Radio Rhythm
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
Chet Karrberg
Pinto Colvig
Studio Walter Lantz Productions
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s) July 27, 1931
Color process Black and white
Running time 5:56
Language English
Preceded by The Stone Age
Followed by Kentucky Belles

Radio Rhythm is a short animated film featuring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. It is among the vast majority of Oswald cartoons produced by Walter Lantz Productions. It is the 45th Lantz Oswald cartoon and the 97th cartoon in total.


Oswald is a radio personality who runs a radio station. Individuals with musical talents are selected before they perform there. The first performers consists of a rat, a horse, and a ram who sing the song And If You See Our Darling Nellie. Their act is well received by the live spectators.

The next to perform is a porcupine with a cello. But because the porcupine's performance is drab, an animated microphone decides to help out by taking and playing the instrument in a more upbeat fashion. But when he gets back the cello and continues to play poorly, the porcupine gets removed from the picture.

Oswald then turns to a jazz band which performs the song One More Time. The rabbit even plays along as he takes and plays a piano. Some musicians and listeners sing to it.

As Oswald plays another tune on his piano, a male donkey decides to take a female cow for a date. When the couple enter a saloon, the donkey gets hurled out of the place by a bully who wants to take the female cow. The thrown donkey lands on and smashes Oswald's piano. Oswald then declares an end to his station's broadcast.

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