Lost Disney Film Discovered 70 Years Later

Lost Disney Film Discovered 70 Years Later

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Seventy years ago, teenager Yasushi Watanabe purchased what he thought was an obscure 16mm cartoon for only $4.40. Here’s where the story of the lost Disney film begins—it wasn’t what he thought. Instead, it was a rare film of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Mickey Mouse’s obscure and historic predecessor.   Gif Via Tvtropes.org   Watanabe, who grew up to become an anime historian, realized the film’s true contents while reading Disney-employed artist David Bossert‘s Oswald the Lucky Rabbit: The Search for the Lost Disney Cartoons. (Even more shockingly, you just realized ‘anime historian’ is a real job.) Though the film bore the label ‘Mickey Manga Speedy,’ …

Scramble Begins for Book and Films Rights for Thai Cave Rescue

Scramble Begins for Book and Films Rights for Thai Cave Rescue

They were trapped. There was no way out. Floodwaters were rising. Both air and time was running low. Then, against all hope, divers emerged from the churning water, guiding them to safety. Almost everyone made it out alive, and the one man died, did so a hero.   And now it’s time for the book deal.   The dramatic stranding and rescue of a group of young boys and their soccer coach in a flooded cave in Thailand enthralled audiences around the world. The race has started for the rights to tell their story, both on the page and screen.   Desperate people trapped in dangerous …

Salvador Dali’s Mustache Is Still Intact

Salvador Dali’s Mustache Is Still Intact

Salvador Dali has kept his most iconic image ‘stached away. His sprung mustache is said to still be in place on his corpse, according to embalmer Narcís Bardalet.   There have been so many quotes about the magnificent facial hair, giving it its own cult following, separate from the famous surrealist. One that sticks out right now is “To Gala who is the guardian angel of my mustache also.” This quote comes directly from Dali. He wrote an entire book about his stache that is chock-full of fantastic quotes. Here are some other great ones: Image courtesy of Art Blart   …