Sleigh Bells, a six-minute short made in 1928 by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, features the first Disney character, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.
Sleigh Bells has now been restored by Walt Disney Animation Studios and the film will be unveiled at BFI Southbank on Dec 12 as part of the programme It’s A Disney Christmas: Seasonal Shorts.
Sleigh Bells had been assumed lost and unseen since its original release. The print found by a researcher browsing the online catalogue of the BFI National Archive’s holdings. Walt Disney Animation Studios have taken this print and created both a new preservation print and digital copies.
Robin Baker, Head Curator, BFI National Archive, said, “What a joyful treat to discover a long-lost Walt Disney film in the [link