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Last Updated : Nov 18, 2018 08:34 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Mickey Mouse turns 90: Facts about the iconic cartoon character

As Mickey Mouse turns nonagenarian here are ten cool facts about the iconic character

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The cartoon character was originally going to be named Mortimer. It was creator Walt Disney's wife Lily who suggested “Mickey Mouse” was a better choice. (Image: Reuters)
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The cartoon character was originally going to be named Mortimer. It was creator Walt Disney's wife Lily who suggested “Mickey Mouse” was a better choice. (Image: Reuters)

Disney wasn’t satisfied with the first few artists that to shortlisted to voice Mickey, so he did it, and continued to do so until 1947. (Image: Reuters)
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Disney wasn’t satisfied with the first few artists that to shortlisted to voice Mickey, so he did it, and continued to do so until 1947. (Image: Reuters)

According to Disney, Mickey and Minnie are indeed married, although they keep it private and do not share a home. (Image: Reuters)
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According to Disney, Mickey and Minnie are indeed married, although they keep it private and do not share a home. (Image: Reuters)

When Disney was contemplating a name for his first theme park (Disneyland), he considered calling it "Mickey Mouse Village". (Image: Reuters)
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When Disney was contemplating a name for his first theme park (Disneyland), he considered calling it "Mickey Mouse Village". (Image: Reuters)

Mickey Mouse has been a prominent feature at Disneyland since it opened doors in 1955, with guests interacting with him at viewing him in parades or snapping up Mickey Mouse merchandise. (Image: Reuters)
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Mickey Mouse has been a prominent feature at Disneyland since it opened doors in 1955, with guests interacting with him at viewing him in parades or snapping up Mickey Mouse merchandise. (Image: Reuters)

Every US president except Lyndon Johnson has posed with Mickey Mouse. (Image: Reuters)
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Every US president except Lyndon Johnson has posed with Mickey Mouse. (Image: Reuters)

Mickey Mouse is the most popular write-in candidate at voting booths in the US. (Image: Reuters)
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Mickey Mouse is the most popular write-in candidate at voting booths in the US. (Image: Reuters)

He was the first cartoon character to earn a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He got to walk the "famous walk" on November 18, 1978 which was his 50th birthday. (Image: Reuters)
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He was the first cartoon character to earn a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He got to walk the "famous walk" on November 18, 1978 which was his 50th birthday. (Image: Reuters)

Mickey Mouse is said to be more recognisable around the globe than Santa Claus. (Image: Reuters)
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Mickey Mouse is said to be more recognisable around the globe than Santa Claus. (Image: Reuters)

The first piece of Mickey Mouse merchandise was a tablet of paper that featured the mouse, designed for children. The first doll was designed in 1930. (Image: Reuters)
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The first piece of Mickey Mouse merchandise was a tablet of paper that featured the mouse, designed for children. The first doll was designed in 1930. (Image: Reuters)

First Published on Nov 18, 2018 08:34 pm
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