– by Anthony Esteves

On November 18, 1928, The Walt Disney/Ub Iwerks short film Steamboat Willie premiered at Universal’s Theatre in New York City. While it was technically the third film to feature Mickey, it was the first one to be distributed to the public. After having seen The Jazz Singer, Disney was focused and committed on producing the first fully synchronized sound cartoon.

Fast forward 90 years and we approach the 90th anniversary of that day in a few months. A day that would go on to create arguably the greatest cartoon icon in the history of animation (I’m fully aware that a certain carrot-munching hare would take issue with that statement). In honor of the upcoming anniversary, Funko will be releasing special limited edition Mickey Mouse Pops. Here’s a link to take a look at the Steamboat Willie Pop:

Steamboat Willie Funko Pop

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The entire lineup of Mickey Mouse 90th Anniversary Pops will start to become available in September, which will feature the Apprentice, The Firefighter, and the Conductor Pops. No word yet on if any other Mickey Mouse variations will be available after that. Funko is also promoting their Nightmare Before Christmas 25th anniversary Pops, which are bound to be favorites among many collectors.

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Source: Comicbook.com