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Neck 'n' Neck is an animated short starring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit released on January 23, 1928.

The short was long thought to have been lost; but in 2018, it was discovered that an anime historian named Yasushi Watanabe had purchased an abridged two-minute version of the short, dubbed Mickey Manga Spide (loosely translated as "Mickey Cartoon Speedy"), 70 years prior—not knowing its significance. Upon reading Oswald the Lucky Rabbit: The Search for the Lost Disney Cartoons, Watanabe contacted the Asashi Shimbun newspaper, which contacted the Walt Disney Archives to confirm the short's existence.[2]

The copy is currently being kept at the Kobe Planet Film Archive in Japan. In addition to Watanabe's copy, another 50-second clip from the film was also uncovered in the Kyoto Toy Film Museum archives.

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Oswald takes Ortensia ("Sadie") out for a ride in his jalopy and soon finds himself in a race with a chasing police car.

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