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 - Mickey Mouse "" Years A1J Fete Planned By Bob...
Mickey Mouse "" Years A1J Fete Planned By Bob Thomas HOLLYWOOD, (AP)-- Twenty years ago the most famous rodent in the world was born. On a tramride from New York to Los Angeles it popped into mind of a 26-year-old Chicago boy who had been a commercial artist and a drawer of movie .cartoons The rodent went forth into 'the world and became famous as Michel Souris an France, El Mi- guelieto Raton, in Latin America, Mikki Kuchi in Japan, Topinino in Italy and Mikki Maus in In the U. S he was known Mickey Mouse. Mickey was cradled in Walt Disnev's garage studio and in October" 1928, made his public at the Colon* theater m New York. The drama was called "Steamboat Willie" and compared to modern-day cartoons it would appear like adolescent drawings But Mickey became a sensation. The nation was flooded with AIicke\ Mouse wrist watches, , , - - ,, -- oo-mirt nnVc: t,v\ eaL suiJ.i-0, ow^jf, - - - | dolls, ,etc., fan clubs sprang up., The cartoon hero grew from jerkily moving outline to a well- drawn character that seemed almost human. . But then Mickey's career suffered a decline Critics said the Mick had lost his touch, had become a has been. He was bv newer stars m the Disney Pluto, Dippv ter-- Donald Duck, Dog and others. Finally, Mickey , accomplished I the 1 thing that most film stars ' _ - - . . 1 ^ 1 -- 4.1. n *is%nt nVt4 f"»Lr TTfl . ^flg tiling LIIO.L Jinvoi. i»"*- ~" Warren {md impossible--the comeback. He | starre( j m the "Sorcerer's Ap- S tariea m uue oun-v-^v.* » --t- pren tice" sequence of Fantasia in 1940. , . The war put Mickey on the inactive list as Disney devoted eftorts to training and educational films. . He is now appearing in his postwar film, "Fun and Fancy Fiee" and next week his anniversary will be celebrated in a befitting his position Fi\e hundred children of Hollywood notables and others will attend a party and preview in his honor.

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  1. The Daily Messenger,
  2. 06 Oct 1947, Mon,
  3. Page 6

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