Saturday, 01 December 2018
90th ANNIVERSARY MICKEY MOUSE: THE TRUE ORIGINAL
AthensCon proudly presents the comic exhibition titled “90th Anniversary Mickey Mouse: The True Original”, which will be hosted at the Tae Kwon Do stadium on the 1st and 2nd of December 2018. The exhibition was organized in collaboration with Disney and the artists were invited to sketch one of the most well-known frames of Mickey's history with their own original style.
Mickey Mouse has been loved by generations like no other animated character. He is the "Authentic" that reminds people of all ages the benefits of laughter, optimism and hope. With his global appeal and his ability to connect emotionally with generations throughout the world, he is the only character who has managed to occupy such a place in the hearts and minds of his admirers all over the world.
Mickey Mouse has been featured in more than 120 animated movies so far and we are still watching him today in several of his animated series. He appears in the most famous theme parks around the world and also stars in many touring productions such as “Disney On Ice” and “Disney Live!” performing his role as a symbol of the Disney world. Mickey Mouse is fun, active, optimistic and a born leader. He wakes up nostalgic, childhood memories to adults and represents positive values for children while having cheer and charisma to the public wherever he goes.
The year 2018 marks his 90th anniversary since his first appearance in the Whale Steamer movie on November 18, 1928 and this year's celebrations are held in all parts of the world, from television productions, product collaborations and, of course, the largest Mouse Party that will be hosted at Disney Parks all over the world! So in order to celebrate Mickey's 90th birthday, our participating artists designed and presented their own interpretation of Mickey's first "frame" on the big screen. Besides, do not forget, as Walt Disney has said, "I only hope that we do not lose sight of one thing - that was all started by a mouse".
Participating Artists: Josef Fantel, JimSam, Dimitris Kamenos, George Kabadais, Valia Kapadai, Dimitris Kasdaglis, Nefeli Ekati Katsarou, Alexander Katsikas, George Komiotis, Manos Kotsifakis, George Konstantopoulos, George Kostakis, Manos Lagouvardos, Vasilis Logios, George Melissaropoulos, Pavlos Pavlidis, Elias Tambakeas, Theodora Vasilakou-Fillipakou
Curator: Vera Kartalou
Concept: Andreas Pefanis