Steamboat Willie (1928)
Steamboat WillieDirected by:
Walt Disney, Roy O. DisneyAnimated by:
Wilfred JacksonMusic by:
Walt Disney StudiosRelease date:
7 min.Color process:
The first Mickey Mouse cartoon with synchronized sound. Disney agonized over the synchronization of sound to the animation in Steamboat Willie. The cartoon also introduces a prototypical Minnie mouse. Mickey’s pretty much a jerk within the narrative of the film, inflicting cruelty on animals to create music and when the mood strikes him.