Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A Birthday of Sorts

Hey Folks-

I'm pretty tired, so this one's gonna be short.

Yesterday was the 80th Anniversary of Steamboat Willie. The first animated film with syncronized sound. Most people don't know that Plane Crazy was the first Mickey cartoon, but many would argue that the medium was truly born with Steamboat Willie. So... here's to you, Walt Disney, for creating something so enduring that it's anniversary is noted 80 years after the fact.

Just to leave you with a quote from the man himself:

"I only hope that we don't lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a mouse."
-- Walt Disney

Or, you know... for the weirder among us:

"I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known. "
-- Walt Disney

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