Mickey and Minnie Mouse: 10 facts about the iconic couple

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse celebrate their birthday today and the documentary Mickey: The Story of a Mouse premieres on Disney+ and below we share ten iconic facts about the popular couple.

Steamboat Willie

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse’s birthday has been celebrated every November 18 since 1928, when both characters made their film debut in Steamboat Willie, the first synchronized sound short film (available on Disney+) that premiered at the Colony Theater from New York. The film is a parody loosely based on Steamboat Bill Jr., a silent film starring Buster Keaton that also premiered in 1928 Love at First Scene.

In Steamboat Willie, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse meet when she runs along the banks of the river trying to catch up with Pedro Peg Leg’s steamboat. Ever resourceful, Mickey Mouse finds a way to get her aboard her even after the ship has left. The two realize an instant connection, and the rest is history…

inspired products

Following their screen debut, the instant fame and enduring charm of these iconic characters would also mark the appearance of a variety of licensed merchandise beginning in the 1930s, from writing pads and watches to clothing and school supplies. Currently, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse products reach all members of the family.

More than 100 animated content

The iconic couple has starred in more than a hundred animated content and has conquered the hearts of millions of fans around the world. The official symbol of Disney across the globe, Mickey Mouse brings laughter, fun, magic and friendship to children and adults alike.

A unique combination

The happy, playful, curious and loyal nature of Mickey Mouse combines perfectly with the sweetness, sympathy and kindness of Minnie Mouse, and together they have formed one of the most emblematic couples in popular culture for decades, adored by all generations.

Eternally in love

Mickey Mouse is forever courting Minnie Mouse as his one great love. They both trust each other’s abilities and support each other. Although they may have disagreements, they make up quickly. Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse are boyfriends and, above all, friends forever.


Both Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse are presented in series, films and shorts with multiple occupations and professions. Mickey Mouse is an actor, musician, conductor, presenter, athlete, teacher, builder, fire chief, farmer, and explorer, among others. Minnie Mouse, for her part, is seen by fans as a singer, dancer, princess, saleswoman, astronaut, cook, fashion designer, and more.

The voice behind the voices

The voices of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse were originally recorded by none other than Walt Disney himself. Walt took on the role of Minnie Mouse out of necessity more than anything, and his tenure only lasted about a year. He continued to voice Mickey Mouse until 1946 and occasionally reprized the role in subsequent years.

Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Mickey Mouse was the first animated character to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The event took place in 1978, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of it. Minnie Mouse, meanwhile, received the same distinction in 2018, on the 90th anniversary of its creation. Her inclusion on the Walk of Fame was accompanied by a fun event with leaders of The Walt Disney Company, fans and special guests such as singer Katy Perry, who wore a polka dot dress in honor of the honoree.

a crazy ride

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse inspired “Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway,” a fun-filled attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World, Florida, that invites guests of all ages to board a wacky railroad for a ride exciting with twists, gags and more surprises as Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse save the day.

At the same time that you can get themed recipes on the Disney Latin America YouTube channel to share with the family, special content on Disney’s linear channels, surprises on social networks; among other actions to celebrate the most beloved mouse.

Thus, on the streaming service, on November 18, the documentary that covers the path of the legendary character will be released, from its creation at a difficult moment in Walt Disney’s flourishing career, while giving an account of the transformations it is going through throughout the decades.

In addition, that same day a new Mickey Mouse short film premieres on Disney+, titled Mickey’s Wonderful Autumn, and the celebration continues with more series starring the couple of mice: Mickey Mouse Funhouse, The Wonderful World of Mickey, The Bow Boutique from Minnie and Minnie Toons: The Palace Parties.

to keep celebrating

The big birthday is also the perfect opportunity for the family to enjoy a healthy and delicious pancake recipe inspired by Mickey Mouse and Friends, while sharing fun moments around healthy habits with Mornings with Mickey, a special programming slot available every morning. on Disney Junior in which, between series and songs, Mickey Mouse guides the little ones in the house and encourages them to adopt routines of good nutrition, physical activity and hygiene, among others.

These proposals are in line with Disney’s sustained commitment to accompany families in promoting healthier habits to achieve comprehensive well-being.

At Disney Junior, in addition, birthday celebrations extend throughout the month with allusive programming. On the Disney Channel, meanwhile, the festivities are concentrated on November 18 with the broadcast from 11:00 a.m. of series, shorts, and movies starring Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and his friends.

On Disney’s social networks, it is celebrated with allusive content to accompany the festivities, and fans can join with the hashtag #FelizCumpleMickeyyMinnie.

In physical and digital stores in Latin America, you can find products from multiple categories inspired by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse to bring the celebration into homes, from toys and books to clothing and linens. As well as the 11oz 3D Minnie Ceramic mugs, now available in Peru.

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Posted: 11/17/2022

Mickey and Minnie Mouse: 10 facts about the iconic couple