Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Happy Mickey Mouse Day...


Oddly enough, yesterday was the birthday of the mouse but today is the birthday of The Mouse...
Although Mickey Mouse had made his first appearance on May 15, 1928 in 'Plane Crazy', today is considered his birthday because 'Steamboat Willy', the third produced but first (officially) released Mickey & Minnie toon came out in '28, defining the character(s) we have come to know and love (ok, I don't love Mickey all that much but I LOVE Goofy and Donald).
'Steamboat Willy' is also significant for being the first completely sound synchronized cartoon, revolutionizing the animation world and making Walt Disney a household name.

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