In 1930, 16-year-old (and future Looney Tunes animator), Bob Clampett, drew the initial design of a Mickey Mouse. In Clampett’s version of Disney’s most recognizable animated icon, Mickey was depicted as a wily, Depression-era kid in short-pants, sometimes called the “pie-eyed” Mickey because his oval eyes looked as though they were missing a single wedge. The eyes changed about 1940.

 

 

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