Steamboat Willie Minnie Mouse 90th Anniversary by Steiff - 38cm


Catalogue number: 354649

Mickey Mouse made his debut on the 18th November 1928, at the Colony Theatre in New York in Steamboat Willie; Disney’s first animated cartoon with synchronized sound. Walt Disney directed the short film and contributed his own squeaks to the soundtrack, which was backed by a 15-piece band recorded with the Powers Cinephone process. As a mischievous deckhand on a riverboat, Mickey – to Minnie’s delight – creates a musical version of “Turkey in the Straw,” utilising an animal menagerie as his instruments. The tyrannical Captain Pete is not amused, and Mickey finds himself peeling potatoes in the galley.

Steiff have created this exquisite version of Minnie Mouse in celebration of 90 years of Mickey Mouse. She is made from the finest Trevira velvet and she wears a flower-topped hat, ruffled skirt and timelessly stylish shoes. In keeping with the black and white production of Mickey Mouse’s debut, she has been designed in black and white.

This adorable piece is limited to only 1,090 pieces. She comes with her numbered certificate in a Steiff gift box with its original protective cardboard outer sleeve.

  • Size: 38cm / 15 inches
  • Jointed neck
  • Age: 14+
  • Surface washable

Margarete Steiff GmbH is the oldest and most famous teddy bear and soft toy manufacturer in the world. Founded in 1880 by Margarete Steiff, the company motto is “Only the best is good enough for our children”. Credited with inventing the first teddy bear in 1902, the company is best known for its “Button in Ear” trademark.


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