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November 18, 2016

16 Facts About Everyone’s Favorite – Mickey Mouse – On His 89th Birthday

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Mickey Mouse Birthday

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!

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