Mickey Mouse “Steamboat Willie” Released November 18, 1928

November 19, 2010 • By

82 years ago Mickey Mouse made his debut in Walt Disney’s cartoon “Steamboat Willie” on November 18, 1928. Mickey Mouse was voiced by Walt Disney himself until 1946. This was the first cartoon with synchronized sound and the cartoon was directed by Walt Disney.

“Steamboat Willie” released at the Colony Theater in New York and the debut of the movie marked the birthday of Mickey Mouse on screen.

While this was the first Mickey Mouse cartoon to be released, it was actually the third movie to be produced. The first two Mickey Mouse movies were titled “Plane Crazy” and “The Gallopin’ Gaucho.” These movies were both made as silent cartoons and the studio decided to hold off on their release until after they could be remade with sound. Both movies released later on in 1928.