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Mickey Mouse rides an auto-rickshaw on his 86th birthday! These 14 pictures show how Mickey Mouse has changed since 1928

November 18, 2014, 4:28 PM IST Buzz Buzz
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Mickey Mouse turns 86 today. One of Walt Disney's most loved cartoon characters, Mickey Mouse has been an integral part of everyone's childhood. He made his debut in the 1928 movie 'Steamboat Willie' and the iconic image of Mickey steering the ship became an important part of history. It is believed that Mickey Mouse's first appearance was actually in a short movie 'Plane Crazy', a little before Steamboat Willie released. Over the years, Mickey Mouse put on weight, but the gloves and shoes remained intact. On his 86th birthday, Mickey Mouse dons an Indian avatar and rides an auto in Disney India's new video. These vintage photos from the 1930's till date show how the cartoon character has evolved.
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It is widely assumed Steamboat Willie was the first appearance of Mickey Mouse. He actually first appeared in a silent short called Plane Crazy back in 1928.
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The Mickey Mouse in Steamboat Willie from was the first big appearance of Mickey Mouse. The iconic image of Mickey steering the ship is well known.
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A meeting of the Mickey Mouse Club in early 1930s.
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The 1920s Mickey Mouse was a little wicked.
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The Mickey and Minnie Mouse costumes from 1930 looked something like this.
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A vintage photo of a Mickey Mouse costume from 1933.
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These freaky Mickey and Minnie Mouse costumes from 1931 sold on Ebay for 2000$!
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Disney just discovered this unreleased Mickey Mouse sketch from 1936 decades later.
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The early Mickey Mouse had a cheerful grin and slits in his eyes a little while later.
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The “slice” out of the eye was short lived. Mickey soon returned to the his round black pupil look.
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By 1940, Mickey Mouse had a Caucasian skin tone and became the star in ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’.
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In 1950, Mickey was chubbier and became the universal symbol for Mickey for a long time after putting on weight.
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Mickey in the ‘70s had a more oval look with an even rounder look.
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The modern 3D Mickey Mouse was a result of the progress in the world of animation.
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