Oh, What a Knight
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit series
Directed by Walt Disney
Ub Iwerks
Produced by Walt Disney
Story by Ub Iwerks
Walt Disney
Animation by Ub Iwerks
Hugh Harman
Rollin Hamilton
Studio The Walt Disney Studio
Distributed by Celebrity Pictures
Buena Vista Pictures
Release date(s)
Color process Black and white
redrawn colorized (TV)
Running time 6 minutes (one reel)
Country United States
Language English

Oh, What a Knight is an Oswald the Lucky Rabbit an American animated Short film directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, and released in 1928 by The Walt Disney Studio. The film features Oswald trying to save his girlfriend Ortensia from her strict father, Pete, using unusual fighting skills, including him using his own shadow.

This short cartoon shows Oswald distinct personality inspired by Douglas Fairbanks for his courageous and adventurous attitude.[1]

The cartoon is featured on "The Adventures of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit" DVD. In 2010 it was referenced by Epic Mickey, a platform video game designed by Warren Spector and developed by Junction Point Studios for the Wii console.


The action takes place in the Middle Ages. Pete is a strict father who keeps his daughter, Ortensia, in isolation within their family castle. Oswald is the potential lover of the girl who is trying to release her. Oswald duels with Pete and then uses an anachronistic bowling ball to take out his men. He makes his escape with the girl, only to be confronted by the final defense of a hostile lion. The two lovers escape the castle using the dress as a parachute and kiss as they make their fall. The use of the parachute presumably places the events after its first recorded use by Armen Firman in 852.


  1. "Oswald Comes Home" (DVD). (2007). [[wikipedia:Walt Disney Treasures|]]: The Adventures of Oswald The Lucky Rabbit (Disc 1). Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc.

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Category:1920s comedy films Category:1928 films Category:American films Category:Black-and-white films Category:Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoons Category:American silent short films Category:Films directed by Walt Disney Category:Films directed by Ub Iwerks Category:Disney animated short films

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