Mickey Mouse in front of a red curtain

How Old is Mickey Mouse?

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Mickey Mouse is one of the most famous cartoon characters in the world. He has been around for over 90 years and shows no signs of slowing down! His popularity is evident by the fact that he has his own theme parks and continues to be featured in movies and TV shows. So, how old is Mickey Mouse? Let’s take a look!

Mickey Mouse figurine with his red shorts and bright yellow shoes.

How Old Is Mickey Mouse?

Mickey Mouse is officially 93 years old, but he doesn’t look a day over 60! Mickey Mouse was ‘born’ in 1928 as a creation by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks. He made his debut in the film “Steamboat Willie.” His youthful appearance is due to the talented artists who continue to work on him to this day.

Mickey Mouse has had an amazing career and shows no signs of slowing down. He is a true icon and will continue to be loved by people of all ages for years to come.

What is Mickey Mouse’s official birthday?

Mickey Mouse’s official birthday is November 18th, 1928. If you are visiting Disney World on that day, collect a free ‘Happy Birthday, Mickey’ button to celebrate his big day. They were passing them out at the entrance when we were there.

Orange button with Mickey Mouse holding balloons and a sign saying "happy birthday Mickey'.
Free Mickey Mouse button celebrating his birthday

What was Mickey Mouse’s original name?

Mickey’s original name was Mortimer Mouse, but Walt Disney’s wife, Lillian, thought Mortimer was too pretentious. She convinced Walt to change it to Mickey and the rest is history.

Who voiced Mickey Mouse?

Over the years, Mickey Mouse has been voiced by a number of different actors. The most famous is probably Wayne Allwine, who provided the 3rd voice for Mickey from 1977 until his death in 2009.

The first person to voice Mickey was none other than Walt himself. He continued to voice Mickey until 1947.

Mickey and Minnie Mouse standing together posing for the camera in front of a blue backdrop.
Mickey and Minnie Mouse

How Old is Minnie Mouse?

Minnie Mouse is the same age as Mickey at 93 years old. She was also created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks in 1928 and debuted with Mickey Mouse in ‘Steamboat Willie’.

Mickey and Minnie Mouse both were introduced in May of 1928 in a six-minute short film, ‘Plane Crazy’, but this short was not released to the public until the following year.

However, Walt Disney Studios has given their official birthdays as November 18, 1928 making them 93 years of age at this time.

Why did Walt Disney create Mickey Mouse?

Walt Disney created Mickey Mouse because he wanted a character that could appeal to both adults and children. He felt that other cartoon characters at the time were too childish or vulgar, and wanted to create something family-friendly.

How many Mickey Mouse movies are there?

To date, there are over 130 movies in which Mickey Mouse stars. Talk about a great Hollywood career!

How old is Mickey Mouse summary

It’s hard to believe that Mickey Mouse is 93 years old. We have grown up with him, yet he doesn’t seem to age! That’s the magic of Disney…and Hollywood.

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