The grand old mouse of Hollywood, Mickey Mouse, along with his gal pal Minnie turns 81 today! It's been over eight decades since Mickey and Minnie's debut Steamboat Willie, hit the screens on November 18, 1928.
Co-created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks and voiced by Walt Disney, Mickey became an icon for The Walt Disney Company.
Happy Birthday Mickey & Minnie!!
Featured is the 1997 Walt Disney Classics Collection release of Mickey from Mickey's Birthday Party (1942). Happy Birthday (4-1/2"), sculpted by Bruce Lau was released as part of the Celebration Series.
For your viewing pleasure, courtesy of YouTube.com is Steamboat Willie (1928):