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Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck Information & Facts

Updated on June 8, 2016

Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck

Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck
Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck

Mickey and Donald Cartoon Characters

Im sure many of you are familiar with the cute, funny and entertaining cartoon characters Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. Here are some interesting facts about these two world’s most recognised cartoon characters:

Mickey Mouse wear pants but no shirt while Donald Duck wear a shirt but no pants (well..i was actually laughing too after realizing this fact). Although Donald Duck never wear pants, whenever he is getting out of his shower, the duck always puts a towel around his waist.

Name and Position

The original name for Mickey Mouse was Mortimer Mouse, however, Walt’s wife Lilian Disney did not like that name as it sounded too pompous and suggested the name Mickey instead. Donald duck, widely known for being annoyed easily and his explosive temper, he has a full name which many people do not know – Donald Fauntleroy Duck.

According to wikipedia, Mickey Mouse has been officially honored as the most popular cartoon character of all time and Donald Duck being the number three after the Bugs Bunny of Warner Bros who takes the second position.

Voices and Phrases

One of the most identifiable voices of all animated characters is the voice of the Donald Duck. The voice was performed by Clarence “Ducky” Nash up until 1983. After that, from 1985 and onwards, it was Tony Anselmo who became the voice of Donald (after being trained by Nash). The Mickey Mouse’s original voice was Walt Disney (1929 – 1946) before it was handed over to Jimmy MacDonald (1946 – 1977). Mickey Mouse is also the first cartoon character to talk, his first words were “Hot dogs!”.

Some of Donald’s favorite phrases include: “Aw Phooney!”, “What’s the Big Idea!?” and “Hiya, toots!”. Mickey Mouse’s favorite sayings are: “Oh boy!”, “See ya soon!”, “Gosh!”, “Aw, gee..” and “That sure is swell!”.

Film, Popularity and Academy Award

Donald’s first film was “The Wise Little Hen”, deputed in 1943 and Mickey’s first film was Plane Crazy in 1928.

In the 40’s Donald Duck was so popular (even more popular than Mickey Mouse) that he featured in more cartoons than Mickey.

It has been said that Donald Duck represents who we are, while the Mickey Mouse represents who we should be.

Mickey’s short film, Lend a Paw received an Academy Award while Donald’s short film, Der Fuehrer’s Face won the Academy Award for Animated Short Film in 1943.

Mickey Mouse (1978) and Donald Duck (2005) both have a star on the Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame. Mickey Mouse is the mascot for the Walt Disney Company while Donald Duck is the mascot of the University of Oregon.


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      8 years ago

      Hi! I am doing a school research project on Mickey Mouse. I was wondering if you could answer a few questions about Mickey Mouse. Thank you!

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      8 years ago

      84 years

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      9 years ago

      i thot this was supposed to be about mickey mouse and donald duck not winnie the pooh and who ever els

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      9 years ago

      how old is the mickey mouse


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