Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse! Star Wars' New Boss Turns 84

Mickey Mouse has got to be one of the most energetic rodents around—and he shows no signs of slowing down.

Which is good, because Hollywood can't get enough of the Mouse House (or his Club, his face on T-shirts, his ears on hats, etc.) and this brave little Scorpio remains the deceptively simple face of the whole operation.

Born to Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks in 1928, the cartoon (and sometimes plush) mouse sprang onto the scene in the animated short Steamboat Willie. He was a little on the pale side, but such was the fashion of the day.

Count Mickey among those Tom Hanks doesn't want to "piss off" with his portrayal of Walt Disney

Come along lets sing the song And join the jamberre! M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E!Collapse )


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