“It all started with a mouse,” the saying goes, and this fall Disney Original Documentary will release “Mickey: The Story Of A Mouse” worldwide on Disney+, which has released a first trailer.
About the Documentary
As one of the world’s most beloved characters, Mickey Mouse is recognized as a symbol of joy and childhood innocence in virtually every corner of the globe.
Dreamed up at a low point in Walt Disney’s burgeoning career, Mickey became an overnight sensation when he starred in the first sync-sound animated short, “Steamboat Willie.”
Through the decades that followed, the character evolved into strikingly different versions of himself that reflect both his creator’s remarkable career and dramatic societal shifts in the nation he came to represent.
“Mickey: The Story Of A Mouse” features legendary Disney animators Eric Goldberg, Mark Henn and Randy Haycock, as well as animation artist and Disney Legend Floyd Norman. Art historian Carmenita Higginbotham, director of Walt Disney Archives Rebecca Cline and archivist Kevin Kern are also featured in the film.
With exclusive archival footage and interviews, the film examines the ongoing artistic and cultural significance, along with the controversies, surrounding the nearly 100-year-old cartoon mouse.
The documentary also features a brand new Walt Disney Animation Studios hand-drawn animated short, “Mickey in a Minute,” and documents its animation process by Eric Goldberg, Mark Henn and Randy Haycock.
“Mickey: The Story Of A Mouse” is directed by award-winning filmmaker Jeff Malmberg and produced by Academy AwardⓇ-winner Morgan Neville, Meghan Walsh, and Chris Shellen.
The documentary was executive produced by Caitrin Rogers, edited by Jake Hostetter, Aaron Wickenden, cinematography by Antonio Cisneros, sound design by Lawrence Everson, and music by Daniel Wohl.
“Ninety-four years ago, Walt Disney created a mouse that would become one of the world’s most beloved characters,” said Marjon Javadi, vice president of Disney Original Documentary.
“We are excited for the world to see Mickey Mouse in a way they’ve never seen him before. Our award-winning team of filmmakers captures Mickey’s journey through the years and reminds us why he has had such an impact on us.”
This teaser trailer was released at D23 Expo 2022, and features various short clips of Mickey through the years. There’s also some footage of Walt.
Take a look:
A new poster was also released with the trailer:
When You Can Watch It
“Mickey: The Story Of A Mouse” had its World Premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival earlier this year and also screened at this year’s Sun Valley Film Festival and Newport Summer Film Series, among several others.
Now it will debut globally on Disney+ on November 18, 2022 – which is also Mickey Mouse’s birthday.
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