I have yet to meet a soul in the world who doesn’t like Mickey Mouse. The official mascot of the Walt Disney Company, Mickey’s been a friend to all of us at some point, particularly when we were kids. On his birthday, let’s take a look at some trivia around the red-bottomed cutie!
1. Mickey Mouse was created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks in 1928
#2 Mickey was originally named ‘Mortimer’
Mortimer Mouse was later introduced as Mickey’s nemesis.
#3 His first words were ‘hot dogs’
#4 Walt Disney was the first to lend his voice to Mickey. In fact, he later even lent his voice for Minnie!
#5 Walt Disney was scared of mice in real life
#6 ‘The Band Concert’ was the first movie in which Mickey appeared in color
#7 Mickey has an elder sister called ‘Amelia Fieldmouse’
#8 Mickey has only three fingers and a thumb!
#9 If you look at Mickey from any angle, his ears will always appear round
#10 Mickey gas masks were produced during WWII for children to protect them and chase away their fears of war
#11 A writing tablet with the Mickey Mouse logo was the first piece of Mickey Mouse merchandise
#12 First cartoon character to get a star in Hollywood Walk of Fame
#13 Mickey Mouse has been banned 11 times around the world – the first time was in 1929 in Germany
#14 Mickey only started wearing gloves in 1929.
#15 Steamboat Willie was not Mickey Mouse’s first movie. It was in fact “Plane Crazy”
#16 He turns 87 years old today!