Mickey Mouse made his first appearance November 18th 1928. This funny mouse cartoon character and the official mascot of Walt Disney Company has been around for 88 years. Created by Walt Disney and Ub Lwerks Mickey is the mouse who wears red shorts, large yellow shoes, and white gloves and has become so popular that he is one of the world's most recognizable characters.
Mickey debuted in the short film Steamboat Willie one of the first sound cartoons. Mickey continued to star in over 130 films including titles such as Fantasia and The Band Concert. Mickey and his cartoons were nominated for 10 academy awards for best animated short film. In 1942 the short film Lend a Paw won an academy award. Mickey also was the first cartoon character to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame earning the star in 1978.
Mickey has been in the comics, short films, cartoons, and newspaper strips. The Mickey Mouse Club that ran from 1955 to 1996 is one of the most popular shows Mickey starred in. Mickey has even been featured on video games and lets not forget the Disney Parks.
Mickey often brings along his girlfriend Minnie Mouse. Pluto his pet dog is there to welcome and travel with Mickey as well. His friends include Donald Duck, Daisy and Goofy. Not everyone loves Mickey though take a look at Pete and you can see this.