Friday, June 30, 2017

Walt Disney’s early sketches of Mickey Mouse, ca. 1928

The mouse has made it a long way from just one pair of pants and an old boat to having his own theme park.

(Image: Walt Disney Family Foundation)

November 17th, 1928 a mouse was born who would become famous all around the world. Most of us grew up with this most well-known mouse, but indeed he was actually born in our grandparent’s lifetime. Mickey Mouse, one of Walt Disney’s earliest and yet most well-known creations has become a globally recognized symbol of children’s cartoons.

Some statistics suggest that Mickey is more widely recognized than even Santa Claus and is a frequent choice for presidential election write-ins. Ever since Steamboat Willie premiered on television, Mickey has been an unstoppable and timeless success.

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