Optimistic, cheerful and clever, Mickey Mouse is one of the stars of the comics of the 1930s. From the outset, he was designed for film. Set with a circular head and ears, with gloved hands and short pants, the little mouse can be easily animated.
Walt Disney and his staff made good use of Mickey’s appeal, and since his sensational appearance in “Steamboat Willie” in 1928, Mickey has been featured in more than 120 short films.
Mickey was even honored on his 50th anniversary in 1978 with his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.