Mickey Gets Into The Act

On May 30, 1936, Walt Disney released the color cartoon "Thru The Mirror" (the title is misspelled on the vintage poster above) starring MICKEY MOUSE. It begins with Mickey having fallen asleep while reading Alice Through the Looking Glass and proceeds along much the same narrative line as Betty Boop’s "Betty In Blunderland." Note Mickey’s slick, Fred Astaire-like moves when dancing on the deck of cards—this sequence was parodied by the Genie in the Aladdin movie’s "Friend Like Me" segment.

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