Saturday, 17 April 2010

Animation Timeline: Entry 09 - Steamboat Willie (1928)

Steamboat Willie is a short animation created by Walt Disney in 1928. It was the third animation which featured Disney's most famous character Mickey Mouse and was the first animation to feature synchronized sound.



Disney set up a showing silent Steamboat Willie as a silent movie which was shown to employees and their wives. They then set up a bed sheet with a microphone behind it and began playing the music themselves as the film played, thus creating to first animation with sound.

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