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November 30, 2001
Best Buddies--Walt Disney poses with one of the very first Mickey Mouse dolls, the beginning of a retail merchandising effort that today represents one of the most successful divisions of The Walt Desney Company. A vast assortment of specially created 'Mickey's 60th' merchandise will be available in 1988 in celebration of the debut of the famous mouse in 1928's cartoon classic, 'Steamboat Willie.' The Kansas City Star: 125 Years. 1880-2005. 125th anniversary. Section One. CUTLINE Alumni Roll Call. Walt Disney: With older brother Roy, he delivered the Star and Times to subscribers on a midtown route from 1911 to 1917. In 1919, Walt Disney applied for a cartoonist position at the newspaper but was not hired. Months later he took a job at a Kansas City film advertising company and learned the fundamentals of animation. Walt Disney and friend. Special Section. History. ORG XMIT: 5A16AQNJ ORG XMIT: KP197SH8