Welcome to those of you joining me from My Dreams of Disney and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 2nd stop on our Magical Blogorail.
What comes to your mind when you hear the phrase "Vintage Disney?" For some it's old theme park attractions, others it's The Fox and the Hound - that phrase can go so many directions.
For me? I go directly to Mickey Mouse.
We recognize Steamboat Willie as Mickey Mouse's first cartoon - but did you know that Plane Crazy came out first? Plane Crazy was given a silent screen test in May of 1928. Though it didn't take off, Disney added sound and released Steamboat Willie in November of 1928, and fully releasing Plane Crazy as a sound cartoon in 1929.
In 1929 alone, there were 12 mickey mouse cartoons released. Sketches were made over and over, turned into storyboards, which turned into animated features - that we can still enjoy today (thank you, you tube!). I'm always amazed at the discipline and the tedium of animation - it's so incredible to see how they made it!
Of the 130+ films Mickey Mouse starred in (not to include the new/old one that premiered at Frozen which is incredible), my favorite sticks with The Band Concert.
Vintage Mickey - big, full, black eyes - I love the pie-slice eyes, too - but this one right here. Mickey in his band leader costume. He's my absolute favorite. This 1935 is so clever - it's witty, displays classical music, cartoon antics, and is the absolute basic Mickey Mouse and what comes to mind when I hear "Vintage Disney."
Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Disney on Wheels.
Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:
1st Stop ~ My Dreams of Disney
**2nd Stop ~ Disney Babies Blog** You are here!
3rd Stop ~ Disney on Wheels
4th Stop ~ My Pixie Dust Diary
Final Stop ~ Disney Nouns
**All pictures from the Walt Disney Family Museum. If you find yourself in San Francisco, this is an absolute must for Disney fans - plus great views of the city!**