animated cartoon Steamboat Willie © Disney
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Steamboat Willie

Mickey Mouse is working as a hand on the ship Steamboat Willie. He helps Minnie Mouse on board, then they both play Turkey in the Straw using the ship’s animals as instruments.

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About Mickey Mouse in the middle of the 1920's they are black and white cartoons & there was no color available. Steamboat Willie made by Disney should be a great...
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How has Mickey’s most known earliest appearance aged over the years? Well not that well it has to be said. Steamboat is more of a historically importance short than an...
Created by: Disney
Language: no dialogue
Country of Origin: USA
Featuring the voices of:
Walt Disney ... Mickey, Minnie, Parrot
Directed by: Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks
Produced by: Walt Disney, John Sutherland and Roy O. Disney
Musical Score by: Wilfred Jackson, Carl W. Stalling and Bert Lewis
Writing Credits: Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks

Steamboat Willie is often touted as the first sound cartoon, in fact the Fleischer studios had been making a few sound shorts (known as Song Car-Tunes) since 1924.

Nor was this the first Mickey Mouse cartoon made, the first was Plane Crazy, which had been made a few months earlier and had a limited screening before Disney withdrew it for the purpose of adding a soundtrack.

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