Disney History – January 13

This Day in Disney History January 13


First Mickey Mouse Comic Strip 1930

1930: The first Mickey Mouse comic strip appeared in newspapers

From D23:
Mickey becomes inspired to build an airplane in the first Mickey Mouse comic strip, first distributed Monday, January 13, 1930.

The first comic strip arrived on January 13, 1930 and, incidentally, followed a similar storyline to the first Mickey cartoon produced—Plane Crazy (1928), which Ub had animated all by himself. In the strip, our ambitious hero is again inspired by Charles Lindbergh to pursue the building of his own airplane. (How could anything go wrong with that idea?)
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From Wikipedia:
Mickey first appeared in comics after he had appeared in 15 commercially successful animated shorts and was easily recognized by the public. Walt Disney was approached by King Features Syndicate with the offer to license Mickey and his supporting characters for use in a comic strip. Disney accepted and Mickey made his first comic strip appearance on January 13, 1930. The comical plot was credited to Disney himself, art to Ub Iwerks and inking to Win Smith.
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1934: The Cartoon Shorts “Shanghaied” and “The China Shop” were both released

From Wikipedia:
Mickey and Minnie are kidnapped by Pete who is the captain of a ship. Mickey is able to escape from being tied up and fights Pete and his men to take over the ship.
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From Wikipedia:
The China Shop is a short animated Disney cartoon, it was released in 1934 in the Silly Symphonies series. The short was directed by Wilfred Jackson[1] and is told to be a step ahead in the character staging for the age, because of the thoughful opening scene in which the shopkeeper closes the store, contrasting with the broad kind of movements made by the time.
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