Dear Mickey- we all wish you a very very happy 85th birthday from the bottom of our heart. Please be with us for more and more such years.
Love cartoon? Then you must love Mickey Mouse. The eternal creation of Walt Disney is having its 85th birthday today. On November 18, 1928 Walt Disney introduced this universally loved entertainer in a short cartoon called ‘Steamboat Willie“. With its huge black ears, black shorts with two golden buttons and extra large size shoes- Mickey has managed to capture millions of hearts throughout the world.
135 short films, some medium-length films (including A Christmas Carol and The Prince & The Pauper released during Christmas) and a few appearances here & there (as in The Little Mermaid)- all these just have been adding to the history made by this magical mouse. There were comic books, films, strips and television programs for children as well. And, it’s needless to mention that Mickey has been the symbol of how many things and how many products have been made in its image!
The return on the screen was even greater with the short film called Mickey Mouse and its third episode “Croissant De Triomphe” won the Emmy in 2013. Really, words are not enough to wish a eventful birthday to this iconic character!
- Jim Hill: Celebrate Mickey Mouse’s 85th Birthday (huffingtonpost.com)
- Cartoon reviews: Steamboat Willie (alexanderstorey.wordpress.com)