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SHIPPING IN APRIL 2019 - Mickey Mouse made his debut on November 18, 1928, at the Colony Theater in New York in Steamboat Willie, [film title should be in italics] Disney’s first animated cartoon with synchronized sound. Walt Disney directed the short film and contributed his own squeaks to the soundtrack, which was backed by a 15-piece band recorded with the Powers Cinephone process. As a mischievous deckhand on a riverboat, Mickey – to Minnie’s delight – creates a musical version of “Turkey in the Straw,” utilizing an animal menagerie as his instruments. The tyrannical Captain Pete is not amused, and Mickey finds himself peeling potatoes in the galley. In celebration of 90 years of Mickey Mouse, we are pleased to present a Steamboat Willie – Minnie Mouse by Steiff, offered as a limited edition of only 1,090 pieces. Made of finest Trevira velvet, Minnie is shown wearing her fashionable flower-topped hat, ruffled skirt and timelessly stylish shoes. In keeping with the black and white production of Mickey Mouse’s film debut, Minnie has been designed in black and white.