|“||When people laugh at Mickey Mouse, it's because he's so human; and that is the secret of his popularity. I only hope that we don't lose sight of one thing — that it was all started by a mouse.||„|
|~ Walt Disney|
|~ Mickey's most famous quote, also his very first words.|
|~ Mickey Mouse's catchphrase.|
|~ Mickey Mouse's laugh.|
Fancifully estimated as standing 2 ft. 3 in. (69 cm) and weighing 23 pounds (10 kg), Mickey rapidly rose to the pinnacle of American culture, being more widely recognized overseas than any other American icon but the U.S. flag. For over 90 years, he has signified The Walt Disney Company, animation, goodwill, fun, laughter, and most of all Walt Disney himself. It was said by Lillian Disney, his wife, that over the years, Mickey and Walt grew together and were mirrors of each other's personality. They both started off mischievous and cheeky, but as they grew older preferred to step out of the spotlight and observe others work their magic. President Jimmy Carter once said; "Mickey Mouse is the symbol of goodwill, surpassing all languages and cultures. When one sees Mickey Mouse, they see happiness". Mickey also shares the same birthday with his girlfriend Minnie Mouse.
Mickey served as the titular main protagonist in the classic shorts and movies from 1928 to 1953 before having his role passed on to Donald Duck and only appeared into the commercials, but he served as the host for The Mickey Mouse Club, and one of the main hosts in the Walt Disney anthology series before returning as the main protagonist in 1983. He later served as a background character in most of the series and commercials then returned to television as the titular character when starring in the Mickey Mouse Works series and Disney's House of Mouse as well as all the movie specials he appeared in. He then appeared as the main protagonist in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, the Mickey Mouse TV series shorts, The Wonderful World of Mickey, Mickey and the Roadster Racers/Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures and Mickey Mouse Funhouse.
Mickey's three-circle silhouette serves as the logo for most of Disney's subsidiaries, save for the ones that don't carry the 'Disney' or 'Walt Disney' label. Andy Warhol's portrait The Art of Mickey Mouse used Warhol's famous pop art techniques on the classic mouse. Mickey is often cited as the world's most beloved cartoon character.
Most would not consider Mickey a cartoon icon to be a hero but he has played a major role as a hero in the Kingdom Hearts video game series. He is seen as a hero in the Disney Theme Park nighttime show Fantasmic!. In the show, he takes on many of Disney's most infamous villains with a few fellow good guys helping him.
He was voiced by the late founder of Disney and his creator Walt Disney, the late Clarence Nash for only one short, which was also originally the first voice of Donald Duck, and the late James MacDonald in 1947 in the old Classic shorts. In the new series, he is voiced Les Perkins in the specials, the late Wayne Allwine from 1977 to 2009, and currently by Bret Iwan through the rest of the series and Chris Diamantopoulos in the new animated shorts. In Japanese dub he was voiced by Takashi Aoyagi (1983-2018), by Takanori Hoshino (2018-2021) and currently by Keisuke Ueda through the rest of the series.
Mickey is easily recognized by his red shorts, white gloves, and large yellow shoes as well as his round mouse ears. He often gets himself into trouble that varies in seriousness as a result of his mischief and the fact that he can be forgetful, but extremely imaginative. Even so, he can often think quickly enough to get himself out of a predicament before things get too out of hand, mostly because of his incredible imagination, persistence, and valiant ways.
Mickey sometimes chooses fun and adventure over working, a trait disliked by Minnie Mouse. While usually always having the better amount of luck, when teamed with his pals Donald and Goofy, he and his friends often end their day in failure and all three are the faults. Even so, Mickey has, on many occasions, proven to be the most reliable of the three being that, he has far better control over his temper than Donald, and more common sense than Goofy. Even so, Mickey has a notable temper that, when necessary, can be unleashed. And like Goofy, he can be clumsy every now and again. Still, these traits are less powerful for Mickey than they are for Donald and Goofy, making him the brains, and leader, of the trio and proves that he is, overall, more reliable and competent.
