Category Archives: Walt Disney

Mickey Mouse on the Cover of Life Magazine

In today’s digital age do you remember Life Magazine? Many do, and in July 2016 Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney made a surprise appearance on the cover.

MIckey Mouse Life Magazine 2016

This nostalgia trip with Walt Disney has its own new bit of trivia: believe it or this, this is the first time Walt Disney has been on the cover of Life Magazine.

His immortal characters and company scenes have been on numerous covers, but never Walt himself until now.

The cover features Mickey appearing to be standing on Walt’s lap.

Mickey Mouse Life Magazine 1978

Mickey Mouse was also on the cover in 1978 for his 50th anniversary. This covers shows him painting a self portrait as if he were Norman Rockwell. Other popular stories of the issue included What Israel Giving up the Sinai, 75 years of flight, and the disco craze.

Mickey Mouse Life Magazine 1971

Disney characters, including Mickey also appeared on a few other covers, such as the 1971 cover celebrating the opening of Walt Disney World in Florida, but these are the two where Mickey Mouse was a prime feature for the cover.

Mickey Mouse Life Magazine 1934

In 1934 Mickey was sort of on a humorous cover. The lady is saying “I said I’d go as Minnie-ha-ha, not Minnie Mouse…” as her man looks a little foolish in his Mickey Mouse costume.

New Mickey Mouse Cartoon Stars Walt Disney’s Voice

Walt Disney may no longer be with us, and it has been over a half a century since he voiced Mickey Mouse, but that has not stopped the Walt Disney Company from creating a new Mickey Mouse cartoon using Walt’s voice.

In the newly released “Get a Horse!” technicians used snippets of Walt’s audio voicing Mickey Mouse between 1928 and 1947, and rearranged them to create a new story.  The new story then runs the gamut from the old back and white films to new 3D effects.

Word by word they used and rearranged various snippets to make it sound like Walt was voicing over a new animated film made in 2013.

You can decide how successful this “reanimation” technique has been by checking out this video clip from “Get a Horse!”:

 

The length of the full animation is about seven minutes. It is being shown in movie theatres before the regular Disney movie Frozen starts. Some have said it is so wonderful it should be considered for an Oscar.

The Get a Horse! short was first seen at France’s Annecy International Animation Festival this past June. It received a nice response from both audiences and critics.