Ted Osborne

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Ted Osborne
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Osborne at Disney Studio in the 1930s.
BornTheodore H. Osborne
(1900-02-06)February 6, 1900
Oklahoma, United States
DiedMarch 12, 1968(1968-03-12) (aged 68)
San Mateo County, California, United States
Pseudonym(s)Ted Osborne

Theodore H. "Ted" Osborne (February 6, 1900[1] or 1901[2] – March 12, 1968) was an American writer of comics, radio shows and animated films, remembered for his contributions to the creation and refinement, during the 1930s, of Walt Disney cartoon characters.


Ted Osborne was born in Oklahoma, he spent a decade (1931–40) at the Walt Disney Studio as a story writer and, between 1932 and 1937, wrote the Mickey Mouse newspaper dailies and Silly Symphonies Sunday comics. These were illustrated by Floyd Gottfredson and Al Taliaferro respectively. With Taliaferro, Osborne has been credited as the co-creator of Huey, Dewey and Louie. Osborne wrote many of the celebrated Mickey Mouse daily strip adventures which were later adapted into the popular Big Little Books of the 1930s and 1940s ("Pirate Submarine", "The Seven Ghosts", "Oscar the Ostrich", "Race For Riches", "Mickey Mouse Runs His Own Newspaper", and several others), he was succeeded by Merrill De Maris and Bill Wright.

Osborne died in San Mateo County, California.


  1. ^ "Person Details for Ted Osborne, "United States Social Security Death Index" — FamilySearch.org". 2016-03-04. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2017-12-18.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. ^ California Death Index for Theodore H. Osborne.

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