Mickey was born Steamboat Willie in 1928 and appeared somewhat rat-like, so by the mid-30's, and the advent of color cartoons, Mickey was redrawn with softer, more friendly features like we see today.
This painted wooden lawn ornament is the pre-1935 Mickey with skinny legs, a painted nose and yellow gloves, all items changed for his re-branding. The figure is 18 1/2" tall, 8 1/2" wide and 3/4" thick. He is 27" tall on the stand.
The black, red, white and yellow painted surface is original with no over painting. The aged surface is dry and crackled. The wooden stand is contemporary.
Own a piece of Disney history.
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