Watching cartoons has to the one the of most precious and cherished childhood memories and iconic characters like Mickey Mouse just made it more special. Mickey Mouse is a name and a face that pretty much everyone knows about. Love for him and his popularity transcends generations and that hasn't diminished down a little. Youngsters see him; parents adore him; the entire world loves him. In the event of him turning 90, the following are things about Mickey Mouse that you most likely didn't have the foggiest idea about:
Mickey was supposed to be named Mortimer at first
Walt Disney intended to call him Mortimer, but his wife advised him that Mickey would be more appropriate. Mortimer later became Mickey's adversary in the animated shows.
Mickey released an album
Mickey released a music album in 1978 that went on to achieve double-platinum status. Not bad for a singing mouse.
Walt Disney used to do Mickey's voice
Until 1946, Walt Disney himself provided the voice for Mickey. It's never been confirmed why he stopped, but some say it was due to his chainsmoking, while others say it was because he had a lot on his plate due to other studio commitments.
Mickey Mouse is more well-known than Santa Claus
Children much more easily recognise Mickey Mouse all over the world than Santa Claus.
Walt Disney was inspired to create Mickey by his pet mouse
When he was younger, Walt Disney had a trained mouse and the idea for Mickey Mouse came to him while riding the train from Manhattan to Hollywood.
Mickey has won an Oscar Award
Yes, Mickey won an Oscar for his supporting role in the film Lend A Paw, which was mainly about Pluto. He has been nominated approximately ten times.
Theodore is Mickey's middle name
Mickey has constantly introduced himself as Mickey Mouse, but his full name is Mickey Theodore Mouse.
Mickey was the first animated character to speak
Mickey says his first words, "Hot Dogs," in the episode The Karnival Kid. This episode is significant in animation history because it was the first time a cartoon character ever spoke.
In real life, the artists who voiced Mickey and Minnie were married
Wayne Allwine, the artist who dubbed for Mickey, was married to Russi Taylor, who dubbed for Minnie.
Mickey has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
On his 50th anniversary in 1978, Mickey became the first cartoon character to be inducted into Hollywood's prestigious Walk of Fame.