Disney Subsidy Nation: Mickey Mouse in bed with Uncle Sam

By Yaël Ossowski | Florida Watchdog ST. PETERSBURG — Since his first appearance in the 1928 animated short “Steamboat Willy,” there has been no greater American ambassador than Mickey Mouse, the cartoon character who sparked the launch of the media empire of the Walt Disney Co. STAR: Mickey Mouse is the most famous cartoon character created by Walt Disney. Generations of children and adults worldwide have grown up on Disney comics featuring Mickey and thousands of other characters, visited the sprawling and magical theme parks in Floridaand California and played with toys and games brandishing the familiar Disney logo. But despite the illustrious international influence enjoyed by Mickey Mouse and the Disney Empire, it […]