Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse! Fun facts about Disney's magical mascot

Mickey Mouse made his debut on Nov. 18, 1928, in the animated short 'Steamboat Willie.'

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Thursday, November 18, 2021
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Here are cool things you may not have known about the famous animated character.

ORLANDO -- Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse! That's right, the little mouse recognized all over the world celebrates his birthday on Thursday, Nov. 18.

Artists who have drawn Mickey through the years have referred to him as Walt Disney's "alter ego" and have said he "represents the world of animation."

Here are 11 facts about the famous mouse we all know and love:

An animation cell showcases Mickey Mouse inviting Minnie to join him on a musical haywagon ride in Walt Disney Animation Studios' short "Get A Horse!"
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U.S. cartoonist Walt Disney poses with one of his creations, Mickey Mouse, on the roof of Grosvenor House in London, June. 12, 1935. (AP Photo)
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