Steamboat Willie (1928) - Mickey Mouse Theatrical Cartoon Series

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  • Mickey Mouse Theatrical Cartoon SeriesTheatricalSeriesCartoon
  • Traditional Animation
  • Walt Disney Studios
  • Distributed by: Celebrity Pictures
  • Cartoon Characters: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pegleg Pete, Cow, Parrot, Cat.
  • Voice Actors: Walt Disney.
  • Directed By Walt Disney, Ub Iwerks.
  • Produced By Walt Disney, Roy O. Disney.
  • Animated By Ub Iwerks, Les Clark, Johnny Cannon, Wilfred Jackson.
  • Music: Wilfred Jackson, Carl Edouarde.
  • Originally Released on July 29, 1928. (more dates More Dates...)
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 7:23 minutes.
  • Black & White
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Cartoon Summary:

A loose parody of Buster Keaton's Steamboat Bill, Mickey is a roustabout on Pegleg Pete's river steamer. After a goat eats the sheet music, Mickey and Minnie use various objects at hand (including a cat on unedited versions!) to...  (more)

Cartoon Production Information:

The noted release date reflects the initial- albeit limited- release of this short. This cartoon was reworked, sound was added, and the sound version premiered on November 18, 1928 at the Colony Theater in New York. The first cartoon released...  (more)

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Walt took great advantage of the new sound medium with this cartoon. Synchronization of speech still wasn't a sure thing, so he highlights sound effects and music for the gags, all the while showing his confidence in Ub to carry it off. From the...  (read more)

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a brilliant start by the disny crew

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Mickey should have stayed in this haul-ass persona. I hate the sucky, cloying wuss he became.

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I have loved this short, since I saw it on video. Of course, Mickey Mouse wasn't the ONLY one that debuted on this cartoon. It was also his girlfriend, Minnie. Some of you might mistake for Pete's debut. Pete made his first appearance in...  (read more)

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Overall, not a bad cartoon. It's got great synchronization, and the visual aspect is very entertaining. Combined with sound, it's no wonder that it wowed audiences back in...  (read more)

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