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MICKEY MOUSE BIRTHDAY November 18
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Posted on 11/18/2016 6:39:29 AM PST by heterosupremacist

On November 18, we commemorate the birth of that ever lovable mouse that was once a rabbit called Oswald. It was back in 1927 while under contract to Universal Studios that Walt Disney first sketched a floppy eared bunny that later became Mickey Mouse.

Mickey Mouse came to be under the roller coaster events of Oswald’s success and Universal’s disappointing contract negotiations. Disney Bros. Studio took their leave of both the studio and Oswald and set to work creating a character who would go on to lead the company into the future.

From a rabbit named Oswald to a mouse named Mortimer, eventually the squeaky voiced rodent was dubbed Mickey. He flopped in two animated short films without any success. Then on November 18, 1928, Mickey’s star was born. The first animation synchronized to music and sound effects, Steamboat Willie premiered in New York.

Within a year, a Mickey Mouse Club popped up in Salem, Oregon. This particular club offered admission as a fundraiser for the Salvation Army with a donation of either a potato or a small toy and a penny. According to a December 22, 1929, Statesman Journal (Salem, Oregon) article, $12 and three truckloads of potatoes and toys collected by eager new members.

Remember, the stock market crashed just 20 days before Mickey Mouse was born. That a cute little mouse could bring smiles to the faces of children at an uncertain time really isn’t such a surprise.

Generally, new members joined the club by completing an admission form obtained from a local merchant and attending meetings held during matinees at local movie houses. The price of admission often was reduced for good deeds and report cards. By the end of 1930, the Mickey Mouse Clubs had spread across the country.

In 1935, animator Fred Moore gave Mickey a new look that enabled a more fluid movement to the animation.

A makeover in 1935 by animator Fred Moore gave Mickey the look we are familiar with today. The big eyes, white gloves and the pert little nose. More lovable than ever before, he propelled himself even further into the hearts of children everywhere.

His companions Minnie, Donald, Goofy and Pluto joined him along the way, bringing vaudevillian comedy with them.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: disney; happybirthday; hollywood; mickeymouse

1 posted on 11/18/2016 6:39:29 AM PST by heterosupremacist
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To: heterosupremacist

I remember as a kid watching Mickey’s 50th birthday celebration on “The Wonderful World of Disney” on a Sunday night way back when, lol.


2 posted on 11/18/2016 6:43:03 AM PST by OttawaFreeper ("If I had to go to war again, I'd bring lacrosse players" Conn Smythe)
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To: heterosupremacist

Mickey’s a Scorpio. Boy that’ll shatter your faith in astrology!


3 posted on 11/18/2016 6:43:28 AM PST by Buttons12
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To: heterosupremacist
You've come a long way Mickey.


4 posted on 11/18/2016 6:44:01 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Donate monthly and end FReepathons.)
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To: windcliff; onedoug; I Drive Too Fast

Ping


5 posted on 11/18/2016 6:45:55 AM PST by stylecouncilor ("The future ain't what it used to be." Yogi Berra)
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To: heterosupremacist
Started out as a floppy eared bunny. So did Groenings Simpsons.

Coincidence?

6 posted on 11/18/2016 6:47:08 AM PST by rawcatslyentist (And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed,)
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To: heterosupremacist

Don’t forget Mickey Rat!


7 posted on 11/18/2016 6:49:44 AM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: heterosupremacist

Disneyland...still a wonderful place for families, friends, the young and the young at heart.


8 posted on 11/18/2016 6:50:52 AM PST by cloudmountain
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To: heterosupremacist

Mickey began as Mortimer or suchlike...


9 posted on 11/18/2016 6:55:34 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: heterosupremacist

Mickey was cool until he moved from loony tunes to the loony left.


10 posted on 11/18/2016 7:00:47 AM PST by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx D)
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To: heterosupremacist

Goofy nut, Minnie day.

It’s a small world though, ain’t like it Matterhorn or much.

Still, the Robinson Caruso family wishes you high hopes, with apple pie in the sky and that all your fairy tales come true, it should happen to you...because we are all young at heart.

And that when you wish upon a star, it makes no difference who you are, anything your heart desires, will come to you.

And always remember: Giving Up is for Rookies.

So, Don’t just fly, soar and Happy Birthday.


11 posted on 11/18/2016 7:00:52 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway - "Enjoy Yourself" ala Louis Prima)
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To: heterosupremacist

Oh, no! Mickey is the progeny of the family that killed Kennedy!

And it is unnatural to try to breed mice from rabbits, but a rodent is a rodent!


12 posted on 11/18/2016 7:06:25 AM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Support a Convention of the States!)
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