30 Interesting Facts About Mickey Mouse | Disney Character Facts

Here are some of the most interesting facts about Mickey Mouse I have been able to dig up in my internet travels. As always, I will be adding to and updating this post as I find more, so be sure to subscribe below and stay tuned!

facts about mickey mouse disney worldI only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse.

~ Walt Disney

These famous words were proclaimed by Walt Disney at Disneyland in summarizing the origins of his entertainment juggernaut. Since the Disney universe began with and centers on Mickey Mouse, I figured it was a logical place to begin my “interesting facts about” series of posts…

Facts About Mickey Mouse

First appearance of Mickey Mouse:

Steamboat Willie in 1928


First feature film for Mickey Mouse:

Fantasia (1940)


When is Mickey Mouse’s birthday?

November 18, 1928


How old is Mickey Mouse?

90 years old


Who created Mickey Mouse?

Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks


What was Mickey Mouse’s original name supposed to be?

Mortimer Mouse


Who came up with the name Mickey Mouse?

Walt Disney’s wife Lillian


What was the first words Mickey Mouse ever spoke:

Hot Dogs (in “The Karinval Kid“)


Mickey Mouse got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 18, 1978. (his 50th birthday)


Are Mickey and Minnie Mouse actually married?

Yes


1928, Walt Disney didn’t really do much animating, including drawing Mickey Mouse.


Mickey Mouse is widely-regarded as the most popular candidate people in the US write-in at the voting booth.


How many fingers does Mickey Mouse have?

4 (3 fingers and a thumb)


Who has voiced Mickey Mouse?

  • Walt Disney
  • Jimmy MacDonald
  • Wayne Allwine
  • Bret Iwan
  • Chris Diamantopoulos

List of Mickey Mouse Feature Films:

Feature Films Mickey made a cameo in:

List of Mickey Mouse TV shows:


Mickey Mouse’s first appearance in Macy’s Parade:

1934


When did the original Mickey Mouse Club TV show run?

1955-1959


Modern-day Mickey’s ears always appear circular no matter what the angle.


Mickey actually appeared in 2 shorts before Steamboat Willie: Plane Crazy and The Gallopin’ Gaucho (both failed to find a distributor)


First movie that Mickey Mouse wore his white gloves in:

The Opry House (1929)


When was Mickey Mouse’s first Oscar nomination?

1931 for Mickey’s Orphans


Number of times Mickey Mouse has been nominated for an Academy Award:

10 times


Number of times Mickey Mouse has won an Academy Award:

once (Lend a Paw)


Walt Disney actually received an Academy Award in 1932 for the creation of Mickey Mouse.


First movie that Mickey Mouse appeared in color:

Parade of the Award Nominees (1932)


Year that the first Ingersoll Mickey Mouse watch was manufactured:

1933


Year that Mickey Mouse ears made their debut:

1955


Number of shorts and featurettes that Mickey Mouse has been in over the years:

121

Last updated 8/31/18

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Craig Smith
I am founder and editor of DisneyNews.us. My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back to my first trip to Walt Disney World in the mid-80's. I have since returned to the magical place more than 20 times.I started this site when I came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching Disney content with my 8-year old, so it made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it.Other interests include 80's nostalgia, vintage toys, video games, LEGO, Star Wars and tech gadgets. Other sites include DMR and VideoGamesStats.com.