A report on Animation and Mickey Mouse

Nr. 10 in the reworked second series of Stampfer's stroboscopic discs published by Trentsensky & Vieweg in 1833.
A projecting praxinoscope, from 1882, here shown superimposing an animated figure on a separately projected background scene
Concept art of Mickey from early 1928, from the collection of The Walt Disney Family Museum. The sketches are the earliest known drawings of the character.
Fantasmagorie (1908) by Émile Cohl
Mickey's first appearance in Steamboat Willie (1928)
Italian-Argentine cartoonist Quirino Cristiani showing the cut and articulated figure of his satirical character El Peludo (based on President Yrigoyen) patented in 1916 for the realization of his films, including the world's first animated feature film El Apóstol.
Mickey in The Band Concert (1935)
An example of traditional animation, a horse animated by rotoscoping from Eadweard Muybridge's 19th-century photos.
Mickey in Fantasia (1940)
A clay animation scene from a Finnish television commercial
Mickey Mouse, as he appears in the Paul Rudish years, and the modern era.
A 2D animation of two circles joined by a chain
Mickey and Horace Horsecollar from the Mickey Mouse daily strip; created by Floyd Gottfredson and published December 1932
World of Color hydrotechnics at Disney California Adventure creates the illusion of motion using 1,200 fountains with high-definition projections on mist screens.
The silhouette of Mickey Mouse's head has become an iconic image.
Walt Disney (1901–1966), the co-creator of Mickey Mouse and founder of The Walt Disney Company, was the original voice of Mickey.
Mickey's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Mickey Mouse is an animated cartoon character co-created in 1928 by Walt Disney, who originally voiced the character, and Ub Iwerks.

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In 1928, Steamboat Willie, featuring Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, popularized film with synchronized sound and put Walt Disney's studio at the forefront of the animation industry.

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Nr. 10 in the reworked second series of Stampfer's stroboscopic discs published by Trentsensky & Vieweg in 1833.

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Theatrical release poster by Steven Chorney

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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1988 American live-action/animated comedy mystery film directed by Robert Zemeckis, produced by Frank Marshall and Robert Watts, and loosely adapted by Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman from Gary K. Wolf's 1981 novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit?.

1988 American live-action/animated comedy mystery film directed by Robert Zemeckis, produced by Frank Marshall and Robert Watts, and loosely adapted by Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman from Gary K. Wolf's 1981 novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit?.

Theatrical release poster by Steven Chorney
Bob Hoskins played the role of Eddie Valiant.
The plot incorporated the actual closing of Pacific Electric.
Judge Doom (played by Christopher Lloyd) threatens Roger Rabbit before introducing him to the dip. Mime artists, puppeteers, mannequins, and robotic arms were commonly used during filming to help the actors interact with "open air and imaginative cartoon characters".
Who Framed Roger Rabbit marks the first and only time in animation history that Disney's Mickey Mouse and Warner Bros.' Bugs Bunny (as well as Donald Duck and Daffy Duck) have ever officially appeared on-screen together. Warners agreed that their biggest cartoon stars, Bugs and Daffy, would each receive an equal amount of screen time as Disney's Mickey and Donald.

In a world co-populated by humans and cartoon characters, "toons" regularly interact with real people, act in animated shorts and films, and reside in an area at Los Angeles known as Toontown.

Joe Alaskey voiced Yosemite Sam (in place of Blanc), Wayne Allwine voiced Mickey Mouse, Tony Anselmo voiced Donald Duck (also voiced by Clarence Nash via archive recordings), Tony Pope voiced Goofy (also partially voiced by Bill Farmer ) and Disney's Big Bad Wolf, Mae Questel reprised her role of Betty Boop, Russi Taylor voiced Minnie Mouse and some birds, Pat Buttram, Jim Cummings (imitating Andy Devine), and Jim Gallant (imitating Walter Brennan) voiced Eddie's toon bullets, Les Perkins voiced Mr. Toad, Mary T. Radford voiced Hyacinth Hippo from Fantasia, Nancy Cartwright voiced the toon shoe, Cherry Davis voiced Woody Woodpecker, Peter Westy voiced Pinocchio, and Frank Welker voiced Dumbo.

Donald Duck

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Cartoon character created by The Walt Disney Company.

Cartoon character created by The Walt Disney Company.

Donald Duck is known for his fiery temper
Donald Duck as he first appeared in The Wise Little Hen (1934)
Donald worked in a Nazi factory in Der Fuehrer's Face (1943)
Donald in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
Carl Barks (1901–2000)
Donald as the Duck Avenger (Paperinik).
Donald's house boat at Mickey's Toontown, Disneyland
Donald's footprints at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. The prints were made during the celebration of Donald's 50th birthday.
Donald Duck's Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Along with his friend Mickey Mouse, Donald was included in TV Guides list of the 50 greatest cartoon characters of all time in 2002, and has earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Donald Duck appeared in comedic roles in animated cartoons.

Daffy Duck

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Daffy as he first appeared in Porky's Duck Hunt (1937).
Daffy in drag as Carmen Miranda in Yankee Doodle Daffy (1943).
600 Bomb Squadron emblem Daffy Duck.
Daffy's appearance in The Looney Tunes Show (Season 1).

Daffy Duck is an animated cartoon character created by Warner Bros. Styled as an anthropomorphic black duck, he has appeared in cartoon series such as Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies, in which he is usually depicted as a foil for Bugs Bunny.

