Minnie Mouse is such a cute and sweet Disney character. She’s super popular and famous. We all know who she is, but how much do you really know about her? If you don’t know a lot, then you’ll love these facts about Minnie Mouse.
Minnie is always so fun to interact with at the Disney parks, like Walt Disney World. She’s social, outgoing, and so friendly. It’s no wonder that she’s so loved.
In our family we can’t get enough of Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse. Walt Disney Company keeps coming out with adorable shows that they’re in that my kids love. We just know you’re going to love these Minnie Mouse facts like we do!
#1 Fact About Minnie Mouse – Minnie’s Real Name Is Minerva Mouse
There was a comic strip in 1942 called The Gleam that originally called her Minerva. Minerva Mouse is not the name we all know her by though, she goes by the nickname Minnie. I love how short and sweet her name is, but it’s also fun that she has a full name she doesn’t go by.
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2. Minnie Is Married To Mickey Mouse
Walt Disney confirmed in an interview in 1933 that Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse are married to each other. They’re so cute together and make the perfect couple.
3. Minnie Used To Wear A Hat
Instead of wearing her signature bow, Minnie used to wear a pillbox hat with a flower coming out of it. She traded in her hat for her bow in 1940.
4. She Used To Wear A Flapper Girl Dress
Minnie used to wear short flapper dresses with her knickers hanging out instead of the outfits we see her in now.
5. Minnie Is An Aunt
Minnie has two nieces named Millie and Melody. They look a lot like her, but wear purple and green. You can see them in some episodes of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
6. Minnie Is A Captain
Disney’s newest cruise ship, the Disney Wish, has named Minnie as its captain.
7. Minnie And Mickey Have The Same Birthday
They both made their first appearance in Steam Boat Willie. Their birthday is November 28, 1928.
8. Minnie Is An Unofficial Disney Princess
If you’ve ever wondered “is Minnie Mouse a Disney princess”, the answer is yes! She is the original Disney princess. She was portrayed as one in Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers. My two year old daughter loves watching this film on Disney Plus.
9. She Has A Star In Hollywood
On January 22, 2018 Minnie got her very own star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
10. Minnie’s Best Friend Is Daisy Duck
Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck are besties. Minnie is also friends with Clarabelle the cow, Donald Duck, and Goofy.
11. Minnie Has A Farming Family
The comic strip story from 1930 “Mr. Slicker and the Egg Robber” had a lot of her family in it. It had her dad Marcus, her unnamed mom, Grandpa Marvel, Grandma Matilda, and Uncle Milton.
12. Minnie Used To Wear Other Colors
Minnie is always seen wearing red or pink now, but she used to wear other colors like yellow, black, green, blue, and more.
13. Minnie Took A Break
Minnie Mouse wasn’t in any films for 12 years! Thankfully she came back after that though. Her first appearance back was in Mickey’s Christmas Carol.
14. She Has An Ex-Boyfriend
Minnie used to date Mortimer Mouse, who doesn’t get along with Mickey Mouse and is his rival. Minnie’s heart belongs to Mickey now though.
15. Minnie Has Pets
Minnie’s pets are a cat named Figaro, Fifi the dog, and Sweetie the mouse.
16. Pluto Used To Belong To Minnie
Pluto was Minnie’s pet dog before in the 1930s before belonging to Mickey.
17. Walt Disney Was The First Person To Voice Minnie
Walt Disney originally did the voicing for Mickey and Minnie Mouse. This lasted for about a year.
18. Seven People Have Been The Voice Of Minnie Mouse
This is not a lot of people considering she’s been around since 1928. The people who have voiced her are Russi Taylor, Marjorie Ralston, Kaitlyn Robrock, Marcellite Garner, Walt Disney, Janet Waldo, and Thelma Boardman.
Kaitlyn Robrock is the most recent person to voice Minnie Mouse, starting with Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures and most recently Mickey Mouse Funhouse.
19. The People Who Voiced Mickey And Minnie Were Married
Russi Taylor and Wayne Allwine, who voiced Minnie and Mickey, were married in real life until Wayne’s death in 2009.
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