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!
I 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:
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?
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?
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:
- Fantasia (1940)
- Fun and Fancy Free (1947)
- Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas (1999)
- Fantasia 2000 (1999)
- Mickey’s Magical Christmas (2001)
- Mickey’s House of Villains (2002)
- Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers (2004)
- Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas (2004)
Feature Films Mickey made a cameo in:
List of Mickey Mouse TV shows:
- The Mickey Mouse Club (1955–1959; 1977–1979; 1989–1994)
- Mickey Mouse Works (1999–2000)
- Disney’s House of Mouse (2001–2003)
- Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (2006–2016)
- Mickey Mouse Shorts (2013–present)
- Mickey and the Roadster Racers (2017–present)