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December 5th, 2011
11:41 PM ET

Rebuilding the place where Mickey Mouse was born

A huge thank you to Cydney Millstein, an Architectural Historian in Kansas City Missouri and to Butch Rigbey, Chair of Thank You Walt Disney for their participation in telling this story. Also to Dan Viets of Kansas City. Their passion for history is appreciated. 

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December 4th, 2011
04:55 PM ET

A Piece of Entertainment History, Nearly Lost and Forgotten

This is the site of Walt Disney's first animation studio. To commemorate his birthday, Monday on Back|Story, we will take you there and talk to people who are working to revive this site and preserve history.

Probably the most iconic character in animation history, Mickey Mouse, was created in this old and neglected building in Kansas City, Missouri. It actually used to look much worse, we'll show you those images and many others.  So be sure to watch the show Monday, December 5th.

"Fancy being remembered around the world for the invention of a mouse."
-Walt Disney

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