Mickey And Minnie: 12 Little-Known Facts About Disney’s Most Famous Couple

Mickey and Minnie’s relationship has lasted for over 90 years and it is no exaggeration to say that this cute pair is one of the most inspiring and admirable couples in this world. They have become a part of our childhood, they bring us joy and delight, and they make us believe in the power of love.
Today, let’s celebrate this amazing bond by taking a quick look at 12 fascinating facts about Mickey and Minnie Mouse that not many people heard of, including the most loyal Disney fans. Just scroll down and enjoy, we are sure that they will brighten up your day and even melt your heart.

1. Mickey Mouse's rival Mortimer used to date Minnie in the past.
2. Even though Minnie is most known as Minnie Mouse, her full name is Minerva.
3. Mickey and Minnie’s voice actors - Wayne Allwine and Russi Taylor married each other in real life. Their marriage begin in 1991 and lasted until 2009 when Wayne passed away.

4. Minnie's father and mother are both farmers.
5. In an interview in 1933, Walt Disney said that the lovey-dovey couple in fact were married even though they didn’t live together.
6. In Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers (2004), Minnie shared about the man of her dreams: "He'll stride into the room; a light will glow from him. I'll hear music. He'll bring me flowers. He'll swing me off my feet! And I'll know he's the one when he makes me laugh."

7. Mickey was originally named Mortimer Mouse, but Walt Disney’s wife - Lillian Disney suggested that Mickey would be a better name for this character.
8. In Mickey's Follies (1929), Mickey first referred to Minnie as his girlfriend by singing out loud that he “got a sweetie” and she was his “little Minnie Mouse”.
9. Minnie also made her debut in Mickey Mouse’s first cartoon Steamboat Willie (2918), but it wasn’t until a year later that they shared their first date in Plane Crazy (1929) when Mickey invited Minnie for a ride in his plane. Though the date later went hilariously wrong, it was quite memorable.
10. Mickey is the first cartoon character who has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
11. From 1929 to 1946, Mickey and Minnie shared the same voice actor, and it was… Walt Disney. Yes, there were other actors who auditioned for these roles, but none of them was selected.
12. Nobody thinks of Minnie when they talk about Disney princesses, but she’s actually one of them. Mickey Mouse once said: "Gosh, Minnie, you've always been a princess to me." Isn’t it sweet?

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