Jeri Jacquin

Coming to Bluray and DVD celebrating 100 years of the most iconic mouse in the world is MICKEY & MINNIE TEN CLASSIC SHORTS – Vol. 1.

It was 1928 when Walt Disney and Ub Iweks brought a black and white animated film called Steamboat Willie. Using synchronized sound, Steamboat Willie became an instant success for its day. In 1994, the cartoon was voted 13th in the book The 50 Greatest Cartoons and in 1998, was selected for preservation with the U.S. National Film Registry.  

Mickey is on a ship with Captain Pete as they head to Podunk Landing to pick up cargo. Running to the boat is Minnie who misses the boat but Mickey finds a way to get her on board. When musical mayhem ensues, it lands Mickey peeling potatoes!

That’s only one of the amazing and iconic Mickey Mouse cartoons and I remember each of them.

Mickey’s Delayed Date brings the mouse’s trusty dog Pluto into the story. Mickey is late for his date with Minnie and she is more than happy to let him know about it. Rushing to get ready, Mickey makes a few mistakes but it is man’s best friend to the rescue!

Brave Little Tailor brings Mickey to medieval times as he is given a huge task for a huge problem. He handles it the only way it can be handled, the Mickey Mouse way! On Ice Pluto is back but this time in the snow and with the naughtiness of Donald Duck. Of course, when things get out of hand, it is Mickey to the rescue. Hawaiian Holiday brings a much-needed island vacation with his pals along as well.

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Mickey & Minnie 10 Classic Shorts – Volume 1 will soon be available to audiences to enjoy at home. This new collection gathers together ten classic animated shorts for the first time, including the iconic “Steamboat Willie,” and features all-new introductions from Mickey and Minnie Mouse for each short.

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment continues to bring quality programming to kids and kids at heart. Home of the most beloved animated features including SNOW WHITE, PINOCCHIO and SLEEPING BEAUTY to name a few is what keeps families coming back for more. To see what is currently available to add to your own family library please visit. for their At Home titles!

I was so excited when the announcement came out about the release of these very special and undeniably iconic cartoons. From black and white to full on color, the stories are charming, mischievous, sweet and funny and pure Walt Disney.

What is so amazing is that I watched these with my 7-year-old granddaughter and she laughed just as hard as I did. She asked a few questions about why Mickey looked so different in Steamboat Willie and I explained it. She just said, ‘okay’ and continued to watch. That was a bit of stunner for me. Truthfully, she has been raised on Disney films of all kinds and from all years so it made sense.

That’s Walt Disney – everything he has shared with audiences has become generational with such ease and fun. It is so easy to watch any Disney film again and again because it is everything magical for families like my own. Volume 2 is going to be so epic!

In the end – he is our one and only Mickey Mouse!



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Jeri Jacquin

Jeri Jacquin covers film, television, DVD/Bluray releases, celebrity interviews, festivals and all things entertainment.