Oswald the Lucky Rabbit is one of Disney’s oldest creation, predating even Mickey Mouse himself, and now he’ll be starring in his own cartoon series once more for the Disney+ streaming service. The news comes via writer Christopher Painter’s online resume, which lists an Oswald series to debut in 2020. Later, voice actor Eric Bauza seemed to confirm his own involvement with the series via his Twitter account.
Oswald was created by Ub Iwerks and Walt Disney for Universal Studios in 1927, and the studio retained full rights to the character even after the two left Universal. Universal continued to produce Oswald cartoons sans Disney until 1943, though the Walt Disney Company reacquired the rights to the character in 2006 in a deal that allowed ABC sportscaster Al Michaels to move to Universal-owned NBC for Sunday Night Football. Oswald has since starred in video games, including the Epic Mickey titles, and made his first appearance in a Disney animated production in 85 years in the 2013 short Get a Horse!.