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Mickey Mouse

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

The world’s most iconic mouse was born on November 18, 1928, in the first Disney cartoon with synchronized sound, “Steamboat Willie.” Even back then, Mickey had a mischievous side — as a deckhand on a riverboat, he plays a song using animals as his instruments and the captain banishes him to the galley, where he must peel potatoes. A 12″ Mickey Mouse cowboy doll cost $2 in 1935. This classic character, who first appeared in a December 1935 issue of the magazine, has been featured on thousands of merchandise items and starred in more than 120 cartoons.

Fun fact: Did you know that Disney wanted to name Mickey something else: Mortimer Mouse

Source: GunH Mickey Mouse