What was the original name of Mickey Mouse?
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Answer: Mickey Mouse was originally named Mortimer Mouse. However, Walt Disney’s wife, Lillian, felt the name sounded too pompous, and suggested naming him Mickey, instead. Actor Mickey Rooney claimed that he met cartoonist Walt Disney at the Warner Brothers studio, and that Disney was inspired to name Mickey Mouse after him. This claim, however, has been debunked by Disney historians. Years later, when developing a new short, the name Mortimer was put to use for a new character, an antagonistic rival of Mickey’s for Minnie’s affections.
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