47 Facts About Mickey Mouse


Mickey Mouse is an animated cartoon character co-created in 1928 by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks.

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Mickey Mouse is one of the world's most recognizable and universally acclaimed fictional characters of all time.

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Mickey Mouse appeared primarily in short films, but occasionally in feature-length films.

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Ten of Mickey Mouse's cartoons were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, one of which, Lend a Paw, won the award in 1941.

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In 1978, Mickey Mouse became the first cartoon character to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Mickey Mouse appears in other media such as video games as well as merchandising and is a meetable character at the Disney parks.

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Mickey Mouse was created as a replacement for Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, an earlier cartoon character that was created by the Disney studio but owned by Universal Pictures.

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Mickey Mouse was conceived in secret while Disney produced the final Oswald cartoons he contractually owed Mintz.

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Mickey Mouse wears them in almost all of his subsequent appearances and many other characters followed suit.

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Mickey Mouse lost the man responsible for his original design and for the direction or animation of several of the shorts released till this point.

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Advertising for the early Mickey Mouse cartoons credited them as "A Walt Disney Comic, drawn by Ub Iwerks".

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At the 5th Academy Awards in 1932, Mickey Mouse received his first Academy Award nomination, received for Mickey Mouse's Orphans .

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In Orphan's Benefit, Mickey Mouse first appeared with Donald Duck who had been introduced earlier that year in the Silly Symphony series.

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Mickey Mouse first appeared animated in color in Parade of the Award Nominees in 1932; however, the film strip was created for the 5th Academy Awards ceremony and was not released to the public.

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Mickey Mouse was redesigned by animator Fred Moore which was first seen in The Pointer .

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Mickey Mouse has often been pictured in the red robe and blue sorcerer's hat in merchandising.

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Similar to his animated inclusion into a live-action film in Roger Rabbit, Mickey Mouse made a featured cameo appearance in the 1990 television special The Muppets at Walt Disney World where he met Kermit the Frog.

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The program featured never-before-seen short videos and several other celebrities who wanted to share their memories about Mickey Mouse and performed some of the Disney songs to impress Mickey.

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Mickey Mouse first appeared in comics after he had appeared in 15 commercially successful animated shorts and was easily recognized by the public.

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Mickey Mouse created the Phantom Blot, Eega Beeva, Morty and Ferdie, Captain Churchmouse, and Butch.

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In Europe, Mickey Mouse became the main attraction of a number of comics magazines, the most famous being Topolino in Italy from 1932 onward, Le Journal de Mickey in France from 1934 onward, Don Miki in Spain and the Greek Miky Maous.

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In 1958, Mickey Mouse was introduced to the Arab world through another comic book called “Sameer”.

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Mickey Mouse became very popular in Egypt and got a comic book with his name.

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Mickey Mouse's eyes were later re-imagined as only consisting of the small black dots which were originally his pupils, while what were the upper edges of his eyes became a hairline.

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Mickey Mouse is sometimes given eyebrows as seen in The Simple Things and in the comic strip, although he does not have eyebrows in his subsequent appearances.

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When Mickey is not wearing his red shorts, he is often still wearing red clothing such as a red bandmaster coat, red overalls, a red cloak, a red coat, or a red shirt .

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From 1928 onward, Mickey Mouse was voiced by Walt Disney himself, a task in which Disney took great personal pride.

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Mickey Mouse said, 'Just remember kid, you're only filling in for the boss.

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Chris Diamantopoulos is the first voice of Mickey Mouse to be nominated for two Emmy Awards and two Annie Awards, in the award-winning Mickey Mouse 2013 animated series developed by Paul Rudish, and the 2017 DuckTales reboot, as the producers were looking for a voice closer to Walt Disney's portrayal of the character in order to match the vintage look of that series.

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Mickey Mouse was produced as plush toys and figurines, and Mickey Mouse's image has graced almost everything from T-shirts to lunchboxes.

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Mickey Mouse's Toontown is a themed land which is a recreation of Mickey Mouse's neighborhood.

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Mickey Mouse's PhilharMagic is a 4D film which features Mickey Mouse in the familiar role of symphony conductor.

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Mickey was a central character in the now-defunct Mickey Mouse Revue which was an indoor show featuring animatronic characters.

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Mickey Mouse plays a major role in the Kingdom Hearts series, as the king of Disney Castle and aided to the protagonist, Sora and his friends.

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King Mickey Mouse wields the Keyblade, a weapon in the form of a key that has the power to open any lock and combat darkness.

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Epic Mickey Mouse, featuring a darker version of the Disney universe, was released in 2010 for the Wii.

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The first Mickey Mouse watches were manufactured in 1933 by the Ingersoll Watch Company.

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The first Mickey Mouse watch was sold at the Century of Progress in Chicago, 1933 for $3.

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Mickey Mouse watches have been sold by other companies and designers throughout the years, including Timex, Elgin, Helbros, Bradley, Lorus, and Gerald Genta.

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Mickey Mouse's name has been known to appear fraudulently on voter registration lists, such as in the 2008 U S Presidential Election.

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In Poland the phrase "maly Miki", which translates to "small Mickey Mouse", means something very simple and trivial - usually used in the comparison between two things.

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Mickey Mouse appears briefly with Donald Duck in the comic Squeak the Mouse by the Italian cartoonist Massimo Mattioli.

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Mickey Mouse's stories were replaced by the adventures of Tuffolino, a new human character that looked like Mickey Mouse, created by Federico Pedrocchi and Pier Lorenzo De Vita .

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Mickey Mouse has received ten nominations for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.

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In 1994, four of Mickey Mouse's cartoons were included in the book The 50 Greatest Cartoons which listed the greatest cartoons of all time as voted by members of the animation field.

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Mickey Mouse was the Grand Marshal of the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year's Day 2005.

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Mickey Mouse was the first cartoon character to receive the honor and only the second fictional character after Kermit the Frog in 1996.

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