Mickey Mouse

American cartoon character and mascot of The Walt Disney Company

Mickey Mouse is an American cartoon character created in 1928 at Walt Disney Animation Studios by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks. He is the Walt Disney Company's mascot.

Mickey Mouse
Mickey as he appears in a 1928 poster
First appearanceSteamboat Willie (November 18, 1928)
Created byWalt Disney
Ub Iwerks
Voiced byWalt Disney (1928–1966)
Carl W. Stalling (1929)
Clarence Nash (1934)
Jimmy MacDonald (1947–1977)
Wayne Allwine (1977–2009)[1]
Les Perkins (1986–1987)
Bret Iwan (2009–present)
Chris Diamantopoulos (2013–present)
(see voice actors)
Developed byLes Clark
Fred Moore
Floyd Gottfredson
OccupationDetective (MM - Mickey Mouse Mystery Magazine)
FamilyMickey Mouse family
Significant other(s)Minnie Mouse
Pet dogPluto

Mickey is an anthropomorphic mouse who wears red shorts, large yellow shoes, and white gloves. He is known for his small size and falsetto voice, the latter of which was originally provided by Walt Disney. Mickey is known all around the world as a very famous cartoon character.

Mickey first appeared in the 1928 short Plane Crazy, but did not make his official debut until Steamboat Willie, released later that year. He was created as a replacement for Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Mortimer Mouse was supposed to be Mickey Mouse's original name, but Lillian Disney, Walt's wife, said it should be "Mickey" instead.

The character has appeared in over 130 movies, including The Band Concert (1935) and Brave Little Tailor (1938). Mickey mainly appeared in short movies, but also sometimes in feature-length movies, such as Fantasia (1940). Ten of Mickey's cartoons were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, one of which, Lend a Paw, won the award in 1941. In 1978, Mickey became the first cartoon character to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Mickey has also appeared in comic strips and comic books. Mickey also appears in television shows such as The Mickey Mouse Club (1955–1996) and others. He appears in other media such as video games as well as merchandising and is a meetable character at the Disney parks.

Mickey often appears alongside his girlfriend Minnie Mouse, his pet dog Pluto, and his friends Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and Goofy.



Selected short films

Mickey Mouse has a pet; a dog named Pluto. Pluto has 5 puppies with Minnie's dog Fifi.

Mickey's friends



  1. "Voice of Mickey Mouse dies - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". ABC News. Abc.net.au. 21 May 2009. Retrieved April 8, 2012.