On the subject of good and evil, there is definitely both in the world.
I do feel a little bit like Walt Disney’s evil twin! After all, I’m the guy who invented the clown that eats children… but Disney had his Stephen King side – he was the guy who gave us the forest fire in Bambi. And there’s the Evil Queen in Snow White. – Stephen King
Today we want to focus on the good in the world. Yes, we are thankful for Walt Disney!
I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse. – Walt Disney
Today’s Thanks Living is a little different. I’m thankful for the gift of laughter. Childhood innocence is precious and I could not imagine a child not knowing a certain mouse who wears red shorts year-round, yellow shoes and white gloves! I’m thankful to God for talented people like Walt Disney who bring cartoons like Mickey Mouse to us and give us a break from reality which is entirely too scary.
Walt Disney created Mickey Mouse in the late 1920’s. His film début was “Steamboat Willie” in 1928. The cartoon was inspired by a 1928 movie with Buster Keaton called “Steamboat Bill, Jr.” Interestingly, the movie is in the public domain, but it doesn’t look like we will ever be able to post the cartoon due to the very strict copyright laws on Mickey Mouse.
By 1930 Mickey was featured in a comic strip that ran for 45 years. In 1955 the famous “Mickey Mouse Club” was seen by millions on television. When the Mickey Mouse club came to an end in 1996 we didn’t hear much from Mickey. Of course when you go to Disneyland he is front and center, along with his girlfriend, Minnie, dog Pluto and friends Donald Duck and Goofy.
We need more people like Walt Disney in the world. It’s so important to learn to laugh once in a while. I do wish Mickey a very happy birthday – ! I thank God for the 85 years of happiness he has given us!
M-I-C… K-E-Y… M-O-U-S-E. MICKEY MOUSE!!!!!!!!!
(admit it – you sang the theme song, didn’t you???) Wink! 😉