Mickey stands as a father figure for Pluto and has grounded him on many occasions as if he is a young boy. He also counts Pluto as his best pal and usually puts him before nearly everything else. Mickey describes himself as a good sport but on occasion has lost his temper on both enemies and friends. He is usually dumbstruck by the mere sight of Minnie Mouse, giving her many titles such as "his best girl" and constantly goes out of his way to impress her. Mickey loves her with all his heart and Minnie loves him in return. From experience, Mickey believes there is at least a small dose of kindness in everyone's heart, resulting in him being quite forgiving. He is also understanding and sympathetic.
Mickey is also incredibly brave, as showcased in just about all of his many reincarnations. Many of the classic cartoons begins with Mickey and Minnie enjoying each other's company until a villain (usually his primary nemesis Pete) kidnaps her and the takes her away, resulting in Mickey battling the villain, rescuing Minnie, and proclaiming his love. Mickey can also be very competitive, stubborn, and never backs down from a challenge, even when his opponent is twice his size. In many situations, Mickey has shown to be a trickster and enjoys pranking his enemies to get the better of them. This can notably be seen in the Mickey Mouse Works shorts "Mickey's April Fools", "Mickey's Mountain", and "Mickey's Cabin".
Despite being very heroic, Mickey prefers to be laid back and enjoys the serene moments of life above all. He is optimistic and hardworking during harsh times and often encourages his friends to keep going, but on rare events, has given up hope and even doubted himself. It's times like these when Mickey's friends, such as Donald and Goofy, are optimistic and encourage him in return.
Mickey is also incredibly noble and generally puts the people he loves in front of his own well being. He has even been able to set aside differences with his foes when necessary, usually when it'll benefit the greater good. Several stories have portrayed Mickey going through great lengths (usually in a comedic manner) for the happiness of his friends, or in order to complete a simple favor, such as the shorts Hickory Dickory Mickey and Goofy's Grandma.
In spite of being an anthropomorphic mouse, Mickey has the tendencies to act with his animal nature, including the fact that, being a mouse, he loves cheese. In the television series House of Mouse, Mickey, being a mouse, is made fun of when he is shown to exercise on a hamster wheel and drink from a rodent drinking bottle (like the ones found in a hamster cage). These particular facts seem to only exist in the House of Mouse and haven't been shown again, proving to have been used for brief gags only.
Morty and Ferdie Fieldmouse
These twin mice are Mickey's nephews, sons of his sister Amelia. The boys look up to their uncle, but they are not without mischief, and are known to get in trouble with Mickey.
Amelia/Felicity is Mickey's older sister. Though they don't to appear to interact much, they seem to care about each other like any sibling would. Mickey's dedication is evident when he agrees to look after Morty and Ferdie for Amelia/Felicity.
Madeline Mouse is Mickey's cousin.
He is Mickey's great-great-great-great-grandfather.
Moocher is Mickey's cousin.
Ben Ali Maus
He is Mickey's rich sultan cousin and an oil tycoon.
Marty is Mickey's cousin who is a planter.
Digger is Mickey's Australian cousin.
Matilda is Mickey's cousin.
Maxwell is Mickey's uncle who is a professor of Natural History.
He is Mickey's stepfather.
Boomer is Mickey's uncle who is a railroad tycoon.
She is Mickey's stepmother.
Manley is Mickey's uncle and is an archaeologist.
Louie is Mickey's uncle who is a French chef.
Murdoch is Mickey's Scottish uncle.
He is Mickey's Canadian uncle who lives in Alaska.
They are Mickey's grandchildren. They also bear to a resemblance of a younger Mickey Mouse.
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit
Mickey first meet his brother in Wasteland. Before, Mickey was unaware of Oswald nor the fact than he replaced him when he was created, which had resulted in Oswald's bitter jealousy.
At first, the two had quite a strained relationship, but over time the brothers began to develop a bond between them. Understanding Oswald's torture, Mickey would later feel guilt for his past actions that wrecked Wasterland and for ruining Oswald's life.
