The Making of Mickey Mouse
started on November 18, 1928, when the history of Mickey Mouse began. It
began when Walter Disney came up with his first character, a rabbit. He
had long ears and a tail, and his name was Oswald. Oswald was not very popular,
so Disney had to come up with something more exciting that every kid would
like. One day when Walt Disney and his wife were coming back from a business
trip, Lillian Disney thought of the name Mickey for the rabbit. Disney did
not own Oswald, he was working in a company and was not getting any money
for selling him. He was so mad that he decided to leave the company and
think of his own character. She thought that he would be a great starting
point for Walt Disney.
first started out, he had bulky eyes and a long tail. Mickeys arms
and legs were as skinny as sticks, and his hands had no gloves on them.
His body was shaped like a pear and was black. In the beginning, Mickey
had red trousers, two large white buttons, and big shoes. They remained
part of his character his entire life. Mickeys tail was eventually
dropped to save the cost of animation.
was not always as friendly as he is now. In fact, in Steamboat Willie,
he was not nice at all. People complained that Mickey wasnt very personable,
so Disney changed him into a nicer character. He became the loveable character
we know today.
13, 1930, Mickey Mouse was in his first comic strip created by Ub Iwerks.
To make this strip, Disney used a group of talented people to complete the
job. Even though Walt Disney did not make this production entirely by himself,
it turned out to still be good.