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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.

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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


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Felix the Cat animator Hal Walker is quoted in John Canemaker's "Felix: the Twisted Tale of the World's Most Famous Cat" saying that: "Disney put us out of business with his sound".
One scene that was planned but never animated was at the loading dock. After Mickey loaded the cow onto the boat, he was to have loaded the sow and her piglets as well.
This is one of six cartoons that plays in the Main Street Cinema at Disneyland.
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National Film Registry

Steamboat Willie

Released 1928
Inducted 1998
(Short, Sound)




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Also directed by Ub Iwerks




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Also produced by Walt Disney




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Also released in 1928




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