Mickey Mouse is a cartoon character and a mascot of The Walt Disney Company. Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks created him at the Walt Disney Studios in 1928. A mouse with human characteristics that traditionally wore red shorts, high yellow shoes, and white gloves. Mickey is one of the most recognizable cartoon personalities in the whole world.
Created as a replacement, a former Disney personality, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Mickey was first seen in the short film Plane Crazy. Debuting publicly from the short film Steamboat Willie in 1928, one of the first sound animations, he moved on to appear in more than 130 movies, such as The Band Concert in 1935, Brave Little Tailor in 1938, and Fantasia in the year of1940. Mickey Mouse appeared in short films, but also in feature-length films. Ten of Mickey’s animations were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, Lend a Paw, won the award in 1942. In 1978, Mickey Mouse became the first cartoon character to have a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
From 1930, Mickey has also featured extensively as a comic strip personality. The Mickey Mouse comic-strip was defined primarily by Floyd Gottfredson. He continued working on it for 45 years. Mickey has also emerged in comic books such as Disney Italy’s Topolino, MM Mickey Mouse Mystery Magazine, and Wizards of Mickey, and television series such as The Mickey Mouse Club (1955–1996) and many others. It is a character at the Disney parks and can also be seen at different websites, and game titles.
6 Facts about the world’s most iconic cartoon character
- He started as a bunny
Before Walt Disney created Mickey Mouse, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit was made. However, in a dispute with his business partner at Universal, Disney dropped the rights to Oswald. The very first character’s loss motivated the arrival of the Mouse. When you look at the two characters, you can begin to see the resemblance.
- He’s married to Minnie
For those who do not know that Mickey Mouse is married, while there was never a marriage at any of its films, Disney at their studio announced that two mice were happily married. Like any loving couple would want to, Mickey and Minnie had a big-screen debut in “Steamboat Willie” in 1928. Every year on November 18, they celebrate their birthdays.
- He went silent for eight films and finally exclaimed, ‘Hot Dogs!”
Mickey Mouse is a true fan of hot dogs. He decided to express this to the whole world in 1929 in his ninth movie, “The Karnival Kid, ” He even performed a special hot dog dance. Of course, he screamed and had laughed earlier, but he didn’t show us that he could also speak full words until this particular film.
- His magic turned children into celebrities
Can you recall how Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake got their big career breaks? The magic of Mickey Mouse contributed to their success to some extent. They started in the revival of the 1950s “Mickey Mouse Club.”
- White gloves are not merely for fashion
The white gloves help distinguish Mickey’s hands from the remainder of his physique. The first-ever time we found him wearing the famed accessory is in, “The Opry House,” which was in the year of 1929.
- He is mostly a write-in contender in elections
Unfortunately, votes for Mickey Mouse generally end up in the garbage, along with those for Donald Duck.