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Walt Disney's 'lost' short, 'Hungry Hobos,' to screen at UCLA

June 06, 2013
  • A scene from the 1928 Walt Disney short, "Hungry Hobos."
A scene from the 1928 Walt Disney short, "Hungry… (Walt Disney Animation…)

"Hungry Hobos," a 1928 Walt Disney animated short film that was considered lost for decades, will screen Saturday at UCLA as part of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's 24th annual Silent Film Event.

The short, which predates Mickey Mouse and stars the character Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, is one of the earliest Disney cartoons.

Staff at the Huntley Film Archives, a stock footage company in England, found a 16-mm print of the movie in a vault there in 2011, surprising many in the animation community who assumed it had been destroyed like so many silent-era films.

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-- Rebecca Keegan, Los Angeles Times

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