Oh What a Knight

Oh, What a Knight is an American animated short film directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, and released in 1928 by Universal Pictures. The film features Oswald the Lucky Rabbit trying to save his girlfriend Ortensia from her strict father, Pete, using unusual fighting skills, including him using his own shadow.

Oh, What a Knight
Directed byWalt Disney
Ub Iwerks
Produced byCharles Mintz
Story byUb Iwerks
Walt Disney
Animation byUb Iwerks
Hugh Harman
Rollin Hamilton
Color processBlack and white
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • May 28, 1928 (1928-05-28)
Running time
6 minutes (one reel)
CountryUnited States

This short cartoon shows Oswald's distinct personality, inspired by Douglas Fairbanks, for his courageous and adventurous attitude.[1]

The cartoon is featured on "The Adventures of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit" DVD and Epic Mickey, a platform video game designed by Warren Spector and developed by Junction Point Studios for the Wii console.


The action takes place in the Middle Ages. Pete is a strict father who keeps his daughter, Ortensia, in isolation within their family castle. Oswald is the potential lover of the girl who is trying to release her. Oswald duels with Pete and then uses an anachronistic bowling ball to take out his men. He makes his escape with the girl, only to be confronted by the final defense of a hostile lion. The two lovers escape the castle using her dress as a parachute and kiss as they make their fall.


  1. "Oswald Comes Home" (DVD). (2007). Walt Disney Treasures: The Adventures of Oswald The Lucky Rabbit (Disc 1). Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc.

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