Monday, November 18, 2013

Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse!

Mickey Mouse made his public debut on November 18, 1928. That means he's a whopping 85 years old! He's in great shape; he doesn't look a day over 39. (That's a Jack Benny joke for you youngsters out there!) His debut feature, Steamboat Willie, premiered on this date in 1928, and that is why it is considered his birthday. It was also the first animated feature with synchronized sound, making it famous on two fronts. Mickey and Minnie whistle and then play the tune "Turkey In The Straw" on a variety of animals (I especially like the piglets). It's quite a musical show.

Mickey Mouse is one of the world's most recognizable fictional characters. He is also one of my favorite Disney characters (my all-time favorite is Mickey's dog, Pluto). 
To help celebrate Mickey's birthday, let's watch how it all got started: here's Steamboat Willie starring Mickey, Minnie, and Pete!

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