Skip to comments.Mickey Mouse turns 90: Iconic character celebrated in huge new NY exhibition (tr)
Posted on 11/18/2018 7:33:27 AM PST by EdnaMode
The word mouse and juggernaut are not usually used in the same sentence, but there is one that defies diminutive description, and, indeed, is a colossal figure: Mickey Mouse.
And so, it is apt that a new exhibition in New York City celebrating the iconic characters 90th anniversary is large as well: 16,000 square feet and ten rooms. Mickey: The True Original Exhibition has the warmth of nostalgia coupled with fresh artistic takes on a cartoon character that has become one of the most recognized symbols the three black overlapping circles of his head around the world.
The rooms offer parts of Mickeys history mixed with new artwork, and also trace his development from a black-and-white cartoon character in his first film Plane Crazy to the color of his first feature-length film Fantasia. There are also opportunities for visitors to play and engage: listen to music specifically created for a piece of art that has a giant white Mickey seemingly jutting from the wall, watch snippets of classic films, drink in the many iterations and interpretations, including a Keith Haring piece, of the character that spans genres, and stand in the Day-Glo fantasy that is Kenny Scharfs 'Cosmic Cavern.'
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....and he handle that affair between Minnie and Goofy fairly well...
Free Mickey Mouse!
One of the funniest things I saw when stationed at Hahn Air Base, in Germany, involved “Mickey Mouse”.
It was a long weekend, and a couple of buddies and me were just touring around Deutschland.
We found a small, out-of-the-way town, and decided to stop at a Gaesthaus (Guest House, or, Pub) for a couple of beers. After having a couple of brews, I had to visit the “Herren” room (the Men’s room).
It was one of those small, German, bathrooms where you took a leak on a stone/slate wall with constant water running down it.
As I was taking care of business, I looked up on the wall, and there - in plain English - was written, “Mickey Mouse was a Jew”.
That cracked me up, partially because at the time I had no idea that Walt Disney was Jewish...and would have seen no significance in it anyway, I didn’t care one way or the other.
But the scenario of this being a German town, buried in the boonies, and seeing that graffiti in plain English just struck me as hilarious...
Mickey Mouse is clearly gay.
Otherwise he and Minnie would have 139 billion offspring by now.
My idea, Disney will be very very pleased to have more gay characters to satisfy the ever growing gay population that experts say is doubling every year.
Heh, just wait until Mickey’s brother comes out of the closet in next year’s new Mikey Mouse cartoon.
Walt had standards.
The Disney empire’s woke motto is: “Standards? We don’t need no stinkin’ standards.”
Ninety years And steamboat willey is still not public domain
Rat Fink is the man - or rodent, I suppose. I met Ed Roth at a Seattle car show in 1964, I was 12. I wanted to buy a tee shirt and he ended up giving it to me. Nice guy.
bet you wish you still had it
He as the “first black” mouse to become a millionaire.
He WAS the “first black” mouse to become a millionaire.
from the link below: “Disney now has until 2023 to figure out how to extend that date once again”
well, the corporate owners (and their descendents) of Superman in 1938 and Batman in 1939 may have contributed to the the extensions of the copyright act as well.
We can hope that Congress has better things to do before then, or if all else fails, that Trump will use his Veto pen. Corporate abuse of copyright law has gotten completely out of hand.
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