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The evolution of Mickey Mouse's design.

Image As seen in / Year Notes
Mickey in Plane Crazy Plane Crazy (1928) The original Mickey design, seen in Plane Crazy, does not wear gloves or shoes. His eyes also appear to take up half of his face.
Tumblr n8zutaJ0Xl1qhcrb0o1 1280 The Gallopin' Gaucho (1928) Mickey now wears shoes, though for the first half of The Gallopin' Gaucho, he still has his large-sized eyes. Midway through the short, he switches to the next design below.
Steamboat-willie Steamboat Willie (1928) Mickey's eyes are now small black ovals.
Opry house 6large The Opry House (1929) From this short onward, Mickey now wears white gloves, reason being so his hands can be distinguished when drawn in front of his body.
Tumblr mzb8dgNztW1r3jmn6o1 1280 The Karnival Kid (1929) Here, Mickey's eyes are drawn as "pie eyes", and he now appears to have eyebrows right under the outline of his face. His face would continue to be drawn with the pie-eyes in the newspaper comic strip and various merchandise until his 1939 redesign.
17306 The Wayward Canary (1932) Mickey's "pie eyes" are back to being black ovals, and the eyebrows have disappeared.
Tumblr m7og76PpRO1r3jmn6o1 1280 Mickey's Garden (1935) In the first full-color Mickey short to feature his standard outfit, we see that his gloves are yellow. Note also that the buttons on his shorts are now oval-shaped.
Pjd09 Pluto's Judgement Day (1935) This short marked the first appearance of a new design for Mickey, in which his body is now a pear-shape, allowing him to appear more flexible. Note that his gloves are still yellow.
Tumblr n1umxfuuhk1qhcrb0o1 1280 Moving Day (1936) Mickey's gloves are now white again.
1937-lonesome-3 Lonesome Ghosts (1938) The color of Mickey's face has gone to a more fleshtone hue, albeit a pale-looking one.
Mickey's 1938 redesign "Mickey Mouse Meets Robinson Crusoe" (1938) Starting from the strip published on December 22, 1938, Floyd Gottfredson began drawing Mickey with his newly-updated design, the biggest change being that his eyes now have pupils. For the first few strips to use this design, Mickey's pupils are still shaped like sliced pies, but this was quickly phased out.
Mickey30 Mickey's Surprise Party (1939) In the first animated short to feature Mickey's new design, we see that he has a more vibrant-looking fleshtone-colored face.
Mr Mouse Takes a Trip 1 Mr. Mouse Takes a Trip (1940) Mickey's shoes are now brown instead of yellow.
Tumblr nahi0hOPIB1r3jmn6o1 500 The Little Whirlwind (1941) Mickey now has a slimmer body and perspective ears. The latter only lasted for a year.
MickeyAnswerPhone Mickey's Delayed Date (1947) Mickey now appears to be drawn at a taller height than before. His ears are now back to the original round shape.
Tumblr n3w41rbhV41rxt9glo2 1280 The Simple Things (1953) In the last few cartoons of his original run, Mickey has a more angular stylized design and also has eyebrows.
MickeyAsCratchit Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983) In his return to theatrical animation, Mickey's eyebrows are removed, and his drawing style returns closer to the 1940s style.
Runaway Brain screenshoot 12 Runaway Brain (1995) Mickey's height is now back to the shorter stature, and he has also gone back to his original red shorts and yellow shoes. However, the buttons on his shorts are colored yellow instead of their usual white here.
Madmic Mickey Mouse Works (1999) Mickey looks almost identical to how he looked in Runaway Brain, but with his buttons now being white again.
Mickey in Twice Upon a Christmas Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas (2004) In his first all-CGI feature, Mickey's ears are in perspective mode (ala the 1941-42 shorts) again.
Mmcmbs-02 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (2006) Mickey's ears are perfectly round again. The buttons on his shorts are also round again.
End of epic mickey Epic Mickey (2010) For this video game, Mickey returns to his 1936 design. The game was intended to also have Mickey gradually change to his original 1928 design or his 1938 design depending on his in-game behavior, but this was scrapped in development.
EM2 3DS 22 Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion (2012) The 2D cutscenes in this game and Epic Mickey 2 depict Mickey with the pie eyes of his 1929 design, though the gameplay still uses the black oval eyes.
131107mag-mickey-mouse1 300x206 Mickey Mouse (2013) Paul Rudish's stylized design of Mickey in the new series uses his face from his 1929 design, and also has a noticeably skinnier body. The buttons on his shorts are also yellow again, like in Runaway Brain..
1932585 10152177447481855 1488758240 o Get A Horse! (2013) Mickey's design in this part-CGI short is based on the design used in Steamboat Willie, though in the closing shot seen here, he's drawn with the pie-eyes of his 1929 design.

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