Mickey Mouse in Plane Crazy (1928)

April 12, 2011

Mickey tries to emulate his hero, Charles Lindberg, and woo Minnie with his own, homemade airplane. Directed by Walt Disney.

This was the first Mickey Mouse cartoon to be made. A silent version was previewed in Los Angeles, but failed to impress audiences, so did not go on general release. A second cartoon, The Gallopin’ Gaucho, was also put on hold.

After the success of the the sound film, Steamboat Willie, Disney released Plane Crazy with sound in 1929. This leads to some ambiguity as to which is the first Mickey Mouse cartoon, as Plane Crazy was the first to be produced while Steamboat Willie was the first to be released.

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