Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Steamboat Willie Poster Design

On Walt Disney's birthday, here is a memento of Mickey Mouse whose birthday I somehow failed to celebrate this year. November 18, 1928 was the original release date for "Steamboat Willie." Although "Plane Crazy" was the first Mickey Mouse short made, "Steamboat Willie" was the first theatrical release. No copies of the published poster are extant.

Walt Disney Studios 
Steamboat Willie, 1928
Mickey Mouse at the helm, original layout for U.S. cinema poster, graphite on paper, unframed
Image -- Mickey: 5x4in. (12.7x10.2cm.)
Sight -- 11x7¾in. (28x19.7cm.)

Walt Disney,"Steamboat Willie" (1928)


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