Whilst i’m in a slightly fuzzy Disney state of mind I thought that i may as well drop another little cartoon based creation. Whilst snooping around online for our DUCK! piece we came across the fact that Mickey Mouse was created as a replacement for an earlier charactler called Oswald the Lucky Rabbit who has been in some kind of animated character limbo since the late 40’s (although now is apparently having something a resurgence after those crazy kids in Japan took him to heart). Quite why Oswald seems to have been relegated to the scrap pile whilst Mickey seems to enjoy something akin to eternal life i’m not so sure. Either way he certainly doesn’t seem to be the luckiest rabbit in world…
In fact, whilst i’m on the subject – why on earth are rabbit’s feet considered lucky? I’ve just looked online and it would seem the practice is commonplace the world over and has been so since at least 600BC! Apparently they could be considered as some kind of rite of passage for young hunters. It certainly doesn’t seem so lucky for the cute little rabbits though!
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