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Fun Facts Friday - Mickey Mouse

Fun Facts Friday - Mickey Mouse

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Written by Mums NI on Friday, 30 November 2018 Posted in: Fun Facts Friday

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 . . .

Fun Facts Friday - Mickey Mouse

Fact 1


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! 

Fun Facts Friday - Mickey Mouse

Fact 2


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. 

Fun Facts Friday - Mickey Mouse

Fact 3


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.

Fun Facts Friday - Mickey Mouse

Fact 4


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.

Fun Facts Friday - Mickey Mouse

Fact 5


In 1993, Walt Disney confirmed that Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse are married. 

Fun Facts Friday - Mickey Mouse

Fact 6


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!

Fun Facts Friday - Mickey Mouse

Fact 7


Did you know that Mickey Mouse is more known around the world than Santa? Wow! He's very popular.

Fun Facts Friday - Mickey Mouse

Fact 8


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.

Fun Facts Friday - Mickey Mouse

Fact 9


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.

Fun Facts Friday - Mickey Mouse

Fact 10


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!

Competition:

Get your child to make their very own mousey picture and share it with us. They might just win a little prize.

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