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Lost Disney Film Showing Mickey Mouse Predecessor Found In Japan

A man in Japan ended up buying a cartoon film decades ago as a high school student, had no idea he was purchasing animation history.

He bought the film for just $4.40 and it’s been revealed as a rare lost cartoon produced by Walt Disney feature a character that led to the creation of Mickey Mouse.

The man realized he had one of the 7 of the 26 short films that were missing featuring Oswald after reading a book about the history of “Oswald the Lucky Rabbit,” the character Disney created in the 1920s. 

It was labeled “Mickey Cartoon Speedy” and featured a dog policeman on a motorbike chasing Oswald and his girlfriend in a car.

The author of the book and Walt Disney Archives did confirm that the reel was indeed one of the missing films, originally titled “Neck ’n’ Neck.”

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