The first ever animated Disney character is set to be a star again as one of his films has been rediscovered 87 years after it was made.
Sleigh Bells, a six-minute animation, was found by a researcher browsing the online database of the British Film Institute's archive.
The "exciting discovery" is thought to be the sole surviving print for the 1928 film, according to the BFI.
"A number of other (Oswald) films do survive but Sleigh Bells has been, until now, a lost film, unseen since its original release," the BFI said.
Walt Disney Animation Studios used the print to make a new master print and digital copies of Sleigh Bells.
A fully restored version will be shown next month in London as part of a Christmas programme including other Disney shorts from the 1930s to the present day.
Walt Disney and his long-time collaborator Ub Iwerks first drew the animations for Oswald in 1927 for Universal Studios.