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The Mechanical Cow

An Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Cartoon

Release Date : October 3, 1927

Running Time : 6:04


Oswald sets up a milk stand with a robot cow, who gives milk like a gas pump.


Oswald, the Lucky Rabbit


Walt Disney
Ub Iwerks
Rollin "Ham" Hamilton
Hugh Harman
Les Clark
Friz Freleng
Ben Clopton
Norm Blackburn
Paul Smith


United States
Animation Volume 1
Animation : The Beginnings
Disney's Beginnings (1920-1927)


Disney's Oswald the Lucky Rabbit
The Adventures of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit
Disney Treasures : Wave 7 : The Adventures of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit

Technical Specification

Color Type: Black & White
Animation Type: Standard animation
Sound Mix: Silent
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Negative Format: 35mm
Print Format: 35mm
Cinematographic Process: Spherical
Original Language: English

Released by M. J. Winkler Productions


From Jesus Daprice : Overall this short was great, but one just has to wonder. How in the world did a robot cow figure out that Oswald and his girlfriend were in trouble? It's like it had a mind of its own.
From Ryan : This short is definitely a silent classic. Oswald has a robot cow (wonder why he didn't just use a real one) that pours milk like a gas tank. Then we've got his girlfriend skipping down the road (in a similar way to Minnie Mouse). Gangsters come by and kidnap Oswald's girlfriend. As most of you know, gangsters were quite common when this short came out in the Roaring 20's. The gangsters finally get what's coming to them by being gobbled up by a group of sharks as soon as they fall into the ocean.

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