Happy anniversary, Mickey and Minnie

November 18, 2019

It’s the 91st anniversary of the premiere of “Steamboat Willie,” which was the first film starring Mickey and Minnie Mouse to be shown in theaters. The two mice had actually made their debut a few months earlier in “Plane Crazy,” which failed to find a distributor in 1928 and was not released until the following year, after the success of “Steamboat Willie” had made stars of Mickey and Minnie.


Friday happy dance

November 8, 2019

TRIGGER WARNING: This Disney classic was made before the invention of political correctness. View at your own risk.


Wednesday weirdness

June 19, 2019


Friday happy dance — Arbor Day edition

April 26, 2019


Santa’s workshop

December 20, 2018

TRIGGER WARNING: This Disney classic was made before the invention of political correctness. View at your own risk.


Friday happy dance

December 14, 2018


Happy birthday, Gioachino

February 28, 2018

Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868) doesn’t actually get a birthday this year, since he was born on February 29, but we’re going to wish him a happy birthday anyway. Here is his William Tell Overture, played slightly out of sequence by Mickey Mouse and his band, with Donald Duck supplying the counterpoint.


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