Mickey's shame reached Oswald after the battle against the Blot. When Oswald caught Mickey's heart, ultimately Oswald would choose to give Mickey his heart back for though he wanted to be remembered, he knew the heart rightfully belongs to Mickey. Afterwards, Mickey sees Oswald in the mirror again, but this time as brothers. Them, they team up to save Wasterland.
The Bunny Children are Oswald's children and therefore Mickey's half-nieces and nephews. They adore their uncle Mickey, while Mickey in turn enjoys their playfulness. However, the kids can get a bit too fond with Mickey to the point they would cluster around Mickey himself.
Marco is Mickey's ancestor.
Jonathan Tobias Mouse
He is Mickey's great-great-great-grandfather.
She is Mickey's great-great-great-grandmother.
Millie and Melody Mouse
They are Mickey's girlfriend's niece, whom he has a close relationship with. Mickey admired them as twins. They look a lot like the orphans and also the female equivalents of Morty and Ferdie.
Albemarle is Mickey's rich great-grandfather.
He is Mickey's great-great-uncle.
He is Mickey's great-uncle.
Minnie is Mickey's girlfriend. Their relationship is sometimes strained due to Mickey's forgetfulness and mischief, though always make-up with each other in the end.
Donald is Mickey's arch-rival, but they would be best friends if Donald wouldn't so jealous of Mickey, in some shorts they appear working together to get the same thing. Unlike Donald, Mickey doesn't hate him and he just likes to play tricks on him when Donald tries to make something bad to Mickey, and there are occasions when Mickey helps Donald when he is in problems, but Donald doesn't help Mickey when he is in problems, and only helps him when the two are in the same problem. But if Donald wouldn't try to make bad things to Mickey and Mickey would be nicer to Donald, the two of them would be best friends.
They are very close friends. Mickey is sometimes annoyed by Goofy's clumsiness, but knows Goofy doesn't mean harm so he is always kind to Goofy, and both are always willing to lend each other a hand. Mickey is also much more patient and trustworthy with Goofy than he is with Donald, which often leads to the duck's annoyance. Goofy is also very loyal to Mickey.
Pluto is Mickey's pet dog. Mickey is sometimes annoyed when Pluto disobeys him and usually punishes Pluto by kicking out of the house, but always becomes incredibly regretful when doing so, especially if Pluto's intentions were pure or if Pluto becomes heart-broken to the point of running away. They always forgive each other in the end, and will always be loyal to the other at heart no matter the situation.
They are very close friends and Mickey often gives Daisy suggestions on how to help Donald out when things get tough even though she sometimes irritates him because of easily getting bored, talking too much and overstaying her welcome especially when it comes to planning a date alone with Minnie.
They are friends, but they don't interact very often.
They are friends, but they don't interact very often.
Ludwig Von Drake
Mickey's interactions with Von Drake seem to be friendliest among his interactions with Donald's relatives except for the times Von Drake's inventions, intellect and over confidence cause Mickey some problems.
Huey, Dewey and Louie
They are friends, but they don't interact very often. Despite being friends, Huey, Dewey and Louie sometimes takes advantage of Mickey's good nature.
They are friends, but they don't interact very often. Like Donald, Scrooge has occasionally been shown to antagonize Mickey. However, unlike Donald, Scrooge and Mickey are usually shown to be friendly towards each other.
Yen Sid was Mickey's magic teacher in the The Sorcerer's Apprentice short of Fantasia where Mickey used Yen Sid's magic hat to make his job easier only to cause massive chaos. And ever since then, their relationship has been defined by Yen Sid having to very strict with Mickey in order to keep him from causing trouble. But despite this, Yen Sid and Mickey don't hate each other and are able to communicate amicably.
Raymond the Octopus
Raymond is usually shown to have a considerable dislike towards Mickey for constantly ruining his day and driving him up the walls with his mischievous behavior. However, despite Raymond hates Mickey, he has occasionally shown kindness towards Mickey in certain circumstances.
Toodles is a co-ally to Mickey.
Cuckoo-Loca is a friend of Mickey Mouse.
