The black and white film, which dates back to 1928, has been missing since the Second World War. It was uncovered in a vault at the Huntley Film Archives in Herefordshire. Amanda Huntley, owner of the Huntley Film Archives, said that the film was discovered by a curious colleague who promptly searched for its name on Google.
They quickly realised the importance of the discovery of the ‘long lost’ classic and posted the news on a specialist web forum to verify the finding. The film features the character Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and his antics, a character who would later be abandoned and redesigned as the Mickey Mouse we know today.