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Trolley Troubles (1927)

Oswald the Rabbit is the conductor on a runaway trolley.

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Walt Disney

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Walt Disney
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Oswald the Rabbit dusts and oils his trolley for another day of work. He chases off the local bunnies, who are playing on it. A big, fat piglet jumps on a bit later; Oswald's method of pig-removal is to punch the porker in the face. Oswald drives up to the water tower, which is full of passengers, not water. He dumps them into his trolley, and they're off. The rabbit's first problem of the day is getting past a haughty cow who refuses to budge from the tracks. A steep hill causes him another headache, while a butt-happy goat gives him trouble at the other end. But the real trouble comes when he loses control of the car as it careens down a hillside. Written by J. Spurlin

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

5 September 1927 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Oswald und die Straßenbahn See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Trolley Troubles (1927) is the first Oswald the Rabbit cartoon released and the second one produced. (The first one produced was Poor Papa (1928).) See more »

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Oswald removes his foot and kisses it for good luck. Every time he kisses it, his stump disappears. See more »

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Featured in The Walt Disney Story (1973) See more »

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Cartoonerville Trolley
28 July 2006 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Disney was still pretty far back in the pack of cartoon producers at this stage of the game, when Felix the Cat and Koko the Clown were still way ahead in the lead. Nor was Disney backwards about borrowing gags: this cartoon opens with Oswald polishing his trolley, which he then places on his rump as a fluffy bunny's tail: a typical Felix trick.

Despite this and some cheating in production -- the last sequence is a repeating series as the trolley goes into a number of black tunnels -- to hold down costs, there are also clear signs that Disney is still ambitious, particularly a well-composed shot from a low Point of View.

The basic situation and many of the gags are borrowed from Fontaine Fox' popular TOONERVILLE TROLLEY strip. It's not an awful variation, it's not a great one.


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