Happy Birthday, Mickey!
The animated short Steamboat Willie, was released on this day in 1928. This was the first fully synchronized sound cartoon, directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks. It featured the third appearances of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. Disney corporation considers this to be Mickey’s birthday.
Also born on this day.
American lyricist, songwriter, and singer, and co-founder of Capitol Records, Johnny Mercer, was born on this day in 1909 (died 1976). Mercer wrote the lyrics to more than 1,500 songs, including Moon River, featured in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Winterfest is coming.
Friday through Sunday November nights continue at Kings Dominion. My show, Tinker’s Toy Factory opens in the Kings Dominion Theater tomorrow night. Winterfest officially opens next Friday and welcomes the Winterfest Wonderland Parade. Come join in the fun.
Good news is waiting.
Herbie, Quinn, and all the folks on the farm are waiting with some good news. Both books make wonderful gifts for young readers. Click the links to purchase yours today.
Over the river…ish…
In less than a week we’ll settle in to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, followed by fancy overeatin’. To get you in the spirit here’s a festive Thanksgiving song from Roseanne Roseannadana.
And a bonus…As God is my witness…it’s not Thanksgiving with out this one.