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Mickey Mouse is a famous animated character created in 1928 by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks. He is the most popular character of Walt Disney’s animated cartoons and is arguably the most popular cartoon star in the world.
See the fact file below for more information on the Mickey Mouse or alternatively, you can download our 18-page Mickey Mouse worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment.
Key Facts & Information
- The story of Mickey Mouse starts with a rabbit named Oswald, the Lucky Rabbit. This is Walt Disney’s first series of fully animated films in year 1927. But when Disney’s distributor appropriated the rights to the character, he altered Oswald’s appearance and created a new character – with shortened ears, turning the rabbit into a mouse named Mortimer. Later on, due to his urging wife, it was rechristened to Mickey Mouse.
- The first two Mickey Mouse cartoons – Plane Crazy and Gallopin’ Gaucho, both produced in 1928 drew no attention, until Disney employed the novelty of sound for the third Mickey Mouse production entitled Steamboat Willie, in the same year.
- Since Steamboat Willie was the first animation to feature synchronized music and sound effects – it instantly became a hit. It debuted in New York on November 18, 1928.
- Mickey Mouse became a national fad in the USA and by the end of the year, Disney did its marketing and started up a line of Mickey Merchandise. Two years after, the Mickey Mouse Club, a fan club for children, was also established.
- Mickey’s first makeover happened in 1935 by a young animator named Fred Moore. Mickey was given a pear-shaped body, pupils, white gloves, and a shortened nose. He also appeared in color for the first time, in the same year.
- Mickey Mouse appeared in over 130 films, including the Band Concert (1935), Brave Little Tailor (1938), and Fantasia (1940). Ten of its cartoons were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, where Lend a Paw won the award in year 1942.
- Mickey also became the first cartoon character to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- In the 1930s, Disney studios produced about 12 Mickey shorts per year, where Mickey plays different roles along with his girlfriend Minnie Mouse, and his animated gang of friends that includes Donald Duck, Goofy, Pluto, and Daisy Duck.
- In 1950s, Mickey had a theme park, and a newspaper comic strip. A television series, The Mickey Mouse Club, aired from 1955-1996.
- Mickey also appeared in comic books such as Disney Italy’s Topolino, MM Mickey Mouse Mystery Magazine, and Wizards of Mickey. He also appeared in video games.
- Soon, Disney featured different films like Bambi and Sleeping Beauty.
MICKEY MOUSE AND HIS FAME
- In 1978, Mickey celebrated his 50th birthday in a 90-minute television special.
- Several theme parks were also established where Mickey visited its opening in places such as Tokyo (1983) and Paris (1992).
- In 2002, he appeared in the PlayStation Video2 game Kingdom Hearts and in 2006, he appeared in 3D.
- Mickey mouse can still be viewed on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on Disney Channel.
Mickey Mouse Worksheets
This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about Mickey Mouse across 18 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use Mickey Mouse worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about the Mickey Mouse which is a famous animated character created in 1928 by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks. He is the most popular character of Walt Disney’s animated cartoons and is arguably the most popular cartoon star in the world.
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Mickey Mouse Facts
- The Most Famous Mouse
- Mickey Mouse & Friends I
- Mickey Mouse & Friends II
- Mickey’s Greatest Adventure
- True Friendship
- Famous Lines
- Mickey Mouse Club I
- Mickey Mouse Club II
- Walt Disney
- Disney Quote
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