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Steamboat Willie (1928)

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Mickey Mouse, piloting a steamboat, delights his passenger, Minnie, by making musical instruments out of the menagerie on deck.

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Mickey Mouse / Minnie Mouse / The Parrot (voice) (uncredited)
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Mickey is piloting a steamboat when Captain Pete comes to the bridge and throws him off. They stop to pick up cargo. Minnie just misses the boat and Mickey uses the crane to grab her. She drops her sheet music of "Turkey in the Straw" and a goat eats it. With help from Mickey, she cranks the goat's tail, and it plays the tune. Mickey accompanies on percussion and by torturing various animals, until Pete comes down and puts a stop to it, putting Mickey to work peeling potatoes. While this is the first sound Mickey Mouse, there's no dialog. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Barco de vapor Willie  »

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Trivia

Is actually not the first synchronized sound cartoon. Walt Disney's rival Max Fleischer had produced a series of sound Bouncing Ball "Song Car-Tunes", which featured synchronized dialogue and music starting in 1926. The first to be produced was My Old Kentucky Home (1926). See more »

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After Mickey tosses the cat and it hits the trashcan lid, the lid disappears. See more »


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Steamboat Bill
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Music by Bert Leighton and Frank Leighton
Whistled by Mickey Mouse
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A New Era in Cartoon History
4 January 2001 | by (York, England) – See all my reviews

This era was not just the dawn of sound in cartoons, but of a cartoon character which would go down in history as the world's most famous mouse. Yes, Mickey makes his debut here, in this cheery tale of life on board a steamboat. The animation is good for it's time, and the plot - though a little simple - is quite jolly. A true classic, and if you ever manage to get it on video, you won't regret it.


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