Happy 90th to the greatest American icon, #MickeyMouse! Mickey stands as an example to never give up when times get tough.
#WaltDisney lost his first original character, #OswaldtheLuckyRabbit, and all his #animators to Universal back in #1928. A devastated Walt rode back to Hollywood, not realizing that this train ride would change the course of animation history.
Walt tried to think of new character designs that have never been used before, and came across the idea of a mouse named Mortimer, but later changed it to Mickey per his wife’s request. Soon Walt Disney and, animation legend, #UbIwerks started working on Mickey Mouse and his misadventures.
After two shorts that failed to find a distributor, Walt had to think outside the box again, and come up with an idea that no one was using at the time. Through some hard work and imagination, Walt and Ub created the first #cartoon with synchronized sound in the form of #steamboatwillie!
Audiences fell in love with Mickey’s charm and abundant charisma, a feature that still delights and inspires millions of people to this day.
Mickey is my favorite fictional character of all time and (to anyone who knows me) you know how much this scrappy little guy means to me. To me, Mickey Mouse represents perseverance, joy, and optimism in times of trouble. And even if Mickey isn’t the most dynamic cartoon character to exist, I feel as if sometimes the world needs a character that is just a wide eyed optimist. Everything I’ve am, everything I’ll become, and everything I embody as an artist and dreamer, all started with a mouse. Happy birthday to a #trueoriginal!
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