He was one of the first of the new "screwball" characters that emerged in the late 1930s to replace traditional everyman characters who were more popular earlier in the decade, such as Mickey Mouse and Popeye.

The Walt Disney Company

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American multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios complex in Burbank, California.

American multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios complex in Burbank, California.

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The original animation building at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California, which they fully moved into in 1940
Walt (right) dressed as a gaucho next to Donald Duck on the companies' goodwill trip to South America in Argentina
Walt (center) showing the plans of Disneyland to officials from Orange County in December 1954
Walt Disney at the grand opening of Disneyland on July 17, 1955
The Sherman Brothers, who composed many of the Disney songs throughout the 1960s, in 2002
Walt, then Florida Governor Hayden Burns, and Roy announcing the plans for Disney World
A view of downtown Celebration, Florida, a community that was planned by the Walt Disney Company.
The Disney Magic of the Disney Cruise Line at Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
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Team Disney Burbank, which houses the offices of Disney's CEO and several other senior corporate officials
The entrance to the Fox Studios lot.
Parade route in Tokyo Disneyland during COVID-19 pandemic in Japan.
20th Century Studios, a subsidiary of Disney
Michael Eisner replaced Ron Miller as CEO and made Disney into a major film studio again.
Searchlight Pictures, a subsidiary of Disney
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Disney's video streaming subscription service Disney+ was launched in 2019, which has a total of over 135 million subscriptions as of June 2022.
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Early on, the company established itself as a leader in the American animation industry, with the creation of the widely popular character Mickey Mouse, the company's mascot, and the start of animated films.

Goofy

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Cartoon character created by The Walt Disney Company.

Cartoon character created by The Walt Disney Company.

Goofy's house at Disneyland
Goofy, anonymous in his debut cartoon, Mickey's Revue (1932)
Disney drawing Goofy for a group of girls in Argentina, 1941.
Goofy in his "George Geef" persona in Cold War (1951).
Goofy (right) with his son Max (left) in A Goofy Movie (1995)
Goofy, as he appears in the Kingdom Hearts series. His attire was designed by Tetsuya Nomura.
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Goofy is a close friend of Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck.

Goofy debuted in animated cartoons, starting in 1932 with Mickey's Revue as Dippy Dawg, who is older than Goofy would come to be.

Bugs Bunny

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Bugs' preliminary debut (as "Happy Rabbit") in Porky's Hare Hunt (1938).
Bugs' first appearance in A Wild Hare (1940).
Evolution of Bugs' design over the years.
Bugs as he appears in The Looney Tunes Show Season 2.
Mel Blanc was the original voice of Bugs and voiced the character for nearly five decades.
Bugs' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Statue evoking Bugs Bunny at Butterfly Park Bangladesh.

Bugs Bunny is an animated cartoon character created in the late 1930s by Leon Schlesinger Productions (later Warner Bros. Cartoons) and voiced originally by Mel Blanc.

However, since the film was being produced by Disney, Warner Bros. would only allow the use of their biggest star if he got an equal amount of screen time as Disney's biggest star, Mickey Mouse.

A title card of one of the earliest Betty Boop cartoons

Betty Boop

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A title card of one of the earliest Betty Boop cartoons
"The cartoon of Betty Boop illustrates some human features which are sometimes labeled as neotenous, such as a large head, short arms and legs relative to total height, and clumsy, child-like movements." —Barry Bogin
The transformation from pre-Code to post-Code
Bud Counihan's Betty Boop (October 23, 1934)
A display of Betty Boop collectibles
A close-up of Kane

Betty Boop is an animated cartoon character created by Max Fleischer, with help from animators including Grim Natwick.

This was a similar problem experienced during the same period with Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse, who was becoming eclipsed by the popularity of his co-stars Donald Duck, Goofy, and Pluto.

Fleischer in 1919

Max Fleischer

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American animator, inventor, film director and producer, and studio founder and owner.

American animator, inventor, film director and producer, and studio founder and owner.

Fleischer in 1919
The rotoscope, one of Fleischer's inventions
Bimbo and Betty Boop in Minnie the Moocher (1932)

Born in Kraków, Fleischer immigrated to the United States where he became a pioneer in the development of the animated cartoon and served as the head of Fleischer Studios, which he co-founded with his younger brother Dave.

By the late 1930s, a survey indicated that Popeye had eclipsed Mickey Mouse in popularity, challenging Disney's preeminence in the market.

Theatrical release poster

Fantasia (1940 film)

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Theatrical release poster
Title screen in the original theatrical trailer
Leopold Stokowski conducted the film's score.
Deems Taylor was the film's Master of Ceremonies, who introduced each segment in live-action interstitial scenes.
Disney acting out a scene in The Sorcerer's Apprentice for Taylor and Stokowski.
The film's score was recorded at the Philadelphia Academy of Music.
The film's first roadshow opened at the Broadway Theatre in New York City on November 13, 1940.
1969 psychedelic-style re-release poster.
The film opened at the Carthay Circle Theatre on January 30, 1941.
The Sorcerer's Hat in Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Fantasia is a 1940 American animated musical anthology film produced and released by Walt Disney Productions, with story direction by Joe Grant and Dick Huemer and production supervision by Walt Disney and Ben Sharpsteen.

Disney settled on the film's concept in 1938 as work neared completion on The Sorcerer's Apprentice, originally an elaborate Silly Symphony cartoon designed as a comeback role for Mickey Mouse, who had declined in popularity.