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Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse from a 1928 poster

Mickey Mouse is the mascot and main character of the Walt Disney Corporation.

Mickey Mouse originated in 1928 in "Steamboat Willie", which debuted on Nov. 18, 1928, as the first animated cartoon with talking characters.

On January 1, 2024, Disney's copyright on the original Mickey Mouse expired, previously, Disney would lobby for and obtain a 20-year extension as it did in 1998 under the guise of the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act.[1]

On January 1, 2024, Mickey Mouse entered the public domain. Shortly after that, it was revealed that a horror game and two horror movies are in development.

References

  1. https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/01/a-whole-years-worth-of-works-just-fell-into-the-public-domain/