Disney film lost for 70 years resurfaces in Japan

(CNN)A 1928 Disney animation, which predates the creation of Mickey Mouse, has been unearthed in Japan, according to Japanese media.

The Asahi Shimbun reports that the cartoon short, entitled “Neck n’ Neck,” was part of the collection of an anime history researcher, Yasushi Watanabe, who bought it in Osaka while still a high school student some 70 years ago.
At the time the film, which had been given the Japanese title “Mickey Manga Spide,” or Mickey cartoon speedy, cost ¥500 ($4.40 at current exchange rates).

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