The purpose of this animation was for it to be a short-animated film that could be enjoyed by both adults and children
Development of 2D animation techniques
Due to this being one of the earliest animations done the techniques for this were tradtionaiol which means that every frame of the drawing had to be done by hand and that there are typically 24 frames in a second and steam boat willie is 7 mins long which is 420 seconds which is puts it around 10080 different drawings for the production for it
he production of Steamboat Willie took place between July and September 1928 with an estimated budget of $4,986.
Due to the age of the carton it was done in black and white as each fame had to been hand drawn as there were no computers at the time that could handle the task of animation the reason they did it in black and white was because it was cheaper and easier than doing it in color.