Disney Legend Eric Goldberg Talks ‘Mickey: The Story of a Mouse’

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Legendary Disney Animator, Eric Goldberg Talks About ‘Mickey: The Story of a Mouse‘ coming to Disney+ on Friday, November 18, 2022.


As Disney Animation celebrates its centennial anniversary this year, we are reminded that it all started with a little mouse that was originally named Mortimer. Luckily, Walt Disney’s wife, Lillian thought it was a terrible name and suggested he rename the world’s most famous rodent, Mickey, and from there began a journey no one would have ever expected.

Being released on his 94th birthday, ‘Mickey: The Story of a Mouse‘ became an overnight sensation when he starred in the first sync-sound animated short, ‘Steamboat Willie.’

That one little mouse built an empire with his home in Burbank, CA, his original theme park in Anaheim, CA, expanding to Orlando, FL and eventually the world, including Tokyo, Hong Kong, Paris and Shanghai.

Mickey Mouse now owns Lucasfilm, the home of Star Wars and Indiana Jones and Marvel, featuring your favorite superheroes such s Iron Man, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Ant-Man, Wasp, Ms. Marvel, Black Panther, Wolverine, the X-Men and so many more.

Thanks to our friends we connected with Disney Legend, Animator, Eric Goldberg to discuss ‘Mickey: The Story of a Mouse‘, and learn why this little mouse is so special to so many people around the world with those ears being just as recognizable, if not more so than Superman’s “S” shield.

Mr. Goldberg has won three Annie Awards with one for Character Animation in a Feature Production for ‘The Princess and the Frog‘ and another for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Character Animation for ‘Fantasia 2000.’

For those that may have forgotten Mr. Goldberg also directed 1995’s Pocahontas, which those three accolades alone make him more than enough of an expert to talk about Mickey Mouse and the world that he build.

Mickey: The Story of a Mouse‘ comes to Disney+ on Friday, November 18, 2022.

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