He was created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks at the Walt Disney Studios in 1928. An anthropomorphic mouse who typically wears red short overalls (shoulder straps sometimes included), large yellow shoes, and white gloves, Mickey has become one of the most recognizable cartoon characters in the world.
Mickey first was seen in a single test screening (Plane Crazy). Mickey officially debuted in the short film Steamboat Willie (1928), one of the first sound cartoons. He went on to appear in over 130 films, including The Band Concert (1935), Brave Little Tailor (1938), and Fantasia (1940). Mickey appeared primarily in short films, but also occasionally in feature-length films. Ten of Mickey's cartoons were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, one of which, Lend a Paw, won the award in 1942. In 1978, Mickey became the first cartoon character to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Beginning in 1930, Mickey has also been featured extensively as a comic strip character. His self-titled newspaper strip, drawn primarily by Floyd Gottfredson, ran for 45 years. Mickey has also appeared in comic books and in television series such as The Mickey Mouse Club (1955–1996) and others. He also appears in other media such as video games as well as merchandising and is a meetable character at the Disney parks.
Mickey Through the YearsEdit
Mickey is a sweet, easy going, care free guy. Dispite being care free he's often bothered by his friend Donald's temper, and Goofy's clumsiness. He can be a bit irresponsible at times, which annoys his girlfriend Minnie.
Main Article: Mickey's Relationships
Being the main iconic character of Disney, Mickey has made many appearances on the big and small screen.
- (The Sorcerer's Apprentice)
- Fun and Fancy Free
- (Mickey and the Beanstalk)
- Who Framed Roger Rabbit
- A Goofy Movie
- Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse
- Mickey's House of Villains
- Mickey's Once Upon A Christmas
- Mickey's Twice Upon A Christmas
- Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers
Notable Short FilmsEdit
- Walt Disney anthology series
- The Mouse Factory
- The Mickey Mouse Club
- Mickey Mouse Works
- House of Mouse
- Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
- Minnie's Bow-Toons
- (guest appearance)
- Mickey Mousekersize
- Mickey Mouse (TV Series)
- Mickey and the Roadster Racers
- Mickey Mouse Adventures
- Mickey Mouse and the Missing Mouseketeers
- Aladdin and the Sly Magician
- Detective Mickey Mouse
- Wizards of Mickey
- Mickey's Christmas Carol (Classic Storybook)
- The Prince and the Pauper (Classic Storybook)
- Mickey and Minnie's Gift of the Magi (book)
- The Prince and the Pauper (Disney's Wonderful World of Reading)
- Disney Infinity 3.O
- Mickey Mouse (Game and Watch)
- Sorcerer's Apprentice (Video Game)
- Disney Magical World
- Disney Ranch Game: Magic Castle Dream Island
- Disney Magical World 2
- Mickey Mouse II
- Disney's Magic Artist Studio
- Mickey Mousecapade
- Mickey Mouse Mahou no Yakata
- Mickey & Minnie
- Mickey's Space Adventure
- Mickey Boxing Champ
- Mickey Mouse: The Computer Game
- Mickey Mouse Fantasy World
- Mickey Mouse Orange Express
- Mickey Mouse Jungle Daiboken
- Mickey Mouse Hamburger Shop
- Mickey's Safari in Letterland
- Mickey's Adventures in Numberland
- Mickey and Friends
- Mickey In The Great Outdoors
- Mickey's Alpine Adventure
- Mickey's Dangerous Chase
- Mickey no Yukai na Bouken
- Disney's Magic Artist Cartoon Maker
- Where's My Mickey?
- Mickey's Blast into the Past
- Mickey no Boku wa Meitantei
- Mickey to Nakamatachi: Kazuasobi IroIro
- Mickey no Tokyo Disneyland Daibōken
- Mickey's Magic Scroll
- Mickey Mouse Toddler
- Disney's Phonics Quest
- Mickey Mouse Kyoryuto Dai Dasshutsu
- The Perils of Mickey (LCD Game)
- Tokyo DisneySea Mickey to Asobou!
- Mickey Mouse III: Balloon Dreams
- Disney Magical Dance on Dream Stage
- Disney Magicboard Online
- Search for the Secret Keys
- Disney's Magic Artist
- Mickey to Ooki na Furudokei
- Tokyo Disneyland Toon Town Mickey no Boku wa Untenshu
- Mickey to Utau Tori no Shima: Minnie o Sagashite Waku Waku Daibouken!
- Mickey no Tokyo Disneyland Stamp Rally
- Mickey's Speedway USA
- Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
- Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (2013 video game)
- Disney Party
- Mickey's Racing Adventure
- Mickey Mouse: Magic Wands!
- Mickey's Memory Challenge
- Mickey's 123: The Big Surprise Party
- Mickey's Journey To The West
- Disney's Hide and Sneak
- Disney's Magical Mirror: Starring Mickey Mouse
- Kinect Disneyland Adventures
- Kingdom Hearts
- Puzzle Bobble Disney Edition
- Kingdom Hearts II
- Wizards of Mickey (Video game)
- Dance Dance Revolution Disney Dancing Museum
- The Magical Quest starring Mickey Mouse
- The Great Circus Mystery starring Mickey and Minnie
- Disney's Magical Quest 3 starring Mickey and Donald
- Mortimer Mouse was the name that Walt picked for his new character. However, his wife Lillian thought it sounded too pompous and suggested the mouse be called Mickey instead.
- The name was later given to His rival.
- Mickey's ears always face the same way, no matter which direction he is facing.
- Wayne Allwine's final performance of Mickey Mouse before his death was in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. Because of this, there is a dedication to him in the credits of the English version of the game.
- Many variations of Mickey's silhouette logo have been made.
- Mickey means "the one who is like god".
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