Oswald the Lucky Rabbit series
Directed by Walter Lantz
Bill Nolan
Produced by Walter Lantz
Music by James Dietrich
Animation by Clyde Geronimi
Manuel Moreno
Ray Abrams
Fred Avery
Lester Kline
Pinto Colvig
Studio Walter Lantz Productions
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s) December 29, 1930
Color process Black and white
Running time 5:50
Language English
Preceded by Alaska
Followed by China

Mars is a 1930 short animated film. It is one of many short films in the Oswald the Lucky Rabbit series.


Oswald and a big badger are sitting on a bench in a park. Momentarily a pretty female teddy bear walks around and sings the song A Bench in the Park (this song was used earlier in King of Jazz).[1] When she drops a handkerchief, Oswald and the badger rush to pick it up. Upon picking, they pulled the handkerchief until it is rip apart. When the teddy bear passes by again, Oswald snags part of the badger's clothing onto a nail on the bench. The badger rushes again and ends up wearing just his undergarments. Oswald then approaches the teddy bear as the other guy runs away in embarrassment. But before he could spend a long time with her, the badger returns in a wine barrel before kicking Oswald in the rear. The kick is so strong that Oswald is sent into space.

Following a long trip after being booted, Oswald finds himself landing on the planet Mars. He encounters a lot of bizarre animals before meeting their king. When the Martian king asks for his identity, Oswald introduces himself by singing his theme song. The king likes his song, and so do the bizarre animals. After everybody parties around for several moments, a giant spider-like creature comes to the scene. All the other animals runaway, including Oswald. Oswald continues to run until reaches an edge. Without any other place to go, the rabbit is forced to jump. Oswald falls and finds himself moving in space again. On the way, he finds a meteoroid which he rides on.

Back on Earth, the badger and the teddy bear are recently married as they walk around in their wedding outfits. The teddy bear, however, does not seem to enjoy her new found relationship. Suddenly, Oswald's meteroid drops by, striking and knocking the badger unconscious. The teddy bear appears to be overjoyed by the sight, and goes on to date Oswald.


  1. "The Walter Lantz Cartune Encyclopedia: 1930". The Walter Lantz Cartune Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2011-04-24. 

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