Sometimes an animators first idea isn’t their best, or last, idea. Time changes everything— animated characters are no exception. Some huge changes and some minor, but none of these characters look the way they initially did.
Original Mickey Mouse
The first appearance of Mickey Mouse was in the cartoon Steamboat Willie in 1928. Walt Disney based this mouse character off of an already loved personality, Charlie Chaplin. “Steamboat Willie” introduced who is now the world’s most recognized character.