Walt Disney Studios
Steamboat Willie, 1928
Mickey Mouse plays the drums, an original production drawing, graphite on paper, art by Ub Iwerks, framed
Image -- 5x3in. (14x8.3cm.)
Overall - 23x18½in. (58.5x47cm.)

Condition: good

Lot Essay

Steamboat Willie is a remarkable film for a number of reasons, not only was it the film in which Mickey Mouse made his debut, it was also Disney's first synchronized sound cartoon. Ub Iwerks, Walt Disney's earliest collaborator, helped to bring Disney's concept for Mickey to life. It was this film, with Mickey playing a mischievous deckhand, which was responsible for catapulting both Disney and Mickey to international stardom.

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