Tuesday, November 18th 2008
Well who’d have thunk it? Mickey Mouse is 80 today! Although you wouldn’t know it to look at his website, today a momentous day for the little guy – the anniversary of Steamboat Willie, first shown on 18 November 1928.
He’d been kicking around for a while it seems. In 1925 Hugh Harman drew some sketches of mice which inspired animator Ub Iwerks and an icon was born. He starred in two silent films prior to Steamboat, but Walt Disney wanted to introduce him to the world with sound (he was originally voiced by Walt) so the first two were delayed.
So three cheers for Mickey! Hip hip…
Posted by Siân on Tuesday 18th of November 2008 at 9:53am