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Mondo Tees' New Poster Can Whistle 'Turkey In The Straw' while Eating Cheese!

Hey folks, Harry here...

Got an email from the Drafthouse / Mondo Tees team last night asking if I would like to debut their next print, I automatically said yes - before I even knew what it was... but once I heard the subject matter - the geek in me squealed with delight.

Yesterday was indeed an extraordinary day.   I've begun to become independently mobile.   The legs can get me to a standing position independently of anybody's aid...   My producing projects, all 4 of the ones in a state of development took the next step yesterday.   (I'll share at some point soon) and then... the big one...  I pulled my own pants up, ala Dick Powell in MURDER MY SWEET...    BUT - this poster - hints at possible things to come...

The idea of MONDO teaming up with Walt Disney to create posters, which of course HAS to start with the Cartoon below...   But - who knows what the future may hold, but man...   the potential with MONDO and DISNEY...  my god - 20,000 LEAGUES, CHERNABOG...  the artists in their roster...  whew.


Yup - STEAMBOAT WILLIE - that brilliant debut of Mickey Mouse (the first released, but technically not the first animated) that was animated by UB Iwerks and featuring the voice of Walt Disney as Mickey Mouse himself.   Walt decided to debut Mickey with the advent of sound - and that sly decision resulted in pure brilliance.  Almost instantly Mickey Mouse became a world wide sensation.

When I responded to the email  - I stated I wanted to see the poster immediately as I'm a huge fan of Iwerks & Disney...  and when I saw Iwerks properly credited upon the poster - my love of Mondo expanded.  That it was a satiric rip on the great Buster Keaton's STEAMBOAT BILL JR, further enhances my love of this first Mickey cartoon.  


Poster by Tom Whalen. 18"x24" w/ metallic inks. Edition of 200. Printed by D&L Screen Printing. $40
On sale Friday, 2/25. Follow @MondoNews for the "on sale" announcement.
A variant will be sold by Sideshow Collectibles at some point in the future.
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  • Feb. 24, 2011, 12:44 p.m. CST


    by DVaderRIP

    That is all.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Love this!!!


    Mondo Tees does STEAMBOAT WILLIE!!! Happy Days!!!

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 12:55 p.m. CST

    WOW. Phenomenal!!

    by Bob Loblaw Law Blog

    BTW, Harry... have you had a chance to play Epic Mickey on Wii, yet? I think you'd love it. It's basically the story of "Whatever happened to Oswald the Lucky Rabbit?"

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Oh man

    by Nordling

    I'm going to be on pins and needles all day tomorrow waiting for that announcement, credit card in hand. Beautiful poster, that one.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 12:57 p.m. CST

    MONDO and TRON

    by Nordling


  • Feb. 24, 2011, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Holy Hell I want this!

    by jimbojones123

    Now my wallpaper, facebook pic, I'm making a table cloth of it! Awesome!

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Wore my Steamboat Willie shirt yesterday.

    by jimbojones123

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Harry, you should google the 3' Steambot Willie Big Fig

    by jimbojones123

    Disney was selling a few years ago. I stil regret not grabbing one. Oh, and get yourself better and out to Disney World for a week or two. Your mind will be blown.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Mondo Plane Crazy!

    by jimbojones123

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 1:12 p.m. CST


    I like the poster, but Ill probably pass on buying this one. ________________________

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Anyone notice that Mickey is a sadistic bastard?

    by Lashlarue

    I mean he just goes around torturing all the animals for his musical delight.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Nordling, there has been 3 Mondo Tron posters

    by futureman3000

    2 for original Tron, 1 for Tron Legacy

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 1:51 p.m. CST

    NOW we're talking Mondo

    by jimmy_009

    A lot of the Mondo prints haven't been that impressive lately, but this is the bee's balls.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 2:15 p.m. CST

    The Black Hole

    by krod

    By Todd Slater?!?!?!?!?!

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Don't really get the whole Mondo thing

    by BenBraddock

    This was quite nice though, I'll admit that

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Hey Nordling...

    by thubbard76

    There already was a Mondotron...twice.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Spire- this post just isn't for you.

    by jimbojones123

    Made perfect sense.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 4 p.m. CST

    Finally a decent looking poster from these guys

    by MooseMalloy

    Much better than the usual half-talented scribblings that seems to be their niche.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Todd Slater Black Hole?

    by tomandshell

    Don't tease me.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Cease and Desist Order...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...will be arriving shortly.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Monda and The Last Starfighter

    by IndustryKiller!

