Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse!!! 10 Facts You Didn't Know About Our Friend From Childhood
Mickey Mouse just turned 90!!! Yes, our favourite mouse has been bringing smiles on kid’s faces for nine decades now. Mickey was referred to as the alter ego of Walter Disney and many believe that he represents the world of animation. On the occasion of his birthday, a 16,000 square-feet art exhibit in Manhattan opened called Mickey: The True Original Exhibition
And on his birthday, we share some of the amazing facts that most of us didn’t know about him.
1. Mickey Mouse was inspired by the pet mouse, Walt Disney had.
2. He was originally named Oswald and then Mortimer, finally settling on Mickey.
3. Every US president has posed with Mickey Mouse except Lyndon Johnson.
4. Continuing on presidents, Mickey Mouse is the most popular write-in candidate at the voting booth.
5. Mickey Mouse was the first cartoon character to ever speak. His first words were, “hot dogs!”
6. There are hidden Mickeys all over Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Spotting and finding them, adds to the fun of going to the theme park.
7. Ever thought why Mickey wears white gloves? So that you can see his hands or they would blend in against his body, especially in the early days as the animations techniques were crude.
8. Walt Disney shared that Mickey and Minnie are indeed married, although they keep it private and do not share a home.
9. Mickey Mouse was the first cartoon character to earn a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
10. Mickey Mouse had only four fingers because Walt Disney felt five fingers looked like bananas