As Walt Disney's 'Alice' series was wrapping up, Disney's new character, a rabbit named Oswald was just starting to take off. The character became a major hit for Disney's producer Charles Mintz, and when Disney could no longer produce the cartoon due to financial cutbacks, Mintz took the character and Disney's staff away from Walt! This 'hostile takeover' of 'Oswald the Lucky Rabbit' led directly to the creation of Mickey Mouse, as Disney needed a new character to animate. Eventually, Universal would take over the Oswald series and created this poster that displays the best images of Oswald ever. There is light fold line wear with slight separation at the crossfolds. These defects do not distract and the poster displays exceptionally well well even without being linen-backed.