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Celebrating Mickey Mouse Day

The history of Mickey Mouse and the best places to celebrate his birthday around the world!

This year, Mickey Mouse officially turns 94 years old on Mickey Mouse Day (November 18). Mickey Mouse was created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks in 1928. Mickey is estimated as standing 2’ 3” and weighing 23 lbs and is easily recognized by his round ears, red shorts, large yellow shoes, and white gloves. Walt Disney said of Mickey Mouse: “He was probably the best-known figure in the world by the time he turned 13.” 

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The History of Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse first appeared in the short film “Steamboat Willie” on November 18, 1928. He later appeared in more than 130 films, including “The Gallopin’ Gaucho” (1928), “Plane Crazy” (1928), and “Fantasia” (1940). Mickey was the first animated character to be given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1978. “Steamboat Willie” and “Fantasia” are still highly recognized classics to this day.

Throughout his more than 90 years in existence, Mickey Mouse has been synonymous with The Walt Disney Company. He is the face of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and has been featured in countless merchandise items and advertising campaigns. 

Mickey Mouse is a cultural icon, and his image can be found on a variety of merchandise, such as toys, clothing, and even mouse pads. He is also the subject of numerous books, comics, and TV shows. Mickey Mouse has been an important part of The Walt Disney Company since his creation in 1928, and he will continue to be a beloved character for many years to come.

If you’re looking for a way to celebrate the world’s favorite mouse, click through for a list of fantastic destinations that are perfect for learning all things Mickey Mouse. 

Celebrating Our Favorite Mouse Around the World

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