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Mickey Mouse
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Whether if it’s any animated show that has ever been made, think about it, it all started with a mouse in 1928.
Genre: Adventure
Comedy
Running Time: 6 Minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: November 18, 1928 –
April 18, 1953
Created by: Walt Disney
Starring: Walt Disney
Marcellite Garner
Clarence Nash
Pinto Colvig
Episodes: 130 Shorts


Mickey Mouse is an Academy Award-winning series of theatrical animated short films created by the late-animator Walter Elias "Walt" Disney, the series ran from November 18th, 1928 to April 18, 1953. Upon its debut, the series has been critically acclaimed, and, from it's debut to 1942, it was the most popular series of short films in cinemas, until Looney Tunes became more popular, due to Porky Pig's popularity.

The series had four spin-offs named Silly Symphonies, Donald Duck, Goofy, and Pluto. Silly Symphonies ran from August 22, 1929 to April 7, 1939, Donald Duck ran from June 9, 1934 to June 21, 1961, Goofy ran from March 17, 1939 to December 20, 1961, and Pluto ran from July 30, 1932 to September 21, 1951.

Why It Rocks

  1. Disney animation in its purest form.
  2. The titular character, Mickey Mouse, is very cheerful and even helped to end the Great Depression, which happened shortly after the release of Mickey's first cartoon and most famous one, Steamboat Willie.
  3. Several memorable and likable characters aside from Mickey such as Donald Duck, Pluto, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Pete, Daisy, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, Chip and Dale, Clarabelle Cow, Horace Horsecollar, J. Audobaun Wooldoor, Humphrey the Bear, and several others.
  4. Pioneering cartoon industry to became a major parts of media industries.
  5. The aforementioned short mentioned on the first point is often considered to be the best short film of all time and is recognized as the start of a whole new era of short films.
  6. Very fluid hand-drawn animation.
  7. Many catchy and memorable music tracks.
  8. Unlike many of the cartoon shorts from the era (such as the Looney Tunes and Tom and Jerry shorts), the Mickey Mouse shorts didn't use excessive use of violence and inappropriate humor, instead using light hearted yet funny humor, similarly to Nickelodeon's Harvey Beaks.
  9. Mickey's popularity makes him became one of the most iconic American cartoon character, or even the most iconic character of all time alongside Mario (main character of the Japanese videogame series of the same name) and both of them are considered a prime example of a pop culture icon.
  10. Spawned several TV shows such as The Mickey Mouse Club, Mickey Mouse Works, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Disney's House of Mouse.
  11. The series had a pretty good revival in 2013, entitled The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse, which proudly continues to the present day.
  12. The revival also features awesome shorts where Mickey goes into many foreign countries, such as Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Monaco, China, Mexico, Russia, France, Spain, Italy and even cities from the USA like San Francisco and New York.
  13. Shorts such as Clock Cleaners are the proof of sub-plots done right.
  14. Along with many other cartoons, it served as the inspiration for games like Cuphead , Bendy and the Ink Machine, Enchanted Portals, and for the Skullgirls character Peacock.
  15. Many memorable cartoons such as;
    • Steamboat Willie
    • Ye Olden Days
    • Donald's Dilemma
    • The Mad Doctor (depending on your view)
    • Through the Mirror
    • How to Play Baseball
    • The Little Whirlwind
    • Duck Pimples
    • Mickey's Service Station
    • Clock Cleaners
    • Goofy Gymnastics
    • Pluto's Christmas Tree
    • The Nifty Nineties
    • Mr. Duck Steps Out
    • Hockey Homicide
    • The Autograph Hound
    • Building a Building
    • Lonesome Ghosts
    • Plutopia
    • Giantland
    • The Band Concert (The first ever color Mickey cartoon)
    • Plane Crazy
    • Truant Officer Donald
    • The Art of Skiing
    • Mickey's Garden
    • Clown of the Jungle
    • Mickey's Trailer
    • Lend a Paw
    • Trick or Treat
    • The Brave Little Tailor
    • Moving Day
    • Canine Caddy
    • Mr. Mouse Takes a Trip
    • Pluto's Judgement Day
    • Der Fuehrer's Face (Depending on how you view it)
    • Triangle of Mickey

Bad Qualities

  1. Several shorts from WW2-era are extremely offensive towards Japanese people (including Japanese fans of the show, and THERE ARE A LOT OF THEM), and one of Anti-Nazi shorts featuring Donald Duck, Der Fuhrer's Face (which won an Academy Award), was ironically widely used by Neo-Nazis movement.
  2. The shorts from the mid-1930s until the 1950's seem to focus much more in other characters (most notably Pluto) than Mickey himself, in fact, The Little Whirlwind is one of the only shorts in that era where Mickey is the main star.
    • A possible reason for why Mickey doesn't have much screen time on the later shorts is because Mickey was started to be seen as a role model for kids since the mid-1930's, while in the earlier shorts, Mickey was the subject of more crude jokes, meaning that Disney had to limit the amount of side-gags featuring Mickey in order to not teach kids to do that type of stuff, as such, other characters (most notably Donald and Pluto) were handed most of the jokes to keep Mickey's role model.
      • Unlike Max Fleischer's Betty Boop whose popularity had suffered severely because of the Hays Code rules, Mickey at least managed to remain popular among the moviegoing public (albeit to a much lesser extent compared to his black-and-white Pre-Code years), and fortunately most of Mickey's more popular co-stars such as Donald Duck, Goofy and Pluto at least managed to keep the series alive with their funnier, less-restrictive cartoons in the 1940s and 1950s when Mickey himself couldn't keep his cartoons alive due to his "role model" status.
  3. Donald can be very unlikable in the 2013 Paul Radish shorts.
  4. Some horror-themed cartoons like Haunted House and The Mad Doctor can be scary for younger audiences, in fact, The Mad Doctor, while not a bad cartoon, caused immense controversy due to it's scary tone to the point of some theaters refusing to show it and even getting temporarily banned in the United Kingdom.
    • Speaking of controversial shorts, there's a controversial cartoon named Mickey's Mellerdrammer, which has scenes where Mickey is shown in blackface due to it being a spoof of Uncle Tom's Cabin, as well as The Barnyard Battle, which features a really uncomfortable scene where Mickey is given physical examination and it also parodies German soldiers, which caused it to get banned in 1930 in Germany.
  5. Some earlier shorts copied some elements from Oswald The Lucky Rabbit. Mickey's Predecessor. (I.E. The Hot Dogs from the Karnival Kid and the Animal Phonograph from Steamboat Willie) Not to mention some Recycled Animation

