Mickey's life began as a rabbit. Walt Disney created Oswald the Lucky Rabbit in 1927. In 1928 Universal had bought the rights to Oswald, leaving Walt without his original idea.
Disney left Universal and began working on his new project Mortimer. Threw two movie fails and one name change, Mickey debuted in Steamboat Willie in New York on November 18, 1928. Mickey was in instant hit
In 1935, Mickey got his first makeover. An animator named Fred Moore peeped Mickey for his next big screen debut, in Fantasia's Sorcerer's Apprentice.
In 1937, Disney Studios produced about 12 short movies about Mickey every year, Walt Disney provided Mickey's high pitched voice. Mickey is a football hero, a hunter, a tailor, and a symphony conductor. Thought his life Mickey endured many adventures and worked to save Minnie mouse from numerous scary situations.
By 1950 Mickey was the face of a brand. He had a team park, comic strip and his own show, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Mickey's show became the breading ground for future celebrities. Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, and Ryan Gosling were all starts that started out as Mickey's co- stars.
The Christmas of 1983 marked Mickey's last Christmas working, with the premier of Mickey's Christmas Carol. After the special aired, the mouse that built the house of Disney would remain out of work for 30 years.
Despite Mickey's semi- retirement he has remained the face of the Disney brand. He has posed with almost every president of the United stated and has 11 theme parks with Walt Disney's original Disneyland in California.
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