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Steamboat Willie (1928)

Mickey Mouse is a mischievous deckhand on a riverboat that is under the command of the tyrannical Captain Pete.

Directors:

Ub Iwerks, Walt Disney (uncredited)

Star:

Walt Disney
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Walt Disney ... Mickey Mouse / Minnie Mouse / Peg-Leg Pete / Parrot (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

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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The first Mickey Mouse cartoon released, and the first cartoon with synchronized sound. See more »


Certificate:

TV-Y7 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

This is one of six cartoons that plays in the Main Street Cinema at Disneyland. See more »

Goofs

At the Podunk Landing site, the cow's tag around her neck disappears for a second when she moos and is back again. See more »

Quotes

Parrot: Hope you don't feel hurt, big boy!
[laughs, Mickey harms the parrot in some way]
Parrot: Help! Help! Man overboard!
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Alternate Versions

After Mickey pulls nursing piglets in tune to music, he removes them and plays on their mother's teats like an accordion. This scene has been deleted for Mickey's 25th Anniversary theatrical release in 1953. See more »

Connections

Featured in Walt Disney World: A Dream Come True (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Steamboat Bill
(uncredited)
Music by Bert Leighton and Frank Leighton
Whistled by Mickey Mouse
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User Reviews

Mickey`s first movie
6 September 2000 | by action-6See all my reviews

"Steamboat Willie" is Mickey`s first movie, and was released way back in 1928. It is an atmospheric piece of movie history, and is a must see for every Disney-fan out there. If you don`t like Disney, you probably won`t like this movie.

A great debut for Mickey Mouse and it`s the first cartoon. As an old Disney-fan, I think that this is a brilliant movie. 10/10


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Steamboat Willie See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,986 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Cinephone

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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