Its Mickey’s birthday!!

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The main mouse turned 88 years old today and what better way to celebrate such a birthday than traveling all around the world making new friends? BUT the Mickey is still doing some traveling for some special events happening in the Disney Parks!

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Did you know that the script for the very first short that Mickey was originally featured in “Plane Crazy” was done while Walt was traveling on a train from Chicago.

The characteristic movements of the mouse were inspired by Charlie Chaplin.

Mickey’s shorts were originally silent, but Mickey debut his voice in the 1929 cartoon short ” The Carnival Kid”

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His famous white gloves made their debut in the 1929  short “The Opry House”

January 1930 was the very first Mickey Mouse comic strip appeared in 40 different newspapers.

Mickey Mouse was named by Walt’s wife Lilian. Mickey Rooney claims that Mickey Mouse was in fact named after himself who met Disney in the 1920’s as a child.

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Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse thank you for continuously putting smiles on my face and making magic happen wherever you are! Have a great 88th birthday! How are you celebrating this Mouse’s birthday? Let me know in the comments below!

-Dezi

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