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June 20 2016


Donald duck - A Mouse Stuck over time

Donald duck is some 80 years old and seemingly the ravages of time have never created a mark on him. A few makeovers have gone him somewhat rotund and also to many a little misshapen. He's steadfastly refused to update his wardrobe and bound to the clothing who have seen him over the triumphs and disasters visited on the world that he inhabits over the decades of his life. But do you know what - he doesn't take a look at all bad into it!

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His main film work have run out these days and that he hasn't had the offer a movie in over 3 years. He suffered the ignominy of needing his 4g iphone go straight to video but she has were able to put a brave face on things and indeed that face remains just about the most iconic images these days even beating Santa to that particular record. His employers Disney threw a huge an enormous party for that Mickey's 75th birthday a couple of years back so his has decided restrain on any additional large extravaganzas for the moment.

Somewhat strangely Mickey's story began with a rabbit - Oswald the Lucky Rabbit to be precise. In the mists of time Disney Brothers Studio was only part Universal Pictures' animation. Walt disney world created Oswald in 1927 his round, white face, big button nose and floppy black ears made him an immediate hit and Universal approved a few shorts. Walt Disney met the Universal executives in 1928 with a view to negotiating a whole new contract. Oswald was still being riding high in the charts and Disney assumed that the deal on his terms would be cut and dried. The studio had other ideas and informed him told him that it had hired away every one of his employees whilst retaining the whole artistic rights to Oswald. The studio offered to keep Disney on as long as he took a salary cut that she obviously refused.

He and Ub Iwerks the one animator who stayed faithful to Disney, began on a session of brainstorming sessions burning the midnight oil to generate an upgraded for Oswald. Oswald's ears were shortened, some additional padding across the middle, and low and behold the rabbit tuned in a mouse originally naturally we all new named Mortimer. This name didn't last and that he became known as Mickey Mouse.

The first two Mickey shorts were not successful but then came Steamboat Willy a innovative animation - the first to feature synchronized music and sound effects to hit the big screen. The film fist premiered in Ny on Nov. 18, 1928 and it was immediately acclaimed a millionaire. A series of Mickey Mouse shorts soon appeared including, Plane Crazy which actually predated Steamboat Willy. Mickey Mouse has been a national icon after the season also it was then that Disney world propelled the mouse to true superstar status by starting a distinctive line of Mickey merchandise instead of long after the Mickey Mouse Club was formed.

In 1935 Mickey his first makeover by an animator called Fred Moore, earlier Mickey ended up drawn like a group of circles that has been somewhat restrictive to his movement Moore, who later took to animate Fantasia's Sorcerer's, innovatively gave him a pear-shaped body, pupils, white gloves as well as a shortened nose with express intention of producing cuter. Mickey also appeared in colour initially that year.

Once that 1937 came around Disney Studios was producing Mickey Mouse shorts on the rate of 1 monthly. Disney himself was providing the mouse's distinctive high-pitched voice. Mickey took to mirror the world in all of the it's various guises, becoming at various stages a football hero, a hunter, a tailor, or even a symphony conductor. He rescued Pluto through the dog pound, crashed his car, fell behind on his rent, enlisted in the army together his house repossessed. By now his life companion Minnie had turned out and she was always being captured by dastardly villains always later being rescued by Mickey naturally, the epitome in the all American hero.

In the 1950s Mickey had their own theme park and newspaper sketch, anf the husband had branched from for the new becoming more popular medium television. Sadly for Donald duck, block buster Disney films like Bambi and Sleeping Beauty begun to consider the accolades and poor old Mickey began to fade. There was clearly an enforced retirement of 30 years between 1953 with all the cartoon short The Simple Things and the 1983 Christmas special Mickey's Christmas Carol.

Yet despite pretty much everything Mickey's ears are still probably the most famous cultural icons from the 20th and 21st centuries. He's got posed for photographs with nearly all U.S. President even though the sale of Mickey Mouse merchandise have declined using their record loaded with 1997 they still make-up an amazing 40% of the company's consumable revenue.

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