A very gentle, polite and big-hearted anthropomorphic blue octopus, Oswald is always willing to go out of his way to help his friends. His favorite hobbies are playing the piano and singing. Weenie (voiced by Debi Derryberry) is Oswald’s pet weiner dog. Oswald the Lucky Rabbit (also known as Oswald the Rabbit or Oswald Rabbit) is an animated cartoon character created in 1926 by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks for Universal Pictures. He starred in several animated short films released to theaters from 1927 to 1938. Parents need to know that Oswald encourages, in its own small way, a daring and adventurous spirit in very young children. It’s focused on big-picture lessons — being willing to try new things, perseverance, following instructions — but the teaching is subtle and very much a part of the story. Oswald is an American children’s animated television series that first aired in the United States on August 20, 2001. The show was created by Dan Yaccarino and was a co-production between HIT Entertainment and Nickelodeon. In early cartoons, Oswald was very similar to the early incarnations of Mickey Mouse, that being the mischievous but well-meaning character made popular among cartoons in the 1920s. He was quite energetic, inventive, adventurous and almost always caused trouble, but found his way out through cunning and wit.