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Lost Disney Rabbit Back After 80 Years

Oswald to appear in Epic Mickey video game
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 23, 2012 1:32 PM CDT
Lost Disney Rabbit Back After 80 Years
An image from a 1928 Oswald the Lucky Rabbit short, "Sky Scrappers," is shown.   (AP Photo/Disney)

(Newser) – For eight decades, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit hasn't been so lucky: The early Disney character has long been relegated to cartoon history. Now, he's finally making a return appearance, starring alongside his world-famous big-eared buddy Mickey in a video game, reports Wired. Disney Epic Mickey: The Power of Two features the two characters working as a team to defend the world of Wasteland, full of lost Disney characters and places.

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Oswald, once a silent character, is even getting a voice for the first time in what designer Warren Spector calls "the first musical comedy game ever." Oswald also popped up several months back in a rediscovered 1928 cartoon found in a British movie archive; Disney bought the film for more than $31,000. Hardly anyone outside the company has seen it yet, but it's due for a public showing this month. (Read more Disney stories.)

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