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Rival Romeos

An Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Cartoon

Release Date : March 19, 1928

Running Time : 7:34

Synopsis

Many misadventures as Oswald (as "Stage Door Johnny Oswald") sneaks backstage to pursue a dancing girl.

Characters

Oswald, the Lucky Rabbit
Pete

Credits

Director
Walt Disney
Animation
Ub Iwerks
Camera
Mike Marcus

DVD

United States
Disney's Oswald the Lucky Rabbit
The Adventures of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit
Germany
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

Comments

From David Gerstein at Ramapith : Not only does Rival Romeos prefigure Steamboat Willie - it features some backgrounds later reused in The Barn Dance.

Ub Iwerks' animation of Oswald driving to his date and trying to cut off Pete's car are some of the finest (and funniest!) Oswald scenes I've seen.

Only real problem with the cartoon is that as a silent, its theme of musical serenading seems inappropriately chosen. The gags often would have worked far better with real sound and music.

I'd rate the short 8 of 10. Perhaps the best Disney Oswald I've seen.


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