Trivia

  • Even though the caption in the image says "It was all started by a mouse in 1928", it wasn't the first cartoon ever made, it is actually just a reference to one of Walt Disney's quotes.
  • The Mickey Mouse franchise was/is not only popular in the United States, it also is popular in Latin America and Europe (especially in Italy, United Kingdom, France and Finland).
  • Mickey Mouse himself was ranked at the 50th place in the Top 50 Best Animated Movie Characters by Empire Magazine, the actual reason of his low ranking is because of his only prominent film appearance being in the critically acclaimed Fantasia.
  • The entirety of the Mickey Mouse brand was supposed to go public domain in 1998, but Disney managed to renew his copyright.
  • Mickey was originally going to appear in the 1945 MGM musical Anchors Aweigh, but he was replaced by Jerry from Tom and Jerry for copyright issue reasons.
  • Due to Disney's current practices, Mickey has been constantly portrayed negatively in other media, most notably in South Park and Drawn Together.
    • The first ever negative portrayal of Mickey ever made was actually in a 1934 Japanese propaganda short film where he (or someone that looks like him) alongside other mice invade an island, until he's defeated by the famous Japanese folklore character Momotaro.

Comments


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Mickey Mouse

15 months ago
Score 4
IDC if Mickey is getting less popular and people care more for Bugs Bunny and SpongeBob, it's my favorite character and show ever!
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Shuga Kukki

5 months ago
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mine's to
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Mickey Mouse

15 months ago
Score 3

OH MY GOODNESS.jpg


Lol Mickey Mouse and Hiro Hamada made a fusion!
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Gabeeli448

2 months ago
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nice
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Biomaster

2 months ago
Score 1
stupid
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Urotsukidoji-Miraheze

15 months ago
Score 0
i like this cartoon.
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Mickey Mouse

13 months ago
Score 2
I think we should add this show on the front page of the wiki as it is one of the most important shows ever
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Mickey Mouse

11 months ago
Score 2

I believe the reasons why Mickey has a bad reputation nowadays are

1. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

2. Disney's current practices

3. Maybe both?
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LeroyManTheFirst

10 months ago
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Why Mickey Mouse's Clubhouse? It was a very good show.
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BIG2778US

8 months ago
Score 2
I agree, LeroyManTheFirst, It good show for Crap's sake
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Hookuai

8 months ago
Score -2
Improve your english, Moh278 sock.
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Nitesh Surya Vanapalli

8 months ago
Score 1
This is a good franchise.
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Crs3011

7 months ago
Score 0
Did you know that as of 2008, Disney claims that Mickey Mouse had a 98% awareness rate among children between ages 3-11 worldwide.
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Mr. Dready

7 months ago
Score 1
That’s the longest caption I’ve ever seen.
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Beefmellington

7 months ago
Score 0
I Wonder if we Should Make a Page of Oswald The Lucky Rabbit.
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Imbubby

7 months ago
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hot diggity dog
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PATRICKSTARSEVEN

6 months ago
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I remember Mickey Mouse appearing on a Merrie Melodies short.
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Mickey Mouse

6 months ago
Score 0

When?

If that's true, then I would love to see Disney dissing Bugs Bunny so we are equal
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KalloFox34

4 months ago
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That wasn't Mickey, it was a ripoff named Foxy.

As a matter of fact, he's such a ripoff that he provides the current TV Tropes page image for Captain Ersatz.
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DearMaster6

5 months ago
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In some many shorts, Clarabelle Cow and Horace Horsecollar has no lines.
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Mickey Mouse

5 months ago
Score 1
I realized that the caption was a huge mistake, I want to keep it but a lot of users only keep adding random series' on the caption, what should we do?
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Hookuai

4 months ago
Score 1
Shorten it.
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SmileFace24

4 months ago
Score 1
Make Rules.
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Sarah davis

4 months ago
Score 0
longest caption/quote reward (no im not an admin lol)
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Sarah davis

2 months ago
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redt in pineapple on pizza the long caption [???-feb 2nd, 2020]
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Sarah davis

2 months ago
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rest
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No bias

2 months ago
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And it became short.
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8BallBFDI

one month ago
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Just imagine if the Mickey Mouse shorts were never made...
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What...

14 days ago
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hotdogs anyone?
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Dingaling

7 hours 30 minutes ago
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Can we all work together and add every tv show from empire's list of 100 greatest tv shows of all time because there needs to be more live action shows on here.

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