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    Mickey Mouse made his debut in "Steamboat Willie" on Nov. 18, 1928. His image now graces comics, Disney parks, merchandising and video games. "I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse," creator Walt Disney said in 1954.
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    Minnie stands next to Mickey's plane in "Plane Crazy" produced in 1928. Minnie Mouse also appeared in "Steamboat Willie" in 1928.
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    Fire Chief Mickey saves Minnie from her burning house after a series of episodes involving the fire house and answering the alarm, released June 25, 1930.
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    Mickey is a reckless taxi driver who has a series of hilarious adventures involving a flat tire, a medicine man, a cow, and a collision with a barn, released March 17, 1931.
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    Walt & Mickey doll pose with huge pile of fan mail. In 1933, Mickey Mouse received 800,000 pieces of fan mail - more than any other star in Hollywood.
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    "Shanghaied" debuted Jan. 13, 1934. In this pirate adventure, Mickey saves Minnie from Peg Leg Pete and his crew with the aid of a stuffed swordfish, taking over the ship in the process.
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    The Mickey Mouse balloon made its debut in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Nov. 24, 1934.
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    Walt and Lillian with a Mickey Mouse doll travel on a European Vacation in 1935 with a large Charlotte Clark Mickey Mouse doll. On June 12, 1935, they took the Paddington Boat Train from the cruise ship port at Plymouth to London. This photo was taken on the roof of the Grosvenor Hotel in London that same day.
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    "Thru the Mirror" was released May 30, 1936 and is based on "Alice Through the Looking Glass." Mickey dreams he steps through his bedroom mirror into a land where all the furnishings are animated and he can interact with them. After Mickey dances with the queen in a deck of playing cards, making the king jealous, they attack him and send him back through the mirror as the alarm clock wakes him.
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    Released Oct. 15, 1937, Mickey, Donald, & Goofy attempt to clean a huge clock on a high tower. Goofy is mystified by whoever is striking the bell, and when he gets caught inside the bell, the resulting clang causes him to stagger dazedly about, unwittingly performing daring acrobatics, while Donald gets tangled up with the mainspring that eventually captures them all.
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    Mickey plays the sorcerer's apprentice while directing a broom from the 1940 movie "Fantasia."
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    The "Mickey and the Beanstalk" portion of the 1947 film was the last time Walt Disney voiced Mickey Mouse, as he was too busy working on other projects to continue voicing the famous character. Disney replaced himself with sound effects artist Jimmy MacDonald.
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    "The Simple Things" was released April 18, 1953. While Mickey fishes at the beach, Pluto has bad encounters with a clam and then a seagull who also steals Mickey's bait and fish. The pair are eventually chased away by all the gull's friends. This was the last Mickey Mouse cartoon for 30 years until Mickey's Christmas Carol.
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    Mouseketeer members of The Mickey Mouse Club television program, Nov. 26, 1955.
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    Mickey Mouse welcomes construction workers and their families to Disney World in Orlando, Fla, Sept. 30, 1971 during weekend dry run for the opening of the amusement park, located 20 miles southwest of Orlando.
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    Mickey Mouse became the 1700th star, and first animated personality, to have his star placed on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, Nov. 13, 1978.
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    Mickey Mouse as Bob Cratchit and family in "Mickey's Christmas Carol" in 1996.
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    Released August 11, 1995 with "A Kid in King Arthur's Court." Dr. Frankenollie, a mad scientist, transplants Mickey's brain into a monster's body and vice versa. The monsterized Mickey, known as Julius, becomes obsessed with pursuing Minnie, and Mickey, whose intentions are misunderstood because he is in the monster's body, tries to save her.
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    Disney Channel's "Mickey Mouse Works," a half-hour animated series, joined the Saturday morning children's lineup in 1999, marking the first time Mickey, Donald Duck, Goofy, Pluto and Minnie Mouse starred together in a television series. Before this series, Mickey hosted "The Mickey Mouse Club," which debuted in 1955 as one of the most popular children's shows of all time.
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