History WesternAnimation / SteamboatWillie

5th May '16 3:38:45 PM TARINunit9
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* MoralDissonance and NoAnimalsWereHarmed: It's not okay to abuse animals just so you can make music anymore.

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* MoralDissonance and NoAnimalsWereHarmed: It's not okay to abuse animals just so you can make music anymore. Granted, [[PeelingPotatoes it wasn't exactly OK for Mickey either]].



* PeelingPotatoes: Mickey does this after being thrown in a room full with potatoes.

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* PeelingPotatoes: Mickey does this after being Mickey's punishment for slacking off so much is getting thrown in a room full with of potatoes.
16th Feb '16 5:50:38 PM eroock
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-->--'''ShamusCulhane''' on why "Steamboat Willie" was such an important film for animation

'''"Steamboat Willie"''' was a black-and-white WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse short released on November 18, 1928, being the short that kicked off what we have come to know as UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation. It is notable, not for being the first Mickey Mouse cartoon (that honor goes to ''WesternAnimation/PlaneCrazy'') and, contrary to popular belief, not for being the first sound cartoon[[note]][[Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer Fleischer Studios]]' 1924 ''Song Car-Tune'' "Mother, Mother Pin A Rose On Me" holds that honor, and [[TerryToons Paul Terry's]] 1928 short "Dinnertime" was released just a month before Willie hit the theaters[[/note]], but for being the first cartoon with a completely post-produced soundtrack of music, dialogue, and sound effects. Namely, it was the first cartoon to get it right, bringing UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfAnimation to an end.

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-->--'''ShamusCulhane''' -->-- '''ShamusCulhane''' on why "Steamboat Willie" was such an important film for animation

'''"Steamboat Willie"''' ''Steamboat Willie'' was a black-and-white WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse short released on November 18, 1928, being the short that kicked off what we have come to know as UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation. It is notable, not for being the first Mickey Mouse cartoon (that honor goes to ''WesternAnimation/PlaneCrazy'') and, contrary to popular belief, not for being the first sound cartoon[[note]][[Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer Fleischer Studios]]' 1924 ''Song Car-Tune'' "Mother, Mother Pin A Rose On Me" holds that honor, and [[TerryToons Paul Terry's]] 1928 short "Dinnertime" was released just a month before Willie hit the theaters[[/note]], but for being the first cartoon with a completely post-produced soundtrack of music, dialogue, and sound effects. Namely, it was the first cartoon to get it right, bringing UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfAnimation to an end.
8th Feb '16 5:10:56 PM GrammarNavi
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'''"Steamboat Willie"''' was a black-and-white WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse short released on November 18, 1928, being the short that kicked off what we have come to know as UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation. It is notable, not for being the first Mickey Mouse cartoon (that honor goes to ''WesternAnimation/PlaneCrazy'') and, contrary to popular belief, not for being the first sound cartoon[[note]][[Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer Fleischer Studios]]' 1924 ''Song Car-Tune'' "Mother, Mother Pin A Rose On Me" holds that honor, and [[TerryToons Paul Terry's]] 1928 short "Dinnertime" was released just a month before Willie hit the theaters[[/note]], but for being the first cartoon with a completely post-produced soundtrack of music, dialogue, and sound effects. Namely, it was the first cartoon to get it right, bringing TheSilentAgeOfAnimation to an end.

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'''"Steamboat Willie"''' was a black-and-white WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse short released on November 18, 1928, being the short that kicked off what we have come to know as UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation. It is notable, not for being the first Mickey Mouse cartoon (that honor goes to ''WesternAnimation/PlaneCrazy'') and, contrary to popular belief, not for being the first sound cartoon[[note]][[Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer Fleischer Studios]]' 1924 ''Song Car-Tune'' "Mother, Mother Pin A Rose On Me" holds that honor, and [[TerryToons Paul Terry's]] 1928 short "Dinnertime" was released just a month before Willie hit the theaters[[/note]], but for being the first cartoon with a completely post-produced soundtrack of music, dialogue, and sound effects. Namely, it was the first cartoon to get it right, bringing TheSilentAgeOfAnimation UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfAnimation to an end.
7th Feb '16 3:45:58 PM nombretomado
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'''"Steamboat Willie"''' was a black-and-white WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse short released on November 18, 1928, being the short that kicked off what we have come to know as TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation. It is notable, not for being the first Mickey Mouse cartoon (that honor goes to ''WesternAnimation/PlaneCrazy'') and, contrary to popular belief, not for being the first sound cartoon[[note]][[Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer Fleischer Studios]]' 1924 ''Song Car-Tune'' "Mother, Mother Pin A Rose On Me" holds that honor, and [[TerryToons Paul Terry's]] 1928 short "Dinnertime" was released just a month before Willie hit the theaters[[/note]], but for being the first cartoon with a completely post-produced soundtrack of music, dialogue, and sound effects. Namely, it was the first cartoon to get it right, bringing TheSilentAgeOfAnimation to an end.

