Skip to comments.MICKEY MOUSE BIRTHDAY – November 18
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 Oswalds success and Universals 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, Mickeys 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 isnt 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.
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.
Mickey’s a Scorpio. Boy that’ll shatter your faith in astrology!
Don’t forget Mickey Rat!
Disneyland...still a wonderful place for families, friends, the young and the young at heart.
Mickey began as Mortimer or suchlike...
Mickey was cool until he moved from loony tunes to the loony left.
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.
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!
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