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50 Illustration Innovations To Celebrate The 80th Birthday of Mickey Mouse

— November 19, 2008 — Pop Culture
Mickey Mouse turned 80, marking a huge anniversary in the history of cartoons. Innovation played a tremendous role getting illustration and design to evolve from the first days of Walt Disney's most famous character to the innovative animated graphic cartoons of today.

As our tribute to Mickey Mouse, and to offer you insight into the innovations in modern cartoons, we've collected a visual example of some of the most fascinating new advances in the world of illustration as well as the influence Mickey Mouse continues to have on the world of design.
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Making a Movie Franchise
Making a Movie Franchise
Disney Says Cars Has Legs
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Modern Animated Fairytales
Modern Animated Fairytales
Pixar Makes Disney Hip
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Cartoon Mobiles
Cartoon Mobiles
The Mouse Phone
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Disney Electronics
Disney Electronics
Mickey Mouse Themed HDTV
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Character Animation Evolved
Character Animation Evolved
GTA4's Euphoria Engine
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Print Ad Reincarnation
Print Ad Reincarnation
55DSL Ad Photos Traced for Manga Illustrations
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Batmobama and Robiden
Batmobama and Robiden
Partisan Political Cartoon Prints
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Morbid Cartoons in Music Videos
Morbid Cartoons in Music Videos
She and Him: Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?
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Disney's Futuristic Dreams
Disney's Futuristic Dreams
What Disney Predicted 50 Years Ago
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Cartoon Movie Promos
Cartoon Movie Promos
Animated Vin Diesel for Babylon A.D.
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Old People as Animation Heroes
Old People as Animation Heroes
Pixar Teases with UP at Comic-Con 2008
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Illustrations on Bar Windows
Illustrations on Bar Windows
by Laura Osorno
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Little Director
Little Director
Children's Drawings Made into Movies
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Anime Potty Training
Anime Potty Training
Instructional Japanese Cartoon
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Pop Cultural Differences
Pop Cultural Differences
Plotting Mickey Mouse's Death
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Cute USB for Kids
Cute USB for Kids
Adata Mickey Mouse Flash Drive
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Blinged Cartoon Gadgetry- The Swarovski iRiver Mickey Mouse Mplayer
Blinged Cartoon Gadgetry- The Swarovski iRiver Mickey Mouse Mplayer
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Animated Retooning
Animated Retooning
Turning People Into Humanized Cartoons
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Personalized Pet Illustrations
Personalized Pet Illustrations
Whimsical Animal Portraits by J Penry
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Bling Bling Mickey Mouse Ears
Bling Bling Mickey Mouse Ears
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Is Disney Racist?
Is Disney Racist?
4 Intolerant Characters (Super Video Gallery)
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Child Drawings Turned Real Toys
Child Drawings Turned Real Toys
Stuffed Lego Robot
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Retro Gaming Meets Scenic Photography
Retro Gaming Meets Scenic Photography
Cartoon Characters in Real Life
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From Cartoon to Reality
From Cartoon to Reality
"Enchanted" by Disney
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Iconic Cartoon Comebacks
Iconic Cartoon Comebacks
New Pink Panther & Pals on Cartoon Network
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iRiver Mickey Mouse Shaped Disney MP3 Player
iRiver Mickey Mouse Shaped Disney MP3 Player
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Street Art Cartoon Makeovers
Street Art Cartoon Makeovers
BLOC28 by Disney
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Self-Defense Lessons via Illustration
Self-Defense Lessons via Illustration
Silly Reference Cards for Dark Alleys
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Turn Photos into Cartoons
Turn Photos into Cartoons
Befunky Cartoonizer
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Cartoon Oil Paintings
Cartoon Oil Paintings
The Simpson Portraits by Limpfish
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1930s Cartoon Fashion
1930s Cartoon Fashion
Minnie Mouse in Vogue
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Geisha Mice
Geisha Mice
Mickey Mouse Headdresses by Piers Atkinson
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Untooning (Part IV)
Untooning (Part IV)
How Sonic Would Look Alive
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Disney Dreams Portraits 4
Disney Dreams Portraits 4
Julianne Moore is Little Mermaid
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Childhood Drawing Revivals
Childhood Drawing Revivals
Stick Figure Cartoons
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Superimposed Politicians
Superimposed Politicians
Viral Sarah Palin Cartoons
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Untooning Video Game Characters
Untooning Video Game Characters
Bowser Gets Real
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Steampunk Star Wars
Steampunk Star Wars
Illustrations From Bjorn Hurri
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Humanized Cartoons II
Humanized Cartoons II
Jessica Rabbit Untooned
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Disney Fairytale (Part 2)
Disney Fairytale (Part 2)
Photoshoot with Rachel Weisz, Julie Andrews and Roger Federer
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Skeletons of Cartoon Characters
Skeletons of Cartoon Characters
'Animatus' Pop Palaeontology by Hyungkoo Lee
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Animated Anatomy Art
Animated Anatomy Art
Cartoon Skeleton Sketches
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Film Noir Parodies
Film Noir Parodies
Disney Princesses as Sin City Characters
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Interactive Illustrations
Interactive Illustrations
M.C. Escher Meets Photoshop
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Real Life Cartoon  Pets
Real Life Cartoon Pets
$925 Million Living Pokemon Pikachu
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Kid Drawings Made Realistic
Kid Drawings Made Realistic
The Monster Engine
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Adult Comedy Untooning
Adult Comedy Untooning
South Park, Beavis & Butthead Come Alive
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Disney Fairytale (Part III)
Disney Fairytale (Part III)
Year of a Million Dreams With Gisele, JLo, Jessica Biel
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Humanizing Famous Portraits
Humanizing Famous Portraits
Untooneds by Mataleone
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Untooning (Part V)
Untooning (Part V)
Stewie, Peter Griffin, Marge Simpson, Betty Boop, The Little Mermaid
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