    I'd pay a dollar for that.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 5:28 p.m. CST

    " the geek in me squealed with delight."

    by D.Vader

    When does that not happen to Harry when Mondo is involved?

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Way to go DVaderRIP!

    by D.Vader

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Nordling is on pins and needles?

    by D.Vader

    With a credit card in hand while waiting for Harry to announce news on his "producing" projects? Can't wait to fund them, eh?

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Jeebus Cristo these "Drive Angry" ads are TERRIBLE

    by D.Vader

    I can't click on any links on the main page for awhile bc of that shit taking time to load and then popping up.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 5:44 p.m. CST

    I'm already sad...

    by Arteska

    ...about the actual odds of laying my mitts on this or possible future Disney's like you mention Harry.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 5:49 p.m. CST



    wasn't a fan of the recent DRACULA release

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 8:35 p.m. CST

    Oh really? I didn't see that one

    by D.Vader

    The only times I see a Mondo poster are when you guys report on it.

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Follow the Timeless River...

    by Anna Valerious

    I think I played too much "Kingdom Hearts"...

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Or occasionally, at Slashfilm

    by D.Vader

  • Feb. 24, 2011, 11:48 p.m. CST

    post 0

    by Der Aggravated Piscine

    Too slow, Harry. Too slow.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 7:43 a.m. CST


    by Der Aggravated Piscine

    Mickey has some fucking animal issues for sure. A sick mind produced that cartoon fo sho.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Hate it

    by KyleG

    When these get plugged. Hard enough to nab as it is!

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 10:28 a.m. CST


    by fat_rancor_keeper

    looks awesome

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 11:55 a.m. CST


    by KyleG

    Sold out in 2 minutes.

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 1:11 p.m. CST

    3 minute sell out

    by jimbojones123

    Bah. Why did I even bother?

  • Feb. 25, 2011, 4:10 p.m. CST

    So his eyes became his forehead?

    by Drath

    It's always weird to me to recognize classic Mickey's eyes are what is now his forehead. This is one strange choice to change that, even though it is the way I and everyone sees him now. Beautiful poster BTW, makes me sad to think of how far Disney has drifted from classical animation though.

  • Feb. 26, 2011, 2:08 a.m. CST

    "...the geek in me squealed..."

    by theKRELL

    Geeks don't squeal . . . but pigs do . . . usually just before entering an abattoir . . . and eventualyl ending up inmy delicious BLT sandwich . . . mmmm . . . baaaacccooooon!

  • Feb. 26, 2011, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Ub Iwerks Mickey was an evil little punk...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...too bad he devolved into a fat, boring corporate icon.

  • Feb. 26, 2011, 9:43 a.m. CST


    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...what did you expect would happen when Mommies of America, the Biblethumpers, Corporate America and their corrupt, drooling stooge Media got together?

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Disagree about Epic Mickey...damn good game

    by FeralAngel

    So, it's not as extreme as rumored, big deal. It's still one of the oddest, most lavish, most amazing-looking games ever created. The storyline kicks ass and is better than most actual Disney films of recent memory. You actually CARE about Mickey and his long-lost "brother" Oswald the Lucky Rabbit as characters, not just as vg icons that piss you off if they fall off cliffs because that means *you* lose a life or a star or something. You care about the journey so much that it kills you when "Mickey" dies. Seriously. And the game's soundtrack is effing amazing. John Williams would drool listening to it. Yeah, the camera can be challenging (to put it mildly) at first, but once you get the hang of it it's gravy. I hope there's a sequel. Next to Kirby's Epic Yarn, the best game of 2010.

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Early Mickey was typical of the silent-cartoon era

    by FeralAngel

    Meaning, he could be a mean little shit. Sometime after the Steamboat Willie release, Uncle Walt decided to tone down Mickey a tad, making him more of a put-upon underdog rather than a sadist looking for trouble (a similar path taken by the creators of Bugs Bunny, by the way). Once he was "modernized" (given whites in his eyes and more conservative clothing) he lost the last vestige of his scrappy demeanor. Fortunately, Epic Mickey goes a long way towards restoring it. If you ask me, the new Walt Disney isn't John Lasseter, it's Warren Spector.