At Mums NI, we believe that education starts at home. We, as parents, are our children's Primary Educators. Together, we can inspire young minds and make learning fun!
In this Fun Facts Friday, we are looking at the best known mouse about, Mickey Mouse! No matter where you are in the world, Mickey Mouse is sure to be known. So get your little ones and snuggle down for this mousetastic mission to find out more about this loveable little guy.
What age is he? Why does he wear gloves? Is he really that famous?
Lets find out . . .
Mickey Mouse first appeared on screen on Sunday 18th November 1928 in a film by Walt Disney called Steamboat Willie. It was a black and white cartoon. That makes Mickey Mouse 90 years old!
The film Steamboat Willie was Disney's first animated cartoon talking picture which became very popular. It was originally supposed to be a silent cartoon.
What's in a name? Walt Disney had originally wanted to call this well known little mouse Mortimer. His Wife however thought that Mickey would be a better name so he was renamed Mickey Mouse. We also think it's a better name.
Mickey Mouse's first words were "Hot Dogs!". He said this in a 1929 film called The Karnival Kid when he was selling hot dogs from a stand at a carnival.
In 1993, Walt Disney confirmed that Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse are married.
Mickey Mouse was the first cartoon character to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. That is a big achievement. Well done Mickey!
Did you know that Mickey Mouse is more known around the world than Santa? Wow! He's very popular.
Mickey Mouse only has 4 fingers. This is because Walt Disney thought that giving him 5 fingers looked like a big bunch of bananas. The next time you watch Mickey Mouse Club House, count them.
Ever wondered why Mickey Mouse wears white gloves? It's so his hands don't blend in with the rest of his body. They would be invisible if they did. Gloves are also easier to draw than little mouse hands.
The Disney animators have placed hidden Mickey Mouse images or silhouettes in many of the feature length Disney Movies such as Cinderella, Wreck It Ralph, The Little Mermaid, Frozen and many many more! The next time you're watching one, keep your eyes peeled or you might just miss it!
Get your child to make their very own mousey picture and share it with us. They might just win a little prize.