Mickey Mouse celebrates 80th birthday

November 18, 2008 9:04:07 AM PST
On Nov. 18, 1928, Walt Disney's first sound-synchronized animated cartoon, "Steamboat Willie" starring Mickey Mouse, premiered in New York. Hollywood's grand old mouse was co-created by Walt Disney.

Mickey went on to become an icon for the Walt Disney Company. He has been featured in hundreds of films, TV shows, books and cartoon strips.

The Disney Company also owns ABC 7 and abc7chicago.com.