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A Pictorial History of the Movies: 1928 – Steamboat Willie

Walt motherfuckin’ Disney.

Where do you even start?

I guess we can start with the obvious: this is the first on-screen (official) debut of Mickey Mouse. And considering he is the single greatest screen character creation of the 20th century, and spawned a multi-billion dollar corporation, it’s pretty much gonna take precedent as the most important thing to happen the year it debuted.

Plus, we haven’t talked about animation yet. And animation is as integral as live-action is to the history of film.

Oh, and by the way, this is the first animated film with fully synchronized sound, so we’re actually hitting on all cylinders with this one.

But mostly… it’s Mickey Mouse. Obviously this was going to be the choice. (more…)