Steamboat Willie Overview:

Steamboat Willie (1928) was a Animation - Family Film directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks and produced by Walt Disney and Roy O. Disney.

Steamboat Willie was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1998.

BlogHub Articles:

Steamboat Willie

By samcooper on Apr 13, 2013 From Pretty Clever Films

There are many reasons why Walt Disney’s Steamboat Willie cartoon has remained a staple in American animation.?Sure, there were cartoons that featured sound in the early 1920′s – Fleishcher’s Inkwell Studios did it with Song Car-Tunes. This also isn’t the “first&#... Read full article


See all Steamboat Willie articles

Quotes from

No Quote for this film.

Facts about

According to Roy O. Disney, Walt Disney came up with the idea of putting a soundtrack into his next Mickey Mouse cartoon after watching The Jazz Singer.
Debuted at the Colony Theatre on Broadway, on November 18, 1928.
On its release, this cartoon was paired with the movie Gang War, but it was this cartoon, not the main movie, that movie patrons walked away talking about.
read more facts about Steamboat Willie...
Share this page:
Visit the Classic Movie Hub Blog CMH
National Film Registry

Steamboat Willie

Released 1928
Inducted 1998
(Short, Sound)




See All Films in National Registry >>
Also directed by Ub Iwerks




More about Ub Iwerks >>
Also produced by Walt Disney




More about Walt Disney >>
Also released in 1928




See All 1928 films >>