Poor Papa (found "Oswald the Lucky Rabbit" animated short; 1927)


Poor Papa (1927)
Poor Papa poster.
Poor Papa poster.
Status Found
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.

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 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



Surviving Stills

pics taken off tv from the Pinocchio Blu Ray

Comments


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Anonymous user #1

7 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 #4

5 months ago
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Yeah the box says its on there. No clue if its a complete version or one of the prior mentioned copies yet
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SilverTheGamer

5 months ago
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Wow, great. Hold on, there's a Blu-Ray remaster?
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Anonymous user #2

7 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

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

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

6 months ago
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Read the whole thing http://www.b...ws/?id=20274
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JonM313

5 months ago
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Today is the day it is meant to be released on Blu-ray.
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Davidporkchop

5 months ago
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I bought the blu ray and seen it. It clocks in at 5:17 from beginning of the intro until the end of the "The End" bumper. Its funny and quite glorious art to see from the early Disney era. I took a few shots and will post. Don't have means to rip nor do i want to incur the wrath of the mouse. But consider this one found! Thanks Pinocchio!
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JonM313

5 months ago
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Did anyone upload the short from Blu-ray to YouTube?
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Yoshikiller2S

5 months ago
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Not yet
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JonM313

5 months ago
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I'd love to see the full shorts, but I don't have a Blu-ray player. Also for those who don't have a Blu-ray player, they can't see the short unless someone uploads it somewhere
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William8456

1 months ago
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well im a f@$#ing idiot. well I do have the link to play bio force ape http://www.n...com/nes/3294
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Anonymous user #5

1 months ago
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Why did you bring that up here? That's the second time today I saw somebody comment about a completely unrelated piece of lost media without a page on a page.
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