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Mickey Mouse’s Official 90th Birthday Portrait

The Walt Disney Company and Disney fans everywhere are celebrating the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse. A new birthday portrait titled “Spreading Happiness Around the World” was painted by legendary Walt Disney Animation Studios animator Mark Henn. The unveiling of the new work—the latest in… Read More »Mickey Mouse’s Official 90th Birthday Portrait

Disney’s Steamboat Willie gets the “As Told by Emoji” treatment

Walt Disney’s iconic character Mickey Mouse made his big screen debut in 1928 in the “Steamboat Willie” animated short. As Disney’s first animated short to be released with synchronized sound, it also marked the debut of Mickey’s sweetheart Minnie. Almost 100 years later Disney has… Read More »Disney’s Steamboat Willie gets the “As Told by Emoji” treatment

Mickey Mouse Copyright Mystery

For its vigorous pursuit of copyright extension and trademark protection the Walt Disney Company is often made to be the villain in the war for freedom of expression and artistic expression. I obviously have a dog, or two, in this fight (my content is stolen… Read More »Mickey Mouse Copyright Mystery