LEGO Ideas 21317 Steamboat Willie took the iconic piece of Disney animation as inspiration and released a set based on the first adventure of Mickey and Minnie Mouse. The set includes exclusive editions of the Mickey and Minnie Mouse minifigures. It seems only right that talented stop motion animation enthusiasts have paid homage to both the set and the 1928 short, with a selection of these brickfilms shared as a compilation on the LEGO Group’s YouTube channel.
There is a nice mix of styles and content included in the nine-minute supercut, with some neat demonstrations of how animators can use LEGO elements in an inventive way. Brickfilm creators who have contributed to the project include Noah Sprague Studios, Hudson Ludy, Théo Aron, Winter Sock Productions, Antoine Guisse and Frosty.
The original 1928 Steamboat Willie short is also available to view on YouTube: