Here are just a few Mickey Mouse tidbits to help celebrate the day.
– Walt Disney got the inspiration for Mickey Mouse from a mouse at his desk at Laugh-O-Gram Studio in Kansas City, MO.
– In 1925 Hugh Harman took a photograph of Walt Disney and drew some mice around the photo, further inspiring the creation of a new Disney mouse character.
– “Mortimer Mouse” was Mickey Mouse’s original name.
– Mickey Mouse first appeared on screen in the Colony Theater in NYC in 1928.
Happy 85th birthday Mickey Mouse!