Today marks the anniversary of Walt Disney’s death. He was 65 years and 10 days old when he died. Walt always used to say that: “I only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse.”
Walt had more to say about his personal connection with the little mouse we have all grown to love. “The life and ventures of Mickey Mouse have been closely bound up with my own personal and professional life. It is understandable that I should have sentimental attachment for the little personage who played so big a part in the course of Disney Productions and has been so happily accepted as an amusing friend wherever films are shown around the world. He still speaks for me and I still speak for him.”
So in honor of Walt I’ve got a brief history of Mickey Mouse’s screen appearances, the Christmas edition.