A lost cartoon staring Walt Disney’s Oswald the Lucky Rabbit has been discovered. Titled Empty Socks, a 25 second reel was believed to be the only footage of the film around. However, an almost complete copy was found in Norway’s National Library in Mo i Rana.
“At the beginning, we didn’t know it was a lost cinematographic treasure,”
Kjetil Kvale Soerenssen Library Archivist
Created in the mid-1920s, Oswald was in a hand full of cartoons [...]
Cinémathèque Française, a French film archive, has discovered a long lost film version of Sherlock Holmes. Plans are underway to restore the film for a 2015 release. Noted future appearances include the San Francisco Silent Film Festival in May and the Cinémathèque Française’s restoration festival in January.
San Francisco Silent Film Festival Board President and Film restorer Robert Byrne has this to say about the 1916 motion [...]