A long time ago, before the days of computer animation, commercial tie-ins, copyright lawsuits, theme parks, and a mind-boggling amount of merchandise, Walt Disney's world was a whole lot smaller – black and white shorts that first introduced some of the characters that we know and love today.
Relive how it all began with five vintage Disney flicks, which you can watch below.
Steamboat Willie (1928)
Steamboat Willie has been credited for introducing the world to two of its most popular cartoon characters ever - Mickey and Minnie. Directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, this black-and-white short is especially notable for being the first Disney cartoon with synchronised sound, involving character noises and a musical score. Steamboat Willie also attained wide critical acclaim for its technical innovation.