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The Evolution of Mickey Mouse | The Walt Disney Family Museum
The story surrounding the origin of Mickey Mouse is well-known. Walt, feeling defeated after losing the rights to produce films with the Oswald character that he created, was on a train ride home when he began thinking about a new star.

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The first Mickey Mouse

Mickey’s appearance and personality have noticeably changed during these past 90 years.

The action of the first Mickey cartoon was that of a teenager or young boy. It showed his mischievous ...

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Mickey's look

In Plane Crazy, he does not have white gloves or oversized shoes. He didn't even have a consistent number of fingers.

  • Mickey's shoes, his trademark footwear, is introduced in the second...

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Maturing character

The Band Concert (1935) was the first standard Micky Mouse cartoon in color with a signature red shorts. By this time, Mickey's mischievous prankster actions had passed on to Donald Duck. Mickey ha...

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