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When Was Mickey Mouse Created

Mickey Mouse is one of the most popular cartoon characters and is known all throughout the world. But when was Mickey Mouse created? This post will answer that question and then tell you a few interesting facts about Mickey Mouse.

When Was Mickey Mouse Created?

In spring 1928, Walt Disney asked animator Ub Iwerks to start drawing some new characters. Most of Ub Iwerks’ drawings were of cats and dogs and these were rejected by Walt Disney. Ub Iwerks then saw a 1925 picture drawn by Hugh Harman of mice around a photo of Walt Disney. This inspired him to create a mouse- Mickey Mouse. Mickey and Minnie Mouse first appeared in the cartoon Plane Crazy released on May 15, 1928.

Interesting Facts About Mickey Mouse

  • The Walt Disney Company celebrate the ‘birth’ of Mickey Mouse as November 18, 1928. This was was Steamboat Willie, the first Mickey Mouse cartoon with sound and a distributor, was released. However, Mickey had appeared in two cartoons before that date.
  • Walt Disney voiced Mickey Mouse between 1928 and 1947.
  • The Romanian government banned Mickey Mouse from cinemas in 1935 as they were worried that children would be scared to see a ten foot mouse.
  • Mickey Mouse first appeared in color in 1935.

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