Everyone’s favorite mouse is turning 87 years old today!
Let’s celebrate with some fun Mickey Mouse history and trivia.
-Mickey Mouse was created by Walt Disney himself, and made his first official debut November 18th, 1928 in the one of the first ever sound cartoons, Steamboat Willie. Sound films, or “talkies” were considered to be on the cutting edge of technology, thus Steamboat Willie became the launching pad that skyrocketed Mickey Mouse to stardom.
-Mickey Mouse actually made his first appearance in the silent film, Plane Crazy, filmed in 1928 prior to Steamboat Willie. This animated short film failed to gain recognition during its test screening and was later released as a sound cartoon in 1929.
-In 1942 Mickey brought home an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film for his work in Lend A Paw.
-Appearing in over 130 short films to date, Mickey can also be seen in numerous television shows, a few feature length films such as Fantasia, and even comic strips.
-By 1978 Mickey Mouse had risen to such fame that he became the first cartoon character to have a star added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
-Mickey Mouse is the official mascot of the Walt Disney Company, and he remains such an iconic symbol for family and fun that millions travel every year to meet Mickey Mouse and all of his friends at the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts.
Here are just a few of our favorite Mickey sightings:
Steamboat Willie (1928)
Lend A Paw (1941)
The Mickey Mouse Club (1955-1996)
Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983)
Disney’s House of Mouse (2001-2003)
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (2006-Present)
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