Steamboat Willie

I find it quite amazing how a 7 minute and 23 second cartoon released almost 100 years ago is still extremely well known and loved among thousands of people.
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"Steamboat Willie" was first released in 1928, and as everyone knows, it's about Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, Mickey's girlfriend. This animated short was actually Mickey's third film to star in, but it was the first film Walt Disney distributed.

As you can see, "Steamboat Willie" plays along with sound, and the sound is synchronized with the motion pictures. This doesn't seem like anything awesome now-a-days, but this animation was actually the FIRST cartoon with synchronized sound!

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