16 March 2010
Mickey Mouse’s Life
Mickey Mouse is one of the most important and famous cartoons for many children and adults nowadays even though he was created in the 30’s by Walt Disney. He had had many changes in his life in order to still being an important cartoon as he is nowadays.
Every kid recognizes him easily as themost famous mouse in the world for all his magic.
I. Creation of the most famous mouse
Walt Disney created the most famous cartoon ever called Mickey Mouse. His debut was during the 30’s and he is still being one of the most important cartoons nowadays.
A. Who created Mickey Mouse?
Mickey Mouse was created on November 18, 1928 by Walt Disney, Ub Iwerks and voiced by Walt Disney(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mickey_Mouse).
1. Information about Walt Disney
“ Walter Elias "Walt" Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was an American film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, animator, entrepreneur, entertainer, international icon and philanthropist. Disney is famous for his influence in the field of entertainment during the twentieth century.”(Barrier 56)
“Disney is particularly noted for being a film producer and a popular showman, as well as an innovator in animation and theme park design. He and his staff created a number of the world's most famous fictional characters including Mickey Mouse, a character for which Disney himself was the original voice.” (http://www.justdisney.com/walt_disney/biography/long_bio.html).“Disney died of lung cancer on December 15, 1966”. (Barrier 56)
B. Debut of Mickey Mouse
Mickey and Minnie debuted in the cartoon short Plane Crazy, first released on May 15, 1928 The plot of Plane Crazy was fairly simple. Mickey is apparently trying to become an aviator in emulation of Charles Lindbergh. After building his own aircraft, he proceeds to ask Minnie to join him forits first flight, during which he repeatedly and unsuccessfully attempts to kiss her, eventually resorting to force. Minnie then parachutes out of the plane. While distracted by her, Mickey loses control of the plane. This becomes the beginning of an out-of-control flight that results in a series of humorous situations and eventually in the crash-landing of the aircraft.
Mickey as portrayedin Plane Crazy was mischievous, amorous, and has often been described as a rogue. At the time of its first release, however, Plane Crazy apparently failed to impress audiences, and to add insult to injury, Walt could not find a distributor. Though understandably disappointed, Walt went on to produce a second Mickey short: The Gallopin' Gaucho
II.Mickey Mouse’s Roles
Mickey Mouse had made many roles since his creation in the 30’s to nowadays. His appearance changed because of the time in order to improve; anyway it doesn’t change the people’s attraction for him.
A. Mickey in the 30’s
The Barn Dance was released on March 14 in 1929 it was the first Mickey’s shorts released during that year. “This short is important forfeaturing Mickey rejected by Minnie in favor of Pete.”
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mickey_Mouse). It is also an unusual appearance of the Pete character; previously depicted as a menacing villain, he is portrayed here as a well-mannered gentleman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mickey_Mouse).
“The Opry House, first released on March 28, 1929, was the second short released during the year.Cat's Away was released on April 18 in 1929. It was essentially a remake of one of the Alice Comedies, Alice Rattled by Rats, which had been first released on January 15, 1926.”
“The next Mickey short to be released is also considered unusual. It was "The Barnyard Battle" and was released on April 25, 1929. This short is notable as the first to...