Mickey Mouse Birthday
Mickey Mouse Birthday is celebrated on November 18 each year. The birthday is celebrated by Mickey Mouse fans all over the world.
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Why Mickey Mouse Birthday?
Every year on November 18, fans of Mickey Mouse from all over the world celebrate his birthday. On this day, people celebrate the debut of the mouse, which has been a significant character behind popular TV shows. Mickey Mouse has been the face behind the Disney Studio brand and it is a very popular mouse among children who love watching Disney films. One of the reasons why Mickey is widely celebrated is because his character has been very significant in shaping TV shows for kids. Besides, Mickey has a cartoon character that most people, both adults, and children, can relate to. Through Mickey, people’s imaginations are enhanced and they are able to realize that their dreams can all come true.
How Can We Observe Mickey Mouse Birthday:
You can celebrate Mickey Mouse’s birthday in the following ways:
- Learn about the history of Mickey Mouse
Most people know about the Mickey Mouse character but very few people research about the history surrounding him. Mickey Mouse, the TV character, was developed from Oswald’s character in Universal. Oswald was a rabbit, who played a lead role in TV shows. However, after Disney Bros parted ways with Universal, they changed Oswald from a rabbit into a mouse with a squeaky voice. On November 18, 1928, Mickey Mouse became famous after the premiere of “Steamboat Willie”, a film that he had starred in. The history of Mickey Mouse can be found online, in documentaries and TV shows.
- Watch Mickey Mouse shows
Another way to celebrate this day is by watching Mickey Mouse shows. There are hundreds of shows that Mickey Mouse has starred in. Watching the Disney channel will give you the best access to all the Mickey Mouse shows that you need to watch. The best thing about Mickey Mouse shows and movies is that they can be watched by the entire family. You can also invite your friends to watch some of these shows with you to make the experience more fun.
- Visit a Disney resort
You can also choose this day to treat your both you and your children with a visit to a Disney resort. You can use search engines to find a Disney resort that is close to your location. In addition, you need to ensure that you carry a camera that will record all the experiences you have. In a Disney resort, you may also have the chance to interact with a Mickey Mouse mascot and even take pictures with it.
- Throw a Disney-themed party
Use this day to throw a birthday party for Mickey Mouse in your home or at the park. To make it more presentable, you should install Mickey Mouse themes on the party area so that people invited will know what the celebration is all about. A party with Disney and Mickey Mouse themes will keep your children entertained during this day and also create a lasting impression in their minds. You can also instruct everyone that you have invited to the party to wear costumes that represent a Disney character that acts alongside Mickey Mouse.
- Buy Mickey Mouse toys for children
There are many toys available for children related to Mickey Mouse. You can use this day to gift them a toy that has the Mickey Mouse character in it. Most toys will have the Mickey Mouse image or symbol on the side and this will ensure that your children appreciate one of the characters that greatly shaped the cartoon concept for children.
- Post on social media
Use the pictures and videos that you have taken on this day to post on your social media pages. Sharing with others will create awareness on this day and also show others that you are grateful for the role that Mickey Mouse has played in shaping Disney Studios and the entire Children’s TV show industry. You can use the hashtag #MickeyMouseBirthday.
Interesting facts about Mickey Mouse Birthday:
Some interesting facts about Mickey Mouse include the following:
- Mickey Mouse was the first cartoon character to be nominated to the Hollywood Walk of Fame where earned his star on November 18, 1978
- Mickey Mouse is also known by other names in different countries. He is called Musse Pig in Sweden, Topolino in Italy, and Mi Lao Shu in China.
- The first name that Disney came up with for Mickey Mouse was ‘Mortimer’. However, Walt’s wife stated that the name was not appropriate for the character and she formulated the name ‘Mickey’.
- The first phrase that Mickey came up with was ‘hot dog’, which he has become very popular for
- The first person to give Mickey his name was Walt Disney
- The first appearance of Mickey Mouse was in ‘Steamboat Willie’, in which he premiered in 1928. The tune that Mickey continuously whistles in his films comes from ‘Steamboat Bill’, a song that was written by Arthur Collins.
- Mickey Mouse has starred in more than 121 theatrical releases and this includes starring in short films and other features. After ‘Steamboat Willie, Mickey starred in his first film debut, which was titled ‘Fantasia’ in 1940.
History of Mickey Mouse Birthday:
Even though there have been many controversies regarding Mickey Mouse’s real birth date, November 18 became the chosen data to celebrate when the mouse character rose to popularity. After a contract between Universal and Disney Bros failed, they tool Oswald, a rabbit character, who would shape the future of Disney Company. It was from the Oswald character that the squeaky character of Mickey Mouse was created. The character did not do well in the first two films where he debuted. However, on November 18, 1928Mickey Mouse rose to stardom. This was after the release of the first animation that included music and sound was released. The animation was titled ‘Steamboat Willie’, and it premiered in New York. Ever since this date, fans from all over the world have celebrated Mickey’s birthday on November 18, because it was the day that his star was born.