“Steamboat Willie” (1928) IMDb

Categorization

First cartoon made with synchronized sound.

Commentary

Ecocritically and historically interesting. Otherwise dull. Its making brought the tiny industry of cartoons through the Jazz Singer (1927) check valve. This ended the possibility of another “Symphonie Diagonale” (1924).

animation fiction moving picture

Sequel:

“Mickey’s Trailer” (1938) IMDb

Commentary

The centerpiece shots of the caravan careening down hill looks like an extension of this motif in “I Wanna Play House” (1936).

animation fiction moving picture

Sequel:

“Mickey’s Christmas Carol” (1983) IMDb