It was all started by a Mouse! Now more than 90 years after the creation of Mickey Mouse he is a world-wide icon, bringing joy to many. Mickey Mouse inspired cartoons, movies and theme parks to be created. Now learn 10 Trivia Facts about Mickey Mouse, the mouse that started it all.
10 Trivia Facts About Mickey Mouse:
1. In 2018, Mickey Mouse celebrated his 90th Birthday. Mickey Mouse was created by Walt Disney & Ub Iwerks in 1928, at the Walt Disney Studios.
2. Wondering what Mickey Mouse’s first words spoken were? Well, now you are. In The Karnival Kid, a 1929 cartoon, Mickey Mouse spoke his first words being, “Hot dogs!”.
3. Mickey Mouse could have been named Mortimer. This is because Mortimer is the alternative name suggested by Lillian Disney? What do you think, are you happy he is named Mickey Mouse?!
4. Steamboat Willie was not actually the first Mickey Mouse cartoon made, however it was the first to be released. Steamboat Willie debuted at The Colony Theater in New York on November 18, 1928. This cartoon short was the first fully synchronized sound cartoon of its time.
5. The first ever Mickey Mouse comic strip was published on January 13, 1930. The artist was Ub Iwerks, who also was the animator of the earliest Mickey Mouse cartoons.
6. The first ever theatrically released color cartoon to feature Mickey Mouse premiered on February 23, 1935, named The Band Concert. That same year was the last ever all black & white released Mickey cartoon, on April 13, 1935. From there on, it was all color!
7. Poor Mickey Mouse on this fact, as Donald Duck as actually starred in more short films than the mouse himself!
8. Did you know Walt Disney received an honorary Oscar for creating Mickey Mouse? Walt Disney was presented with this in 1932.
9. Mickey’s Christmas Carol was a very special Mickey Mouse release, because it was his first theatrically released cartoon in 30 years! Released in 1983, Mickey Mouse returns. Prior to this his last appearance was in The Simple Things, 1953.
10. Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Hollywood Studios was the first ever ride-through attraction to feature Mickey Mouse and friends! Another interesting fact about this attraction is it contains the most Hidden Mickey’s to search for, to date.