Mickey Mouse

The most Famous Cartoon Character in the World - It´s All about Mickey Mouse

Who does not know them from childhood: Mickey Mouse and his friends Minnie and Donald Duck? Once invented by Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse still fascinates young and old. Be it in cartoons or as a comic. We look at the history of the famous mouse and we consider what is new.

The character Mickey Mouse first appeared on in the silent film "Plane Crazy". Mickey achieved great famousness then only by the movie "Steamboat Willie” in 1928, which premiered at New York's Colony Theatre. Steamboat Willie was the first more famous animated film with sound at that time. Walt Disney narrated the former voice of Mickey personally himself until 1946.

A peculiarity of the character Mickey Mouse are his white gloves. Moreover, that he has only four fingers, stands out. This should reduce the animation complexity. In addition, the simple pants with two buttons Mickey initially wore is due to this aspect. Only later, the drawn character was provided full clothing.

After Mickey's big successes in the 1920s and 1930s, then also the minor characters reached their fame. Donald Duck increasingly got a major role in the films of Walt Disney. The two figures have even managed to get a famous star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood.

Nowadays, a massive merchandise machinery runs for Mickey Mouse and the other characters of Walt Disney. Walt Disney earns a million dollar business as protagonist of the Disneyland theme parks in Anaheim/California, Paris, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo. Everything about Mickey Mouse is marketed. Be it via Mickey Mouse watches up to video games like "Disney Epic Mickey".

Our children and we will enjoy the funny mouse probably still long. The brand protection for the figure was extended until the present time through a legislation amendment.