When people say "culture", we think of art and history. But one very famous symbol in American culture is a cartoon. We all know and love the black mouse (1)_______ two large round ears---Mickey Mouse. Over 80 years ago, he first (2)_________(appear) in the cartoon Steamboat Willie. When this cartoon came out in New York on November 18,1928,it was the first cartoon with sound and music. The man behind Mickey was Walt Disney. He became very rich and (3)___________(success).In the 1930s,he made 87 cartoons with Mickey.
Some people might ask (4)_______ this cartoon animal became so popular. One of the main (5)_________(reason) is that Mickey was like a common man,but he always tried (6)_________(face) any danger.In his early films,Mickey was (7)________(lucky) and had many problems such as losing his house or girlfriend,Minnie.However,he was always ready to try (8)_______(him) best.People went to the cinema to see the"little man"win.Most of them wanted to be like Mickey.
On November 18, 1979, Mickey became the first cartoon character to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Today’s cartoons are usually not so (9)_________([ˈsimpl] ) as little Mickey Mouse, but everyone still knows and loves him. Who has a pair of ears more famous (10)t_______ Mickey’s?