On this day in history - November 18th, 1928

On this day in history - November 18th, 1928

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Mickey and Minnie Mouse make their first appearance in "Steamboat Willie."

"Steamboat Willie" wasn't the first cartoon featuring Mickey Mouse; it was actually the third, but it was the first one to get a theatrical release. It's also the first cartoon to use synchronized sound.

Disney traditionally celebrates November 18th as Mickey Mouse's birthday.

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