From PJ Lifestyle: Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse!

Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse!

Today marks the birthday of one of the most beloved characters in entertainment history. On November 18, 1928, Mickey Mouse made his debut in the short “Steamboat Willie.” It was the third short Walt Disney had made – the first two, “Plane Crazy” and “The Gallopin’ Gaucho,” failed to land a distributor, though they did see release after the success of “Steamboat Willie.”

Walt Disney initially provided the voice for Mickey in the early shorts, and he continued to voice Mickey until 1946 and again briefly on The Mickey Mouse Club television series. The simplicity of Mickey’s form and his early success in animated shorts made him the company’s icon.

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