Duffy the Disney Bear
Duffy is Mickey Mouse's teddy bear, handsewn and given by Minnie Mouse as a gift to take him on a long sea voyage so that he would never feel lonely. Minnie also wrote a message and placed it inside a glass bottle worn around Duffy's neck. After Duffy visited Mickey in his dreams and gave Minnie's message to him, Mickey and Duffy became close friends ever since, traveling together on many adventures and making new friends along the way.
Mickey met Butch he was Mr. Slicker's second-in-command in his gang of thieves. Mickey convinced Butch to reform and he helped being Mr. Slicker to justice. Butch and Mickey remained friends ever since, and often work together.
Chief O'Hara respects Mickey for his crime solving skills as such Mickey is the first person to he goes to for help on particularly difficult cases. But there have been times where O'Hara is not above arresting Mickey when he feels that he has broken the law.
Gus was the first denizen of Wasteland Mickey encountered. During the journey, Gus served as a guide and friend for Mickey through the land and became one of his closest allies. Later, he along with Ortensia contact Mickey through a device he invented for his aid.
Unlike Oswald, Ortensia has a more welcoming attitude to Mickey, and lacks the intense of jealousy of her boyfriend towards Mickey. Ortensia was a victim of Oswald's losses, having been drained of her paint by the Blot when she sacrificed herself to protect Oswald. It was in her memory that led Oswald to start acting nicer to Mickey. After Ortensia was restored, she got to temporarily meet Mickey with his mirror. Later, she attempts to contact Mickey again for his help to set Oswald right.
In Mickey Mousecapage, Mickey and Minnie venture through Wonderland to rescue Alice from Maleficent (for the Queen of Hearts in the Japanese version).
Roger is somewhat of a acquaintance to Mickey on and offset. Mickey is aware of Roger's clutziness, but never blames or scolds him (possibly because he never witnesses Roger's accidents in person). Roger was also the one to find Mickey after he went missing on his birthday due to a mistake he caused during the celebration, and is ironically hailed a hero.
Kermit the Frog
In this made-for-TV movie, Kermit remarks that he and the mouse known each other from an organization called FASA - Fictional Animal Stars of America.
Bonkers D. Bobcat
Bonkers idolizes Mickey, claiming to be his #1 fan. Mickey respects Bonkers, but not as eccentrically as he does. However, Mickey does come to like Bonkers after Bonkers saves him from captivity.
Though not as close to Sora as he is to Riku, Mickey still regards and exalts Sora as a trusted ally and good friend. Like most of his friends, Mickey stresses for Sora's safety, especially because of Sora's destiny as a Keyblade wielder. He also shows to have confidence in Sora whenever they fight together.
Mickey acts as a helpful friend to Riku while he's not with Sora. Similar to Sora befriending Donald and Goofy, Riku is the original character Mickey befriends in the game. Both are good friends, calling each other usually by their first names, like when he and Riku bonded during their adventure in Castle Oblivion. They are also very close friends, making promises that by any means are spoiled.
Aladdin helps Mickey defeat Jafar by tossing him into Jafar's lamp.
Terra briefly spotted Mickey leaving Yen Sid's tower, but didn't get the chance to talk to him. Later on, Mickey discussed the ongoing search for three Keyblade wielders, but explains Terra's location was still unknown while voicing concern.
Ansem the Wise
Mickey looks to Ansem as a friend and teacher.
Mickey and Pete are always at odds, even when Pete is not a full blown villain, and Pete has known Mickey the longest out of any characters. Though Mickey battles and despises Pete more than any other villains he's encountered, Mickey's kindness sometimes has him forgive Pete the most out of any villains. Pete also helps Mickey on some occasions. Pete is the closest to be Mickey's arch-nemesis, after Donald.
The Phantom Blot
The Blot has actively tried to kill Mickey, sometimes because he's an obstacle to his plots, or sometimes out of vengeance to all the times Mickey has foiled him. Luckily for Mickey, the Blot cannot bear to see anyone die, so he instead puts Mickey in complex death traps that, in site of their danger and difficulty in escaping from. Mickey usually gets out of them thanks to his cleverness.
