“I hope that we never lose site of one thing: that it was all started by a Mouse.” - Walt Disney
History of Mickey MouseAccording to Disney World, Mickey Mouse's official birthday is November 18, 1928 when he made his film debut in Steamboat Willie at the Colony Theatre in New York City. This was the first Disney cartoon with Mickey Mouse in it released. However, the first cartoon starring Mickey Mouse was Plane Crazy in 1928, it was the third Disney cartoon released. Mickey Mouse has since starred in over 120 Disney cartoons.
The Mickey Mouse ImageMickey Mouse’s image is the most reproduced in the world. Over 7,500 items bear his likeness. Jesus is number two, and Elvis is number three. Mickey Mouse's likeness was conceived by Walt Disney and first drawn together with artist Ub Iwerks.