Africa Before Dark

Africa Before Dark
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit series
Directed by Walt Disney
Ub Iwerks
Produced by Walt Disney
Story by Walt Disney
Ub Iwerks
Animation by Ub Iwerks
Studio The Walt Disney Studio
Distributed by Universal Pictures Corporation
Release date(s) 1928
Color process Black and white
Running time 6 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Africa Before Dark is an American animated short film featuring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. It was directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, and released in 1928 by The Walt Disney Studio. The film was thought to be lost before a fragment was discovered in 2009 and later a full copy was found at the Austrian Film Museum in Vienna.[1] The film was restored by Walt Disney Animation Studios and shown at a screening on June 13, 2015, with live orchestration provided by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.[1][2][3][4]


  1. 1 2 "The Birth of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit". Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Retrieved November 29, 2015.
  2. "Poor Papa': Long-lost Disney cartoon gets new life thanks to the LA Chamber Orchestra". KPCC. Retrieved November 29, 2015.
  3. "'Mickey and Oswald Take Center Stage For a Magically Orchestrated Evening". Disney Insider. Retrieved November 29, 2015.
  4. "LACO @ the movies". UCLA Film & Television Archive. Retrieved November 29, 2015.

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