This past week, the Disney Studios celebrated the 80th anniversary of Mickey Mouse starring within Steamboat Willie, the first cartoon complete with voices, sound effects, and music.
While a monumental event when it first debuted on November 18th, 1928; somehow over the years this cartoon has become designated as Mickey and Minne Mouse's "birth" day/anniversary premiere.
But it should be noted that two previous Mickey Mouse cartoons were produced and shown as silent features PRIOR to Steamboat Willie 's release.
Plane Crazy, with Mickey dreaming of being an aviator like Charles Lindbergh, was released on May 15th of that year and is the true first animated feature starring what has become the Disney Studios' spokes-character, while The Gallopin' Gaucho was released on August 7th, 1928. Both were later re-released after Steamboat Willie with soundtrack of their own.
Yet while how, let alone why, this mistake was made and persists over the decades since can be debated, there is no denying that Mickey and Company have certainly done their best to entertain numerous generations in the years since.
Meanwhile, here is our resident comedienne Ms. Waxy Dragon with this week's jokes...
Is Good Mousekeeping a cat's favorite magazine?
My uncle the genetics scientist tried crossing a mouse with an elephant, but all he got was something that left great big holes in the wall.
What is small, furry, and brilliant at sword fights? A mouseketeer!
And on that note... "M-I-C, see you real soon." Next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!