how Disney got Oswald back after 80 years is miraculous and hilarious.
But this isn't about the Disney Oswalds. Let's take a look at the Oswald cartoons made by Walter Lantz and Bill Nolan.
I had no interest at all in seeing the Walter Lantz Oswalds... until I found out that they featured the amazing work of one of the greatest animation pioneers ever: Bill Nolan.
Bill Nolan is one of the hugest unsung heroes and animation -- is often credited with creating the rubber hose style of cartoons.
It was Bill Nolan that helped Otto Mesmer refined Felix the Cat into the bouncy, round, cartoony character that he became in the mid-20s.
Bill Nolan basically helped Otto Mesmer create the classic old-school animation style. You can find more on Bill Nolan here:
and http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Creator/BillNolan and http://cartoonsnap.blogspot.com/2007/10/how-to-draw-cartoons-old-school-way-by.html