Not even I’m old enough to remember the Mickey Mouse club in Australia, but that’s ok because the Mouse, and his pink, ribboned lady friend, Minnie, is as internationally recognisable as Coca-Cola and Santa Clause.

More importantly when it comes to our world he’s a character that gets tattooed as often puppies, anchors and portraits of Hellraiser (but possibly not as must as the word believe under boobs!). Did you even know there are Disney-only tattooists? We didn’t. Till now!

So jump on board and start signing a happy tune as you sail on the SS. Mickey Mouse!

1. Walt Disney originally called Mickey “Mortimer Mouse”. His wife persuaded him to change it.
2. It was Mickey’s first sound cartoon, Steamboat Willie, which premiered on November 18, 1928 that shot him to fame, which is why that day is celebrated as the birthday of Mickey and Minnie.
3. Mickey Mouse’s ears are always perfect circles.
4. The first words Mickey ever spoke in a cartoon were “hot dogs” in The Karnival Kid in 1929.

5. Mickey Mouse was the first cartoon to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
6. The woman who voiced Minnie Mouse, Russi Taylor, married the man who voiced Mickey, Wayne Allwine, in 1991.
7. In France, Mickey Mouse is known as Michel Souris. He is Topolino in Italy, Mikki Mausu in Japan, and Mikki Hirri in Finland.
8. In 1998, Mickey Mouse went on strike at Disneyland Paris over a pay dispute!
9. Mickey Mouse’s birthday is Nov. 18, 1928.
10. Walt Disney said silent film star Charlie Chaplin was an inspiration for Mickey Mouse.
11. One cartoon could include 10,000 drawings for just seven and a half minutes and could take anywhere from six months to two years to finish.
12. The most successful Mickey merchandise is the watch!
13. In an interview in 1933 Walt said: “In his private life, Mickey is married to Minnie…What it really amounts to is that Minnie is, for screen purposes, his leading lady.”

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14. Mickey is estimated to be 2 ft. 3 inches tall and to weigh approximately 23 pounds!
15. Throughout Mickey’s career, he’s worn a total of 175 outfits! (Minnie’s worn over 200!)

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16. Some of Mickey’s fave sayings are “oh, boy,” “gosh,” “that sure is swell,” and “aw, gee!”
17. Every U.S. President Has posed with Mickey Mouse, Save Lyndon Johnson… And Trump atm.
18. The First Two Mickey Mouse Movies Cost $2,500 To Make.
19. Walt Disney Originally Held The Patent For Technicolor, Meaning That Disney Was The Only Animator Who Could Make Cartoons In Colour.
20. Mickey Mouse is said To be the most recognisable character around the globe.
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