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FAIL: How Disney Got Back Oswald November 8, 2017

Posted by Maniac in FAIL, Site Videos.

Welcome back to the highly-anticipated return of FAIL, where we look at Hollywood’s epic business management failures. Today, we’re going to be talking about a FAIL that ended up working out very well for one major company and for an all-new generation.

Before Mickey Mouse was a twinkle in Walt Disney’s eye, Walt created Oswald The Lucky Rabbit for Universal Studios. After Walt decided to leave Universal to start his own company, he was told he could not take Oswald with him, and Walt went on to create Mickey Mouse. Since they both were created by Walt Disney, Oswald The Lucky Rabbit was considered by many Disney historians to be Mickey Mouse’s brother. Sadly, Universal had kept the legal rights to Oswald in one of their vaults for decades, despite the fact they had done nothing with him for nearly a century.

Who would have thought that a contract renewal for famous sportscaster Al Michaels would trigger a series of events to bring Oswald The Lucky Rabbit back to his true owners?


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