Poor Papa (found "Oswald the Lucky Rabbit" animated short; 1927)
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|Poor Papa poster.|
|Date found||Jan. 31st, 2017|
|Found by||The Walt Disney Company|
Poor Papa is the first Oswald The Lucky Rabbit short, created in 1927 by Walt Disney. In this short, Oswald gets a visit from a stork who continues to drop babies into his chimney at a rapid pace.
There are only three copies known to exist. The first copy was sold in 2001 for a decidedly small fee of $100; the second copy was sold for £170, and the third copy was sold in 2014 for $7,500. None of them have been ripped for the Internet so far, and the cartoon was not aired on television because of it, allegedly, "wasn't high-quality enough".
It seems that the copies may include only 3 minutes of the short (a bit less than half of it), so if this is true, then rest of the short may have been permanently gone.
On January 31, 2017, Poor Papa was released in full as a bonus feature on the Blu-Ray release of the Disney classic film Pinocchio. It clocks in total at 5 mins and 17 seconds. It was reported that it was restored from a scan of a 16mm silent home print in the UK. Also, it has a new music score. Article that has the info about the short's release
dycaite recalled seeing a bootleg of Poor Papa and after a little bit of Searching user YoshiKiller2S found it on Youtube, User Notelu then "remastered" the tape. This bootleg recording is almost the full short.