In honor of Mickey and Minnie’s birthday and the highly anticipated arrival of Disney100: The Exhibition, opening in Chicago on the same day, November 18th, we thought we would share some of our favorite tidbits about the beloved couple!
The enchanting Disney exhibit will feature an array of memorabilia celebrating these iconic characters. This includes the first Mickey and Minnie drawing reproduction, a Benay Albee Disneyland Ear Hat, a Steamboat Willie clean-up animation drawing, a Minnie Mouse costume, Fantasia story sketches, and much more!
🏰🐭🪄Celebrate Mickey and Minnie’s birthday at Chicago’s Disney100: The Exhibition in Chicago! Grab your tickets here!
We plan to check out these exclusive Mickey and Minnie artifacts at the exhibition, and catch them at the Wintrust Magnificent Mile Lights Festival as Grand Marshals as they help illuminate one million lights on 200 trees on Michigan Avenue this Saturday. Keep scrolling for the best facts about the iconic animated characters.
See the ‘Crown Jewels’ of the Walt Disney Archives! 🏰✨🐭 Grab tickets!
- Minnie and Mickey’s birthday is celebrated on the 18th because they made their first appearance in the Walt Disney classic ‘Steamboat Willie’ on November 18, 1928.
🚢🐭🎬 See the 1928 Steamboat Willie Script Page at Disney100: The Exhibition in Chicago!
- Walt Disney actually provided the original voice for Mickey Mouse! We also love that he has a Chicago connection. Did you know Walt was born here, and his birthplace home has recently been refurbished?
- Mickey’s first words spoken on film were “Hot dog!” featured in the 1929 short film The Karnival Kid.
🐭✨🎬 Mickey takes center stage to showcase our beloved Disney film, ‘The Princess and the Frog,’ at Disney100: The Exhibition! Grab your tickets!
- Mickey Mouse received a coveted Academy Award in 1932 and was honored with a star on Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on Monday, Nov. 13, 1978.
- Mickey has portrayed various roles over the years, including a detective, a magician, and even a sorcerer’s apprentice in the beloved Fantasia film.
- Minnie Mouse made her first appearance alongside Mickey in Steamboat Willie.
- Minnie’s actual full name is Minerva Mouse!
- Minnie is well-known for her stylish outfits and has been an inspiration for fashion designers, including Kate Spade, Coach, and UNIQLO.
- As for Minnie’s iconic voice? Russi Taylor was the voice of Minnie for over three decades until she passed away in 2019.
- In 2018, Minnie Mouse received a star on Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame.