DIRECTED BY: JEFF MALMBERG 2022 USA 89 MINUTES
Mickey: The Story of a Mouse @ Hotdocs opens Nov 12th
Our friends at Hot Docs have an incredible exclusive theatrical screenings about Mickey Mouse that everyone should catch IN CINEMA before the film hits Disney+ later this month.
One of the world’s most beloved icons, Mickey Mouse is recognized as a symbol of joy and childhood innocence in virtually every corner of the globe. Dreamed up at a low point in Walt Disney’s burgeoning career, Mickey became an overnight sensation when he starred in the first sync-sound animated short, Steamboat Willie. Through the decades that followed, the character evolved into strikingly different versions of himself that reflect both his creator’s remarkable career and dramatic societal shifts in the nation he came to represent.
Personally I've always been fascinated since animation school with Mickey's transition from "tracing quarters" for Mickey's head and body from the days of Ub Iwerks, to the bean shaped body from Freddy Moore in the Sorcerer's Apprentice. I wonder how much of that will be covered in the doc, but I'm sold either way. See ya there! 🐭