Film distributor Charles Mintz contracts The Walt Disney Studio to create a new series of animation films based on an undeveloped character, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. As the distributor for the cartoons, Mintz owns rights to it. When the series succeeds and Walt asks for a larger budget, Mintz asserts trademark rights and tries to take over The Walt Disney Studios. Walt abandons the character to Mintz.  

Timeline Date:  Monday, January 31, 1927 Timeline Period:  1920-1930 Timeline Display Date:  January 31, 1927