Did you know that today is a special day in Disney history, especially for fans of Mickey Mouse?
On this day back in 1928, audiences saw the first test screening of a Mickey Mouse short, which was “Plane Crazy.” People often confuse whether “Plane Crazy” or “Steamboat Willie” was the first Mickey Mouse cartoon, but Dave Smith clears this up in his book “Dave Smith’s Disney A-Z,” explaining that “Plane Crazy” was the first Mickey Mouse cartoon produced, but the third released (“Steamboat Willie” was the first released).
In “Plane Crazy,” Mickey Mouse and his friends build an airplane and take Minnie on an adventurous flight. Today, it’s easy to see how flight has continued to inspire Disney attractions at our parks around the world.
In honor of today’s nod to history, which is your favorite high-flying adventure at a Disney Park?
Today in Disney History: First Mickey Mouse Short Previews by Jennifer Fickley-Baker: Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blog