Why Steamboat Willie?
Mickey Mouse made his on-screen debut in 1928
in Steamboat Willie.
history was made with the release of first talkie animation film
featuring Mickey Mouse.
was released in an America threatened by spectre of depression and
this cute little character of Disney
managed to cheer up the entire depression generation. The success
of this film carved a permanent spot for animated characters on celluloid
and made Disney
a star in the history of the silver screen.
In 1973 I got my first subscription on the Swedish Donald Duck
Magazine, Kalle Anka & C:o
, and I've been a fanatic Disney-fan ever since. I'm a proud member
of the Swedish Donaldist Society.
In somewhere around 1986
told me that I couldn't use my usual nome de plume when I
entered his BBS, since everyone should be anonymous and my - then -
nickname, Scratch, was to familiar. I was on-line and tried, almost in
pain, to come up with another alias. Suddenly my eyes strayed unto an old
framed movie-poster for Steamboat Willie
and there I had it! I could never imagine that this nickname would
stay with me for the next ten years and that I would be known among most
of my friends under that name...
The rest is history.
The page that tells you more about me
The unofficial Steamboat Willie homepage.
F.O.S.W -- Friends of Steamboat Willie.
Send email to Steamboat Willie if you like.
Back to the presentation page