When Disney offered higher remuneration for the Oswald bunny episodes, Mintz stated that he hires Disney’s team to package, the team can continue the work to get paid if they agree. Mintz owns the character Oswald and believes he has the handle. Disney angrily refused to continue working and returned to California to complete the final Oswald episodes under her contract with Mintz. Disney was disappointed by his associates not cooperating with him, but he insisted on starting over. The Disney Studio relaunched with employees Ub Iwerks, animator and actor focused faithfully Les Clark. One lesson Disney has learned from this incident is to always retain all ownership rights with every character created by its label. 1928 Mickey Mouse Promotional Poster In the spring of 1928, Disney suggested that Ub Iwerks begin building ideas for a new cartoon character. Iwerks tried characters like frogs, dogs, and cats, but Disney wasn’t satisfied. A dairy cow and a horse were drawn, but also rejected. These two animals later became cartoon characters, the Cow Clarabelle and the Horace Horse. Ultimately, Ub Iwerks took the idea from an old 1925 painting by painter Hugh Harman. These are some sketches of a mouse around an image of Walt Disney. They inspired Ub Iwerks to create a new cartoon character named Mickey Mouse.
“We feel that the public, especially children, like small and funny animals. I think, more than that, we have to be indebted to Charlie Chaplin. We want to make something lovely, and they are. I think a little mouse could be a reminder of Chaplin – a little man tries his best for what he can. ”
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