Whether you are a 90’s or new generation kid, one cannot forget the charm and brand value of the iconic character Mickey Mouse.
Walt Disney’s most iconic cartoon character is set to turn 90, and the world is leaving no stone unturned to make it a memorable one.
Let’s take a look at some of the interesting and fascinating facts about the adorable mouse.
- Walt Disney, from 1929 to 1946, provided the original voices for both Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.
- Mickey Mouse is the only mouse to receive an Academy Award in 1941.
- During World War II, when the Allied forces invaded Normandy on D-Day in 1944, “Mickey Mouse” was used as a secret password between intelligence officers.
- Mickey Mouse was the first ever cartoon character to talk.
- Mickey was originally going to be named Mortimer. Seriously?
- There are hidden Mickeys all over Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Spotting them is part of the fun of going to the theme parks.
- Mickey Mouse is said to be more recognizable around the globe than Santa Claus.
Disney’s licensing model is quite well-established, where the intellectual property rights of the character are owned by the company. Overall, the Mickey franchise has 75-plus licensees on board.
Mickey Mouse is a funny animal cartoon character and the mascot of ‘The Walt Disney Company’. An anthropomorphic mouse who typically wears red shorts, large yellow shoes, and white gloves, Mickey is one of the world’s most recognizable characters.