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Nov 18, 2012 12:00 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
#This Day in Disney History- November 18th, 1928- An icon is born! Mickey Mouse officially debuts as the main character in "Steamboat Willie". This 8-minute black and white film was headed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks as the first synchronized cartoon (pictures synced with sounds). This was actually the third cartoon short Walt and Iwerks had produced with Mickey, but was the first the premiere. Walt even provided the voice of Mickey in these short films. Over night, Mickey became a hit-sensation, taking the hearts of millions worldwide with his laugh, his mischievous attitude and, more importantly, his ability to relate with others. Over the years, Mickey has changed from being in short films, to cartoon strips, to color short films (the Silly Symphonies cartoons), to feature films (Fantasia), to television shows (Mickey Mouse Club), to being part of thousands of merchandise items (Mickey Ear Hats and Mickey Mouse watches to name a few) and being the iconic symbol of the Walt Disney Company. In 1978, Mickey was the first cartoon character to be given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 2005, he was the Grand Marshall of the Tournament of Roses Parade. What turned out to be a little doodle on a train ride home from New York City, while facing failure, turned out to become one of the most recognizable and iconic symbols the world knows today. Please post your favorite Mickey memory (either from the theme parks, to films, to television shows) to see how Mickey has impacted our lives. Happy Birthday Mickey!!!

This is very cool! Mickeys birthday is 2 days before mine! But it's weird coming from you and not duchess for a history post!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - CourtyAstroBlisters  784.0 #236 10:14AM
Love the collage, Happy Birthday MM!! - iamdugsmaster  878.7 #208 12:01AM
Happy Birthday Mickey!! - TheNewTrent  749.0 #254 12:01AM
Happy Birthday, Mickey! - iwantdisney  275.1 #1111 12:03AM
Love it! Happy Birthday to the mouse himself! My favorite and earliest memory is seeing Mickey at Walt Disney World. - mousejedi  310.1 #858 12:03AM
Happy Birthday dear friend! - Cinderella_Schnooks  3370.7 #42 12:13AM
I'll have to give Mickey one huge hug at the parks today. - Jacqueline  580.0 #349 12:23AM
Great collage! Happy Birthday, Mickey! - melissa_ficent  318.6 #809 1:17AM
Happy Birthday Mickey!β€’.β€’ - dumbbunny  627.2 #324 1:38AM
I actually watched Steamboat Willie in the Main Street Cinema a few hours ago without even realizing today was Mickey's birthdayπŸ˜„. That cartoon makes me happy. - ScubaSteve028  835.7 #220 2:38AM
Happy Birthday Mickey! anybody know if they are doing anything special at the parks today? - bangarangbrian  160.6 #2558 2:40AM
Happy birthday Mickey! Thank you for all the amazing memories,looking forward to many more! - MinnieBow11  17.3 #7943 6:19AM
Happy BirthdayΒ°oΒ° - E-Ticket  1466.6 #115 6:20AM
Happy Birthday Mickey! Thanks for the memories of my childhood. - jlipstone  332.0 #735 6:22AM
Happy Birthday Mickey!!! - McQueenGal  268.6 #1179 6:27AM
Oh hooray! I get to celebrate Mickey's birthday at Disneyland! Happy Birthday Mickey! - MoonWillow  381.3 #589 6:42AM
Happy Birthday Mickey :) - waltfan  278.1 #1074 7:02AM
Happy birthday Mr. Mouse! - minigirl1156  771.9 #243 7:22AM
Happy Birthday, Mickey! - misschurro  6361.5 #17 7:24AM
Happy Birthday, Mickey!! - erinten  539.9 #382 7:32AM
Happy Birthday! - KylaShea  632.7 #319 7:33AM
"I only hope that we don't lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a mouse."β€”Walt Disney Happy Birthday Mickey!!!πŸŽ‰ - IBelieveInFairies  707.0 #273 7:44AM
Happy birthday to my old friend Mickey Mouse. Such an American icon. We all love him! - ScooterMike  1963.0 #83 7:53AM
Happy Birthday Mickey!!! - BelieveInMagic  113.2 #3369 7:59AM
Happy Birthday Mickey! - LaPearleNoir  1789.5 #94 8:19AM
Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse! - hatgal76  449.8 #489 8:29AM
Happy Birthday Mickey! - Disneymother  225.3 #1661 8:43AM
and to think that is oswald the rabbit have'nt been taking away from disney originally (patents/legal issues ) walk would not created mickey mouse or his company - stitchohana  218.9 #1744 8:53AM
That would have disrupted the space/time continuum, and we'd all be hanging out at Knotts. Scary thought. - ScooterMike  1963.0 #83 9:03AM
and im glad disney got oswald back . - pikarich  5231.5 #22 9:08AM
Happy 84th birthday Mickey! You don't look a day over 20 πŸ˜‰ - KissDclown  1089.1 #167 8:59AM
Happy birthday Mickey ! .. Scorpios rock ! - AandV  159.0 #2577 9:03AM
Love the history. Happy birthday!!!! - bigpete  277.2 #1083 9:04AM
Happy birthday, Mickey! - MeridaFan  4243.7 #34 9:08AM
@bbmickey was the first mickey cartoon plane crazy but steamboat put mickey on the cimematic map - pikarich  5231.5 #22 9:09AM
My grandma and Mickey were born the same year. But my grandma is a few months older, but don't tell her that! 😜 - NotNKansasAnymor  283.8 #1026 9:12AM
Awesome .. - BeagleBoy12  167.3 #2451 10:02AM
Happy Birthday Mickey!!!! - DisneyNorm  1402.4 #127 10:32AM
I remember going to Disneyland as a kid and singing Happy Birthday to Mickey! - ShannonAzevedo  157.1 #2606 10:43AM
Happy 84th Birthday, Mickey and Minnie Mouse! - LifeyLand  82.1 #3898 10:46AM
I love Mickey and Minnie! Thank you BBM! - IMissDisney  1205.7 #144 11:18AM
Wow, great day, happy birthday little feller! - madsdad  1868.2 #92 11:19AM
What's with the name change? πŸ˜„ - CourtyAstroBlisters  784.0 #236 1:22PM
Ya. What's with that? - SueBayou  2019.0 #78 1:25PM
just one of those days lol! - madsdad  1868.2 #92 1:27PM
Ya you too sue! - CourtyAstroBlisters  784.0 #236 1:31PM
CAB, you of all people know I'm QueenoftheBayou πŸ’¦πŸ’¦πŸ’¦πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - SueBayou  2019.0 #78 1:49PM
Did you get into some nuts? - NickDoubleyew  1083.2 #168 2:09PM
I'm always nuts! - madsdad  1868.2 #92 2:28PM
Your royal court demands to know - NickDoubleyew  1083.2 #168 2:48PM
Happy Birthday pal!! - DisneyFanZoe  1249.3 #135 2:04PM
πŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸŽˆ - iyuzMickey  515.9 #406 3:40PM
Happy Birthday Mickey, enjoy whats left of the next ten minutes of your day! πŸ˜ƒ - NotNKansasAnymor  283.8 #1026 11:50PM
Happy Birthday Mickey. And thanks Walt. - splashphotoCM  885.6 #206 2:15AM
Happy belated birthday Mickey - Tealtownfan  1015.6 #184 6:42AM
Learn something new every day! I love steamboat willie! - jenjen23  171.3 #2385 9:44AM

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