughty Knight is Released to Theaters

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On May 2, 1927, the Alice Comedy Alice’s Knaughty Knight premiered in theaters. It was the second Alice Comedy to feature the fourth and final actress to play Alice, Lois Hardwick, and was the 49th Alice Comedy produced. It has since been classified as a lost cartoon. The short features Julius donning a suit of armor made out of junk in order to win back his paramour.

April 16

April 16, 1928 – The Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Short Film Ride ‘em Plowboy is Released to Theaters

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On April 16, 1928, the Oswald the Lucky Rabbit short film Ride ‘em Plowboy premiered in theaters. It was the 18th Oswald short film released, and has since been considered a lost film. The only remnant of the film that survives to this day is a storyboard page depicting Oswald tilling a field, using a cow as a plane, and a rooster in a musical hen house.

March 21

March 21, 1927 – The Alice Comedy Alice in the Alps is Released to Theaters

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On March 21, 1927, the Alice Comedy Alice in the Alps was released to theaters. The short film was the 46th film released in this title, and the 30th Alice Comedy starring Margie Gay as Alice. The short has since become a lost film. The short has Alice traversing the Swiss Alps with Julius, ice skating and mountain-climbing.