The official mascot of The Walt Disney Company, the cartoon character Mickey Mouse, an anthropomorphic mouse who typically wears large yellow shoes, red shorts and white gloves is one of the world’s most recognizable cartoon characters created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks back in 1928. Starting from its first appearance in 1928 in test screenings of 2 undistributed silent cartoons, went on to appear in over 130 films, extensively featured as comic-strip character, and eventually became the very 1st cartoon character to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This renowned cartoon character now with an incredible history spanning over 80 long years has a special place in the history of cartoons. And, the recent sale of a 1928 made vintage Mickey Mouse movie poster, one of the earliest known surviving example hidden away in a Chico home for years, for more than $100,000 by auctioneer Heritage Auctions, makes it very apparent that anything associated with Mickey is truly a treasure of the pop-culture.
This rare Mickey Mouse poster originally belonged to the family of a deceased collector based in Northern California. This particular color poster shows a smiling Mickey, which was the first ever cartoon character to talk, waving his gloved hand, and advertising the ‘Mickey Mouse sound cartoon,’ with slogan calling the “The World’s Funniest Cartoon Character," and "A Sensation in Sound and synchrony".
Described to be an important piece of pop-culture treasure, the poster drawn by Ub Iwerks was bought by an anonymous buyer in Dallas, Texas for $101,575.