Mickey & Minnie
The mouse that started it all is turning 90.
Mickey Mouse, the reigning prince of the Disney Kingdom, made his big-screen debut 90 years ago, on November 18, 1928, in the animation short Steamboat Willie.
Since then, Mickey has made countless appearances on screen, toured both on the ice and on stage, and entertained millions around the world through 12 theme parks, cruises, and for certain Disney-fanatics, has even walked brides down the aisle.
For close to a century, Mickey Mouse has been at the cornerstone of Walt Disney's billion-dollar empire; an empire that has simultaneously become one of the world's most powerful and recognizable companies while still keeping at the hearts and electrifying the imaginations of millions through nearly 750 Disney films.
In homage to Mickey's milestone birthday, Stylight decided to take Disney's most famous cartoon and illustrate other cultural icons of the past 90 years in his style. From Marilyn Monroe and James Dean to today's Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, we wanted to pay tribute to the little mouse from Missouri who became a force of nature; because as Walt Disney himself once said:
"I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a mouse."
Did you know...
Mickey Mouse was originally named Mortimer Mouse? His name was changed because Walt Disney's wife, Lillian, thought Mickey sounded nicer than Mortimer.
Mickey's first watch? One of Mickey's most famous products, his Mickey Mouse watch, was first manufactured in 1933 and sold for $3.75.
In celebration of his 50th birthday in 1978, Mickey Mouse became the first animated character to be honored on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.