Universal kept making films with Oswald through to the 1940s, but these eventually dried up. A comic book starring the rabbit survived for a few more years, albeit with a radically redesigned Oswald.
In 2006 Disney managed to buy the rights to Oswald. Since then he has starred in archive collections, cartoons, video games and even made appearances in the theme parks.
Sleigh Bells will be shown as part of a collection of Disney Christmas shorts on 12th December. Watch a clip at the BBC.