Wins Out
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit series
Directed by Walter Lantz
Bill Nolan
Music by James Dietrich
Animation by Manuel Moreno
Ray Abrams
Fred Avery
Lester Kline
Vet Anderson
Studio Walter Lantz Productions
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s) March 14, 1932
Color process Black and white
Running time 7:04
Language English
Preceded by Mechanical Man
Followed by Beau and Arrows

Wins Out is a short animated film by Walter Lantz Productions, featuring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.


Oswald is a baker who bakes for a hippo king. For the majesty's dinner, Oswald bakes a giant pie filled with living crows, a reference to the nursery rhyme Sing a Song of Sixpence. When a little mess from his work gets on his master's face, the hippo king threatens to penalize Oswald. Fortunately for Oswald, the princess, who is a living doll, comes to his defense and begs to give the rabbit a second chance. The hippo king forgives Oswald but warns him that he'd be beheaded if something unpleasant happens to the pie.

Oswald is back at the kitchen, standing next to the pie. While the hippo king's dinner is still hours away, a crow from within the pie calls another crow from out the window. To Oswald's surprise, the outsider crow cuts a hole in the pie, enabling the crows from inside the dish to escape.

As the crows are just outdoors, Oswald attempts to put salt on their tails. One of the crows, however, is clever to replace the salt shaker with one containing pepper. When Oswald sprinkles pepper which has no effect, that crow blows the condiment on the rabbit's face. But as Oswald sneezes, the crows have their feathers blown off, therefore eliminating their ability to fly. The crows still choose to get away on foot. Oswald resorts to shooting arrows. One of Oswald's arrows unintendedly hits a giant serpent. The provoked serpent heads toward the hippo king's castle. Oswald and the crows hide themselves in the pie. The serpent also enters the dish.

The hippo king calls for the pie as it is dinner time. The servants are the ones who carry the dish to him. When Oswald pops out of the pie, the hippo king is quick to give the rabbit to the headsman. But before Oswald could lose a head, the serpent also pops out of the pie. The serpent frightens everybody around, especially the headsman who leaves the castle for good. The serpent catches the doll princess but Oswald is able to rescue her. Oswald and the doll princess continue to keep distance as the long beast pursues them. As the chase goes on in circles, the serpent, without realizing, devours its tail and up to its torso, thus destroying itself.

Following the defeat of the serpent, the hippo king resumes to have the pie, and no longer seeks to penalize Oswald. The crows come out of the dead serpent's mouth (implying they were swallowed sometime earlier) before reentering the pie. As the pie is presented to the hippo king, the crows rise to the surface of the dish, and play musical instruments in the style of an orchestra.

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