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英文名稱:Mickey Mouse
首秀:1928年11月18日動畫片《威利號汽船 (Steamboat Willie)》


I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a mouse.
I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I've ever known.
Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age and dreams are forever.
笑容永不過時,想象力不分年齡, 夢想永不終結。
-----華特·迪士尼 Walt Disney 

Mickey Mouse is the symbol of goodwill, surpassing all languages an cultures. When one sees Mickey Mouse, they see happiness.

-----美國前總統吉米·卡特 Former US President Jimmy Carter


"Gosh!," "Oh boy!," "That sure is swell!," "Aw, gee...," 和 "See ya soon!" 

Happy 86th Birthday Mickey Mouse

The 'most famous rodent' on the Earth – Mickey Mouse -- turns 86 on Tuesday, 18 November. 'Born' on 18 November 1928, the little mouse is best known around the world as 'Walt Disney's famous mouse'. As one of the most recognizable cartoons in the world, Mickey Mouse made his debut in the short film Steamboat Willie in 1928, one of the first sound cartoons. Since then, he has appeared in over 130 films, including Brave Little Tailor in 1938 and Fantasia in 1940. In celebration of the birthday of Mickey Mouse, here are 6 interesting facts to know:

Mickey's Rise to Stardom

In the spring of 1928, Walt Disney got inspiration for Mickey Mouse from a tame mouse at his desk at Laugh-O-Gram Studio in Kansas City. Mickey Mouse debuted in the 1928 animated short film Steamboat Willie and went on to become a familiar figure at Walt Disney studios. The date when the mouse first appeared on screen, 18th November, is referred to as his birthday.

Mickey's Imagined Height and Weight
Mickey Mouse is fancifully estimated to be standing at two feet and three inches (69 cm) and weighing 23 pounds. Mickey rose to the pinnacle of American culture and is said to be more widely recognised in other countries than anything American, apart from the US flag.
Walt Disney's Symbol

For 86 years now, the little fictional rodent has signified The Walt Disney Company, animation, fun, goodwill, laughter and most importantly Walt Disney himself. His wife, Lillian Disney was once quoted as saying that Mickey and Walt "grew together" and were "mirrors of each other's personality".
Hollywood's Walk of Fame

On November 18, 1978, on his 50th birthday, Mickey became the first cartoon character to have a star on the Hollywood's Walk of Fame. Mickey's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame(Wiki Commons)Micker only has three fingers and a thumb on each hand, which according to Disney, was a financial and an artistic decision. "Artistically five digits are too many for a mouse. His hand would look like a bunch of bananas," Disney stated. "Financially, not having an extra finger in each of the 45,000 drawings that make up a six-and-one-half minute short has saved the studio millions."
The Mouse Always in Trouble, Fun loving and Adventurous
Mickey is most easily recognized by his red shorts with white buttons on it, white gloves and large yellow shoes and his round mouse ears. In most of his movies, he often gets himself into trouble that varies in seriousness as a result of his mischief and the fact that he can be forgetful, although he is very imaginative. In his short films, Mickey often chooses fun and adventure over working, something disliked by Minnie Mouse, his girlfriend. Although he and his pals Donald and Goofy have good amount of luck, they usually end their day in failure.



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