Steamboat Willie (1928) - Rotten Tomatoes

Steamboat Willie (1928)





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Starring Mickey Mouse in his first feature performance, 1928's Steamboat Willie made history after it its premier at the Colony Theater in New York. The first cartoon designed and synchronized along with a musical soundtrack, this tale of a then black-and-white Mickey's adventures at sea served as a springboard for the now legendary Disney empire and provided some much needed comfort during the Great Depression years. Steamboat Willie was, of course, directed by Walt Disney himself.
Animation , Classics , Comedy , Kids & Family , Special Interest
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Walt Disney
as Mickey Mouse

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The Birth Of Mickey Mouse and it is one of the most classic Cartoons in history and the birth of an icon

Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer

Happy Easter, Rotten Tomatoes! Today's review will take us back to 1928 when Walt Disney's immortal creation was born: Mickey Mouse. Mickey shined the screens in the first animated short with sound known as "Steamboat Willie". "Steamboat Willie" dosen't really have a plot. We just see Mickey (Willie in this case) working on a steamboat captained by Pete, pick up a cow, meet his longtime crush, Minnie, and make music with the boat's objects and dances with the cow. Walt Disney made this little film funny and exciting from beginning to end. Mr. Disney voices Mickey magnifecntly and Minnie shined. The dancing scene is unforgettable and will mark as the only time you will see Mickey make music with the nipples of a sow. Funny and cute, this film is a sheer classic and will never die! Mickey's legacy will live! I mean, who dosen't love that rodent and the way he whistles at the film's start? I don't!

Bentley Lyles
Bentley Lyles

Super Reviewer

A very cool cartoon, and the first we see of Mickey Mouse. If you like cartoons, you need to see this.

Aj V
Aj V

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