On November 18, 1928, Celebrity Pictures released a short animated film in theaters that introduced what was about to become the most famous mouse in the entire world*.
That mouse, of course, was Mickey Mouse, who celebrates his 86th birthday today! But have you ever actually watched the full cartoon, “Steamboat Willie?”
Interestingly, “Steamboat Willie” was the third Mickey cartoon created, but the first to actually hit theaters. So though MM was born in the mind of Walt Disney much earlier, November 18 is his official birthday.