Minnie Mouse's Birthday timeline
- January 22, 2018
Minnie officially became a star
Minnie Mouse received her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She is actually one of many animated characters, including Mickey, to be given this honor.
Minnie took the lead
NBC aired a TV special called "Totally Minnie," which was her first time as the lead character in a film.
Married to the Mouse
While it has never been explicitly stated on screen or off, Walt Disney admitted privately that Minnie and Mickey were, in fact, married.
- May 15, 1928
Minnie made her first appearance
In the six-minute silent short, "Plane Crazy," the world got its first glimpse of Minnie Mouse. Though the film didn't quite take off at first, it was later picked up as a sound cartoon after the success of "Steamboat Willie."
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How to Celebrate Minnie Mouse's Birthday
Watch some of her classic videos
Streaming services like Netflix have a number of original Disney cartoons, including "Steamboat Willie." See how far Minnie has come from her humble beginnings in the 1920s.
Put on your Minnie Mouse ears
Get your red bow and mouse ears ready! Whether you are heading to school or the office, show your appreciation for your favorite lady mouse by donning her signature look.
Head to Disney World
Although the park doesn't have any official celebrations for Miss Minnie's birthday, November is a great time to enjoy Orlando. You may even get lucky enough to spot her in the park and get a special picture together.
6 Of Minnie Mouse's Obscure Relatives
Marcus Mouse, her father
Marcus first appeared in the Minnie Mouse universe in 1930.
Mortimer Mouse, the rich uncle
He's a rancher from Death Valley; Minnie eventually inherits his estate.
Marhsal and Matilda Mouse, her grandparents
Though they only appeared briefly, Minnie does in fact have grandparents!
Millie and Melody Mouse, her twin nieces
There are some inconsistencies around Minnie's nieces: In the U.S. they've also been referred to as "Pammy and Tammy," while in Brazil and Europe she sometimes has only one niece named "Melodia."
Why We Love Minnie Mouse's Birthday
It celebrates a strong woman
Representation in media is always important. One of the reasons we love Minnie Mouse's birthday is because it celebrates a strong woman who is just as important to the Disney family as any other member.
It's historically important
Minnie Mouse - and the whole Disney family - is historically important to the development of America. There's not much more uniquely American than Minnie and Mickey Mouse and their history is indicative of the country's in that regard.
She's just all around great
Regardless of whether you love her sass, her confidence, or some of her hilarious slapstick routines alongside Mickey, Minnie Mouse is a great character and piece of American pop-culture history.