In 1928 a young cartoonist and visionary, Walt Disney, came up with a seemingly ordinary idea that would revolutionize generations to come: Mickey Mouse.

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Today, the beloved character is nearly 100 years old, and the Disney company grows stronger by the day. In an article for The Atlantic, Benjamin Schwarz writes that Disney “implanted his creations more profoundly and pervasively in the national psyche than has any other figure in the history of American popular culture.” Indeed, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who hasn’t been touched by the magic of his work.


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