Mortimer is Mickey's main rival for Minnie's love. And whenever Mortimer tries to steal Minnie from him Mickey usually ends up losing Minnie to Mortimer. At least until circumstances which are usually the result of Mortimer's own rotten attitude allows Mickey to win her back. Apart from Minnie they have been rivals over other things such as Christmas decorating and occasionally, these competitions have ended with neither Mickey nor Mortimer being the winner. But, when there is nothing for them to compete over, Mortimer appears mainly to cause Mickey trouble which, tends to end to Mortimer suffering the consequences for his actions. In fact compared to Pete and the Phantom Blot, Mortimer is more of an annoyance to Mickey instead of an actual threat.
The Queen of Hearts
Mickey knows better than to trifle with the Queen of Hearts despite good intentions, and the Queen in return less of an enemy to Mickey.
Maleficent is one of Mickey's most dangerous enemies, and is one of the few villains Mickey truly despises. She loves to see the mouse suffer and Mickey doesn't hesitate to stop her. However, Mickey does have some mutuality and he did forgive Maleficent at least once. Regardless, they are mortal enemies. It is Mickey's valiant nature that often pits him against Maleficent's cruelty.
Jafar is Mickey's adversary. During Halloween, Jafar banded the villains against Mickey until Mickey stopped them. He also tried to kill the mouse several times only to defeated by Mickey on everyone. However, he was able to comply with Mickey at least once when there was a great threat at present.
He is especially antagonistic towards Master Xehanort, whose actions have caused a great deal of pain and destruction throughout the worlds, including the ruining of the lives of Terra, Aqua, and Ventus, but merely quips that it was their destiny. He demonstrates his hatred against Xehanort once more during the events of Kingdom Hearts III, where, after witnessing Xehanort striking Kairi down in cold blood to reforge the χ-blade, Mickey tries attacking Xehanort with Ultima, but Xehanort stops the Keyblade warrior with Stopza.
- The Mickey Mouse March - the most well-known theme song for the television series The Mickey Mouse Club, which was first written by the show's host Jimmie Dodd.
- The Sorcerer's Apprentice - originally composed by Paul Dukas in 1897, this is considered one of Mickey's signature themes specifically for one of the animated segments in the 1940 concert film Fantasia and its 1999 sequel Fantasia 2000.
|“||Meeska, mushka Mickey MOUSE!!!||„|
|~ Mickey's magic words in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.|
|“||And I may be small, Pete, but I've got friends that make me 10 feet tall!||„|
|~ Mickey to Pete in The Three Musketeers.|
|~ Mickey when being lovestruck by Minnie.|
|“||See ya real soon!||„|
|~ Mickey's closing line.|
|“||Now, Sora! Let's close this door for good! Don't worry. There will always be a door to the light.||„|
|~ King Mickey to Sora.|
|“||Hi everyone. Wanna join me on a mixed-up adventure? Who's gonna help me mix it up? I can't hear you. Let's go mix it up.||„|
|~ Mickey's opening line the Mixed-Up Adventures series.|
- Although Mickey Mouse is the official mascot of The Walt Disney Company, ironically the favorite Disney character of the own Walt was Goofy not Mickey.
- Mickey Mouse made his debut on November 18, 1928, when the short Steamboat Willie was released. This means that as of 2021, he was created 93 years ago
- Mickey Mouse is considered to be one of the most iconic and important characters in fiction history along with Bugs Bunny, Superman, and Felix the Cat.
- Interestingly, Mickey and Bugs share the same screen (so far the only) in the 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit, despite the fact that Bugs is the mascot of Warner Bros. company, one of Disney's movie rivals.
- When Mickey Mouse was created, his creator, Walt Disney, originally planned to give him the name "Mortimer". However, Walt Disney's wife, Lillian, said to him that the name "Mickey" is better for Disney's character. After this, Disney decided to call him Mickey Mouse.
- However, he later used the name "Mortimer" for a character, who is the love rival of Mickey Mouse named Mortimer Mouse.
- Mickey had tons of voice actors (Such as the late Wayne Allwine, Bret Iwan, Les Perkins, and Chris Diamantopolous). One of the voices of Mickey was even his creator the late Walt Disney himself.
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