Poor Papa (Partially Lost Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Animated Short; 1927)


Poor Papa (1927)
Poor Papa poster.
Poor Papa poster.
Status Partially Lost

Poor Papa is the first Oswald The Lucky Rabbit short, created in 1927 by Walt Disney. In the short, Oswald gets a visit from a stork who continues to drop babies into his chimney at a rapid pace.

Surviving Copies

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 be permanently gone. Though some sources claim, it will be released as a bonus feature on a Blu-Ray release of Pinocchio coming in January 31, 2017.

Update 12/14/16

Dycaite recalled seeing a bootleg of it after a little bit YoshiKiller2S found it on Youtube, User Notelu then remastered the tape; it is thought to be half of the short.

Notelu's edit
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Surviving Stills

Comments


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Anonymous user #1

1 months ago
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This needs to be updated. Disney's just announced that this short will be a bonus feature in the upcoming Blu-Ray release of Pinocchio. Can't wait to see it!
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Anonymous user #2

1 months ago
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I think I have this on our 100 cartoons DVD when I was 9 in 2013.
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Sf95

1 months ago
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I guess they decided to release it for its 90th anniversary
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Anonymous user #3

23 days ago
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It's probably unlikely that this short will make to Blu-ray
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Yoshikiller2S

8 days ago
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Read the whole thing http://www.b...ws/?id=20274
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