We all know that Mickey Mouse is probably the most famous mouse in the history of television and cinema. It is impossible not to have ever seen any of his films since all kids seem to like him.
Despite being almost a hundred years old, the history of this small rodent is a complete unknown to many of us, so today we bring you some of his biggest secrets.
Everything you have never been told about Mickey Mouse:
1 – Birth
Mickey Mouse was officially born on May 15, 1928. The year in which he premiered in the film Plane Crazy, in which he was the protagonist.
2 – His name
Legend says that when Walt Disney created, Mickey he was actually called Mortimer Mouse. Apparently, he changed the name by the request of his wife Lillian.
3 – His rival
Walt Disney still wanted to use the name Mortimer Mouse and, years later, he created enemy number one of Mickey Mouse with this same name.
4 – Why is he a mouse?
The answer is simple: Walt Disney had a mouse as a pet when he was a child.
5 – Second short film
After Plane Crazy, Mickey Mouse appeared in a short film that was developed in Argentina and in which the mouse appeared riding on a rhea.
6 – His first words
Mickey did not speak until the year 1929 during the short film The Karnival Kid. His first words were “oh, Hot Dogs, Hot Dogs!”.
7 – Voice
For 19 years, the voice of Mickey Mouse was none other than Walt Disney himself.
8 – Acknowledgements
Mickey Mouse was the first cartoon character to get a star on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame.
9 – Why he wears gloves?
It is not because of fear of germs, but that his hands always look sharp in the animations.
10 – Mickey hidden
All Disney movies have some Mickey mouse or his silhouette hidden in some of the scenes.
11 – His own statue
Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse have their own statue at Disneyland.
12 – Fan Club
By 1930, the little mouse of Disney already had its own fan club.