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Monday, December 1, 2014

Walt Disney's Firsts: Steamboat Willie

When Walt Disney lost Oswald and created Mickey Mouse, his studio's finances were not that great. As they finished up production on the first cartoon Plane Crazy, the world became excited about the first sound film. Despite his cash crunch, Walt scrapped plans to release Plane Crazy first and began production on the more expensive sound cartoon Steamboat Willie. His risk paid off handsomely. The first sound cartoon ever made was a huge sensation.