Phantom of the Opera
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Spooks is a 1930 Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon produced by Universal Pictures. Directed by Walter Lantz, it is loosely based on The Phantom of the Opera, parodying the recently reissued 1925 film. It was released on July 14, 1930[1].


On a dark and stormy night, the Phantom came to an opera house, where Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and his friends were performing. He fell in love with Kitty, and promised to make her a great singer, aiding her in her performance. However, his feelings were unreturned, as she loved Oswald. When he kidnapped her and took her into his lair, it was up to Oswald to save the day


  • Director: Walter Lantz
  • Animation: Bill Nolan, Ray Abrams, Manuel Moreno, Clyde Geronimo, and Pinto Colvig
  • Score: James Dietrich

Home Video[]

Spooks can be found on the Woody Woodpecker and Friends Volume 1 DVD boxset.


  • One of the Phantom's accomplices is a cartoon mouse that resembles Mickey Mouse, who shares the same creators as Oswald - Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks.
  • The hippo was portrayed by Pinto Colvig - the voice of Disney's Goofy.