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'''"Steamboat Willie"''' was a black-and-white WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse short released on November 18, 1928, being the short that kicked off what we have come to know as TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation.UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation. It is notable, not for being the first Mickey Mouse cartoon (that honor goes to ''WesternAnimation/PlaneCrazy'') and, contrary to popular belief, not for being the first sound cartoon[[note]][[Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer Fleischer Studios]]' 1924 ''Song Car-Tune'' "Mother, Mother Pin A Rose On Me" holds that honor, and [[TerryToons Paul Terry's]] 1928 short "Dinnertime" was released just a month before Willie hit the theaters[[/note]], but for being the first cartoon with a completely post-produced soundtrack of music, dialogue, and sound effects. Namely, it was the first cartoon to get it right, bringing TheSilentAgeOfAnimation to an end.
15th Sep '15 2:00:05 PM dsneybuf
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->''"By [[TheSilentAgeOfAnimation 1927-1928]], audiences would groan when a cartoon came on. Animation had worn out its welcome. The novelty was gone. If sound hadn't come in, the cartoon would have vanished."''

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->''"By [[TheSilentAgeOfAnimation 1927-1928]], 1927-1928, audiences would groan when a cartoon came on. Animation had worn out its welcome. The novelty was gone. If sound hadn't come in, the cartoon would have vanished."''
5th Sep '15 7:00:17 PM nombretomado
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This short was chosen for preservation in the NationalFilmRegistry.

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This short was chosen for preservation in the NationalFilmRegistry.
UsefulNotes/NationalFilmRegistry.
29th Aug '15 1:07:39 PM bt8257
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->''"By [[TheSilentAgeofAnimation 1927-1928]], audiences would groan when a cartoon came on. Animation had worn out its welcome. The novelty was gone. If sound hadn't come in, the cartoon would have vanished."''

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->''"By [[TheSilentAgeofAnimation [[TheSilentAgeOfAnimation 1927-1928]], audiences would groan when a cartoon came on. Animation had worn out its welcome. The novelty was gone. If sound hadn't come in, the cartoon would have vanished."''
25th May '15 3:23:52 PM maxwellsilver
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'''"Steamboat Willie"''' was a black-and-white Disney/MickeyMouse short released on November 18, 1928, being the short that kicked off what we have come to know as TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation. It is notable, not for being the first Mickey Mouse cartoon (that honor goes to ''WesternAnimation/PlaneCrazy'') and, contrary to popular belief, not for being the first sound cartoon[[note]][[Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer Fleischer Studios]]' 1924 ''Song Car-Tune'' "Mother, Mother Pin A Rose On Me" holds that honor, and [[TerryToons Paul Terry's]] 1928 short "Dinnertime" was released just a month before Willie hit the theaters[[/note]], but for being the first cartoon with a completely post-produced soundtrack of music, dialogue, and sound effects. Namely, it was the first cartoon to get it right, bringing TheSilentAgeOfAnimation to an end.

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'''"Steamboat Willie"''' was a black-and-white Disney/MickeyMouse WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse short released on November 18, 1928, being the short that kicked off what we have come to know as TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation. It is notable, not for being the first Mickey Mouse cartoon (that honor goes to ''WesternAnimation/PlaneCrazy'') and, contrary to popular belief, not for being the first sound cartoon[[note]][[Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer Fleischer Studios]]' 1924 ''Song Car-Tune'' "Mother, Mother Pin A Rose On Me" holds that honor, and [[TerryToons Paul Terry's]] 1928 short "Dinnertime" was released just a month before Willie hit the theaters[[/note]], but for being the first cartoon with a completely post-produced soundtrack of music, dialogue, and sound effects. Namely, it was the first cartoon to get it right, bringing TheSilentAgeOfAnimation to an end.



!!''SteamboatWillie'' contains examples of the following tropes:

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!!''SteamboatWillie'' !!''Steamboat Willie'' contains examples of the following tropes:



* MickeyMousing: The {{Trope Maker|s}}, though {{Ur Example}}s do exist in some form, silent cartoons did have musical scores (which would have to be played by a piano player in the movie theater) and characters would often move to the beats, but not to the same extent.

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* MickeyMousing: The {{Trope Maker|s}}, though {{Ur Example}}s do exist in some form, form; silent cartoons did have musical scores (which would have to be played by a piano player in the movie theater) and characters would often move to the beats, but not to the same extent.
18th May '15 9:29:21 AM SirTiki
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The short was revolutionary for its time, and its copyright status in the US is still up in the air; Disney has successfully lobbied Congress to extend its copyright to 2023 (which is part of the reason that the Copyright Term Extension Act is occasionally known as the "Mickey Mouse Protection Act") though by the original law it should have fallen into {{public domain|Animation}} years ago. It may in fact already be in the public domain due to errors in the original copyright formulation, but [[FrivolousLawsuit don't let Disney hear you mention that]]. In several other countries, including Canada and Russia, the short has been in the public domain for several years.

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The short was revolutionary for its time, and its copyright status in the US is still up in the air; in 1998, Disney has successfully lobbied the U.S. Congress to extend its copyright to 2023 (which is part of the reason that the Copyright Term Extension Act is occasionally known as the "Mickey Mouse Protection Act") though by the original law it should have fallen into {{public domain|Animation}} years ago. It may in fact already be in the public domain due to errors in the original copyright formulation, but [[FrivolousLawsuit don't let Disney hear you mention that]]. In several other countries, including Canada and Russia, the short has been in the public domain for several years.
15th Apr '15 12:12:25 PM AFRHDTYGJYHIUJH
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