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Happy birthday, Alan Moore and Mickey Mouse!

Mickey Mouse and Alan Moore

Mickey Mouse and Alan Moore

This is probably the only day of the year you’ll see those two names together in a headline.

Today marks the 56th birthday of the writer of Watchmen, V for Vendetta, Swamp Thing, From Hell and countless other influential and entertaining comics. It’s also the 81st anniversary of the release of the animated short Steamboat Willie, and the date The Walt Disney Company celebrates as Mickey’s birthday (despite his actual first appearance in Plane Crazy some six months earlier).

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Regarding the first appearance of Mickey, I was under the impression that while Plane Crazy was animated first, Disney was unable to find a distributer for the cartoon. It wasn’t until he decided to add sound to Steamboat Willie that Disney was able to sell Mickey. So while Plane Crazy was the first created, Steamboat Willie was the first released, which is why it’s considered the first Mickey Mouse cartoon.

Happy b-day to Alan Moore.

Here’s hoping for more BIG NUMBERS before you forsake us mortals. ;-)

Happy Birthday Mickey!!! You’ve been making us laugh for a long time, may you continue doing so for even longer! Here is some background to the world’s most famous mouse!
http://ketiva.com/Arts_and_Humanities/the_worlds_most_famous_mouse_celebrates_81st_birthday1.html

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