Today is the 81st anniversary of the release of "Steamboat Willie".
At New York's 79th Street Theatre on today's date in 1928, the first Disney cartoon with synchronized sound opened the bill for the film "Gang War" and took the nation by storm.
Remember "Gang War"? Me neither, and I remember EVERYTHING! Know who Mickey Mouse is? Yep!
I wonder though, how many of you have ever seen the entire cartoon? Every one's seen snippets of it, but I'll bet most have never seen it soup to nuts.
Don't worry, that's what I'm here for.
Thanks Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks!
You created a legacy and a masterpiece, by just doing what you were going to do anyway, even if no one had been looking. Thankfully, we WERE looking.