Featured post

My New Disney Corner 新しいディズニーコーナー。

As you may know, a few months ago, my husband and I moved to a new apartment. The apartment we live in now is much bigger than the old one, ...

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse!

Well everybody, today is the 86th birthday of Mickey Mouse, one of the most beloved cartoon characters ever created!

Walt Disney had just lost the rights to Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, which was very upsetting to him. But, more than that, if he wanted to keep his company going, he needed another character. He came up with Mickey Mouse on a train, with his wife. Originally titled Mortimer Mouse, Lillian Disney suggested that Mortimer was a bit too snooty, and Mickey came to be.

Mickey debuted on the 18th of November, 1928, in 'Steamboat Willie', so this date is his birthday. 

Steamboat Willie was the first animation with integrated sound, and in fact was not Mickey's first cartoon. Two other Mickey Mouse cartoons were created before this one, but Walt Disney delayed them when he learned about integrated sound technology. So, these two other cartoons were actually
 released to the public after Steamboat Willie.

So, if you would please join me in wishing Mickey a happy birthday...






No comments:

Post a Comment