Happy Birthday Mickey & Minnie! 

November 18, 1928

Mickey and Minnie were born! Today they turn 87 years young and boy they look magical! In honor of there birthday here are 10 facts to celebrate the happy couple!

1. Walt Disney wrote the script for the 1929 short “plane crazy”, which was the first short created to star Mickey Mouse, this is also the first time Minnie appeared alongside Mickey!  
2. Although Mickey and Minnie never had an on screen wedding, in a 1933 interview Walt said Mickey is married to Minnie!

3. Mickey Mouse is the first cartoon character to have a star on the Hollywood walk of fame, it was presented to him on his birthday in 1978

4. Walt Disney provided the original voices for both Mickey and Minnie from 1929-1946

5. Minnie’s full name is Minerva Mouse.

6. Both Minnie’s parents were farmers.

7. Mickey made his debut appearance  in the 1934 “Macy’s Santa Clause Parade” which is now called “Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade”. The balloon was hand painted and guided by men and women dressed in Mickey and Minnie costumes my

8. Mickey Mouse was the first ever cartoon character to talk. In the 1929 episode “Th Karnival Kid” where his first words were “hot dog”

 9. The 1929 short “Mickeys Follies” is where he sang he’s “got a sweetie…she’s my little Minnie Mouse” where he announced Minnie was his girlfriend!  
10. The women who voiced Minnie Mouse was Russi Taylor who in 1991 married Wayne Allwine who voiced Mickey Mickey Mouse!

Happy Birthday Mickey and Minnie!


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