Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Steamboat Willie (1928) - (Disney Animation) Commercial Reprint Poster

Steamboat Willie (1928) - (Disney Animation) US reprint one-sheet

This is a 26.25" x 37.5" reprint poster for the 1928 Ub Iwerks and Walt Disney cartoon short Steamboat Willie. This was considered a landmark film as the first cartoon using synchronized sound and the release date (18 November 1928) is now considered the birthday of Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Plot summary: As Steamboat Willie, Mickey is shown happily whistling and piloting a steamboat, but Captain Peg Leg Pete decides to banish Mickey to the main deck as a deck hand and a potato peeler. Mickey makes the best of his situation by devising with Minnie's help a variety of unlikely ways of playing "Turkey in the Straw."

Cast and crew: Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse, Ub Iwerks, Wilfred Jackson, Bert Lewis, Les Clark, Dick Lundy, Carl Edourade



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