Earlier we shared that Oswald the Lucky Rabbit was first brought to the screen September 5, 1927 – but he wasn’t the only Disney character to do so on September 5. The loveable Pluto made his onscreen debut just three years later in the 1930 short, “The Chain Gang.”
Interestingly enough, Pluto actually made his silver screen debut in “The Chain Gang” alongside another dog. The two played bloodhounds in the short and were so popular that Pluto was brought back for more, returning as Minnie Mouse’s dog “Rover” in “The Picnic,” and then as Mickey’s pup in “The Moose Hunt” in 1931. In the years that followed, Pluto popularity propelled him to star in 48 shorts of his own.
When it comes to appearances at Disney Parks, Pluto has appeared as a part of the “Fab Five” – along with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy – for decades, appearing in parades, stage shows and greeting guests at our theme parks around the globe.
On this day in Disney history, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit made his on-screen debut in the 1927 short “Trolley Troubles.”
Created by Walt Disney and (now Disney Legend) Ub Iwerks, Oswald was Walt’s first hit animated character, who appeared in 26 shorts and was so popular that Oswald became the first Disney character to inspire a merchandise line. Unfortunately, Oswald was lost to another company in a business deal in 1928. But the loss of Oswald went on to be a blessing in disguise, however, as losing his most successful character yet motivated Walt Disney to create Mickey Mouse, who debuted on screen in late 1928.
The Walt Disney Company regained the rights to Oswald the Lucky Rabbit in 2006, and in the years since, he’s begun greeting guests at Tokyo DisneySea and Disney California Adventure park. He can also be found on merchandise at Disney Parks around the globe.
And in honor of Oswald’s birthday, we’d like to share with you our popular “Learn to Draw” tutorial so you can learn how you can bring this historic character to life yourself! Check it out below.
Want to learn to draw other Disney characters? Check out our full list of tutorials below.
One of my favorite snacks at the Disneyland Resort is a Dole Whip from the Tiki Juice Bar. The popular treat has been served at the Tiki Juice Bar since 1976 when the location was first sponsored by Dole with the Enchanted Tiki Room.
With the summer heat, we wanted to spotlight Tiki Juice Bar Hostess Jenn Pitoniak, who helps serve more than 960,000 Dole Whips each year at the Disneyland Resort! Learn more about Jenn’s role in this “Every Role a Starring Role.”
A wild and once-in-a-lifetime experience is coming to Disneyland park. The Jungle Cruise Sunrise Safari Breakfast will take place on select dates from September 21 to December 2, 2015.
The Disney Wonder’s first call on the French island of Martinique is just around the corner. As part of our return to the Southern Caribbean in January, Disney cruisers will have the chance to experience the “Flower of the Caribbean” on exciting Port Adventures that showcase the island’s natural beauty and cosmopolitan culture of French and Creole influence. If you’re joining us in Fort de France, Martinique, here are some of the excursions your family is sure to enjoy:
Teachers, we know that back-to-school time is a special time for you so here’s something to make it a little more extraordinary. Show your Disney Style this back-to-school season by adding a little magic to your wardrobe!
The sun may be setting at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but the fun will continue into the night.
Any time is a good time to start making holiday plans! The Happiest Place on Earth will get merrier when Holidays at the Disneyland Resort returns November 13 through January 6, 2016. The holiday season will sparkle even brighter this year, as the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration continues to bring even more dazzle to our decked halls.
If your summer vacation has passed you by without a chance to enjoy the great outdoors, fear not! Redwood Creek Challenge Trail in Disney California Adventure park is open year-round to Wilderness Explorers of all ages. I recently camped out in the creek to give you a glimpse of the scenic sites found in this majestic redwood forest. Relax and enjoy!
Now through Sept. 6 you can follow Disney Vacation Club Moms Panelists Kate and Juliette as they go “on assignment” at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows during a special webcast.