Pictures: Mickey Mouse through the years
Mickey Mouse turns 85 years old on Nov. 18, 2013. The animated mouse first appeared in 1928 on the screen of the Colony Theatre at New York City. The film, Walt Disney's Steamboat Willie, was the first animated cartoon talking picture.
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Mickey Mouse in 1928 -- 'Steamboat Willie'
'Steamboat Willie' featuring Mickey Mouse was released on Nov. 18, 1928. It was the first Mickey Mouse cartoon released although he had appeared two earlier efforts -- 'Plane Crazy' and 'The Gallopin' Gaucho'. It was also the first Disney cartoon to feature synchronized sound. You can view the animated short from YouTube below.