The world's most beloved rodent made his on-screen debut on November 18th, 1928 at the Colony Theater in New York in Walt Disney's animated film "Steamboat Willie."
It was the first animated film with sound, starting both Mickey and Disney on the path to international stardom.
Over the years Mickey's look changed, but his popularity never wavered. He also appeared as the "Sorcerer's Apprentice" in the 1940 film "Fantasia" and became a national phenomenon in 1955, when the "Mickey Mouse Club" debuted on TV.
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