Mickey Mouse Bio

Learn about the iconic Disney character that started it all in this mini bio, complete with fun facts and pictures!

Mickey Mouse portrait

About Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse was created by animators Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks in 1928 as a replacement for Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, a cartoon character created by them one year prior in 1927, but owned by Universal Studios.

Mickey Mouse first appeared in a test screening for the short "Plane Crazy" and later made his public debut on November 18th 1928 in the animated short film "Steamboat Willie", one of the first sound cartoons. Since then Mickey has gone on to star in over 120 cartoons and movies, including "Fantasia", "Fun and Fancy Free" and "The Prince and the Pauper".Mickey Mouse in Steamboat Willie

He's the official Walt Disney mascot, featuring in several attractions at the Disney theme parks. In 1978, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (a first for a cartoon character). Minnie Mouse would follow in 2018.

Walt Disney was immensely proud of his creation. He provided the voice for Mickey himself until 1944. During the premiere of "Walt Disney's Disneyland" in 1954, he said: "I only hope we never lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a mouse".

Mickey Mouse's Name

There's only one Mickey, but he goes by many different names. Originally, Walt Disney named him Mortimer, but Walt's wife Lillian didn't like the sound of it and convinced him to change it to Mickey. The name Mortimer Mouse was eventually given to different characters in Mickey Mouse comic strips, including Minnie Mouse's uncle.

Here are some of Mickey's names in different parts of the world:

Finland: Mikki Hiiri

Italy: Topolino

Sweden: Musse Pigg

Indonesia: Miki Tikus

Germany: Micky Maus

Hungary : Mickey Egér

Mickey Mouse's Family

Sister: Felicity (mother of Morty and Ferdie)

Aunt: Melinda

Nephews: Morty and Ferdie

Cousin: Madeline

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Fun with Mickey

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