07.11.2018 – AFP
Anthology of Mickey Mouse's most beautiful comics and anecdote about the birth and life of the most famous mice: Mickey's diary releases Wednesday's special collector's edition for the 90th anniversary of "Public Friend Number 1".
Mickey's 90-year-old special affair, besides children, wants to help older children "get back to their childhood" and meet the curiosity of Disney fans who are very numerous in France, explains Edith Rieubon, Editor-in-Chief of Journal de Mickey.
On 18 November 1928 Mickey was officially born, the first premiere of "Steamboat Willie," the first cartoon series with a soundtrack, whose hero is none other than a mouse thought by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks.
Mickey appears in a comic strip in January 1930 (in the form of "strip"), before the magazine was published in France in 1934: it is a Journal of Mickey, which has always been a good place and remains a phenomenon in the children's press in France (97,000 copies and 1.3 million readers on average per week).
To celebrate the birthday of his character of the same character, Mickey's diary and his sister publications (Giant Mickey Parade, Mickey Junior and the latest, My First Mickey Diary) prepared for the whole year
a surprise for the reader, which after the first special edition of 270 pages in the spring will culminate with the release of this collector 420 pages, printed 100,000 copies.
A book aimed at attracting a wide audience: besides children, the biggest problem is to help the biggest "Return to childhood"and respond to the curiosity of Disney fans, which is very numerous in France, AFP Edith Rieubon, editor of the Journal of Mickey magazine, told AFP.
Among the nudgets of this collector's edition are Floyd Gottfredson's playlists, who drew Mickey for more than 30 years after Walt Disney and whose style is a reference. He invented the "black spirit," one of Mickey's unbeatable enemies.
Why do small mouse stories also go through generations? Edith Rieubon has the ingenuity of Walt Disney, which has always focused on innovation (cinema, theme parks, derivatives, etc.). "Many aspects" the character, the compliment of a small pair of friends (with Minnie, Pluto, Dingo …), a mysterious investigator or an adventurer exploring the planet. But especially, "Whatever happens, we always stay in the right mood, and we always go back to Mickeyville, without too much trouble, and after living a lot of things"she said.