On Nov. 18, 1928, the world's most famous mouse made his very first public debut. Today we celebrate 90+ years of Mickey in one of the most comprehensive illustrated publications on the Disney universe. Beginning with the first sketches of a character almost named Mortimer, we trace the career of Walt Disney's and Ub Iwerks's most famous creation, one with an explosion of worldwide popularity preceded only by the earlier successes of Charlie Chaplin.
This edition is derived from the XXL book produced with unrestricted access to Disney's extensive historical collections and public and private collections. The authors bring Mickey's success story to life: concept art, story sketches, background paintings and animation drawings as well as historical photographs trace the origins and evolution of timeless favorites such as Steamboat Willie, The Band Concert and Brave Little Tailor. They also follow Mickey as he builds on this legendary library of short cartoons by appearing in two historic feature films, Fantasia and Fun and Fancy Free.
Mickey Mouse has left an indelible mark on everyday culture. As Walt Disney once said, "I just hope we never lose sight of one thing - that it all started because of a mouse." And the end of the success story is far from over. Today, 90 years after his creation, Mickey is as sweet and popular as ever. Let's pay tribute to the little guy, his legend and his legacy with a monument to the one and only Mickey Mouse.
Title: Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse. The Ultimate History
Size: 164 x 229 x 45 mm
Size: 512 pages
Weight: 1472 grams