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Mickey Mouse is one of the most recognizable characters in the world. He is the icon of Disney, one of the biggest companies in the world.
Did you know that he was just a replacement for an earlier cartoon character?
Mickey Mouse was conceived as a replacement for Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, which was created by the Disney Brothers studios in 1927. Even though they created the cartoon character, it was owned by Universal Studios.
By 1928, when Disney tried to negotiate with another contract, Universal Studios declined and retained the rights to Oswald. They offered to keep Walt Disney, but he refused. He then parted ways with Universal Studios.
Afterward, he started thinking of a replacement for Oswald. He, along with Ub Iwerks, brainstormed to create a character that would be bankable and that they can call their own.
On his train ride home, Walt Disney started creating ideas on what would become Mickey Mouse. Initially, the character’s name was “Mortimer,” but Walt’s wife Lillian hated the name. She gave the name “Mickey,” and as they always say, the rest is history.
Launched on: June 1, 2020