The world’s most famous cartoon character just turned 80 this month. Â I am very sure everyone in the planet knows Mickey Mouse, he’s not one mouse to miss. Â Boy I remember my first encounter with him was when we went to Disneyworld back in the 80’s, I was 10 back then. Â But in all those younger years of my life I’ve had a lot of toys and posters of Mickey and his gang. Â From lunchboxes, posters, notebooks, pencils, hats… you name it. Â I’ve had it.
That’s why it’s really wonderful to note that a cartoon as old as Mickey still is strong and secure. Â If there was a Nobel prize for entertainment… he should have one. Â
Mickey Mouse first appeared on cinema screens in Steamboat Willie, released in 1928. Â Since then Mickey Mouse was the most important possession of Walt Disney. Â His entire empire was built on this little tiny mouse.
Here’s a little trivia: Walt Disney wanted to call the mouse Mortimer, but his wife Lillian convinced him that it was the worst possible name for a cartoon star and he agreed to change it to Mickey, apparently because he had Irish blood.