Mickey Mouse’s height is 2 feet 3 inches, and he is 95 years old, seeing that his official birthdate is given as 18th November 1928.
The iconic fictional character who wears trademark black and red outfits with huge yellow shoes and huge ears for good measure comes from the stables of Walt Disney and has appeared in several cartoons, animated films, etc. There have also been live productions as well, and fans can get to also see Mickey Mouse at Disneyland locations all over the globe.
How Tall is Mickey Mouse?
Given that Mickey Mouse is actually a miniature mouse, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that his height is on the low side of life. Mickey Mouse is said to be 2 feet 3 inches tall, which is the same height as 69 cm. He is obviously pint-sized, but his height surpasses that of rats in real life.
Common rats have a height of between 6 to 9 cm and a body length of from 15 to 25 cm. This is obviously smaller than Mickey Mouse, and the reason is not far-fetched. The animated figure had to be enlarged so that he can be immediately obvious to viewers on the screens.
The Mickey Mouse that fans get to interact with at Disneyland is a real-life figure of the character and, as such, is noticeably taller. The Mickey Mouse at Disneyland is about 5 feet to 5 feet 2 inches tall. This is the height requirement by Walt Disney for persons that would portray such characters.
Who Voices Mickey Mouse?
Mickey Mouse has been voiced by several individuals from 1928 till date. However, the officially recognized Mickey Mouse voice actors are four in number. It would interest you to know that the first person to voice Mickey Mouse is the man who created him, Walt Disney. This doesn’t come as a surprise, as the character has been described as his alter ego.
Bret Iwan Has Been The Voice of Mickey Mouse Since 2009
Bret Iwan, a Pasadena-born American voice actor and illustrator, is the official voice of Mickey Mouse. He has occupied that role since 2009 till date and can be heard in several animated TV series, video games, and docu-films.
He has also voiced the role for use at the Disneyland theme parks. Some of the productions where Bret’s voice can be heard include Mickey: The Story of a Mouse (2022), Have a Laugh! (2009 – 2012), Mickey’s 90th Spectacular (2019), Mickey Mouse Funhouse (2021 – date), Minnie’s Bow-Toons (2012 – 2016).
Chris Diamantopoulos Has Been Voicing Mickey Mouse Since 2013
Greek-Canadian actor and comedian Chris Diamantopoulos also voices Mickey Mouse. Diamantopoulos first began voicing Micky Mouse in 2013 in an eponymous animated TV series that ran for the next five years. He did quite well and received multiple award nominations for his voice acting work.
In 2020, Diamantopoulos also began voicing Mickey Mouse in The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse, an animated series that is a continuation of the 2013 series. The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse ran from 2020 to 2023.
Walt Disney was the Original Mickey Mouse Voice Actor
Of course, Diamantopoulos and Bret Iwan are by no chance the only persons to have voiced Mickey Mouse. The creator of the character, Walt Disney, was the first person to voice Mickey Mouse in 1928. He continued doing so until 1946, when he got too busy and had no choice but to pass the reigns to another.
Some also say that smoking ruined his voice, and he couldn’t carry on. Whichever it was, he had to step down for another. He would, however, occasionally return to voice it until he died in 1966.
Jimmy MacDonald Voiced Mickey Mouse After Walt Disney
The second official voice actor of Mickey Mouse, who took over from Walt Disney in 1946, is Jimmy MacDonald. Jimmy MacDonald is a British-born American artist, actor, and musician who worked as a sound engineer at Disney. Foley voiced Mickey Mouse for nearly 30 years, from 1946 to 1976. During this period, some others also occasionally helped him out.
Wayne Anthony Allwine was the Third Person to Officially Voice Mickey Mouse
The third official voice actor of Mickey Mouse is Wayne Anthony Allwine. Allwine is an American voice actor and sound effects editor who was born on February 7, 1947, and passed away on May 18, 2009. Just like MacDonald, Allwine worked in the sound effects department of Walt Disney Studios and was asked to take up the role of Mickey Mouse in 1974. The results of his work were first heard in The New Mickey Mouse Club in 1977 and Mickey’s Christmas Carol in 1983.
Wayne Anthony Allwine voiced Mickey Mouse for 32 years, the longest stint for any actor that has ever had the role. His credits as Mickey Mouse include The Spirit of Mickey (1998), Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas (1999), Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers (2004), Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas (2004), Mickey’s Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse (2001), The Prince and the Pauper (1990), The Lion King 1½ (2004), Mickey’s House of Villains (2002)
How Old is Mickey Mouse?
Mickey Mouse is 95 years old. His official birthdate, as given by Walt Disney Studios, is the 18th of November, 1928. This was the day that Mickey Mouse debuted in a short animated film titled Steamboat Willie which was shown at the colony theatre in New York.
It was certainly humble beginnings, and from it, Mickey Mouse has become one of the most iconic fictional characters in history. He has a place in the Smithsonian Museum. He has also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Other fictional characters that have received such honor include The Simpsons, Snow White, Bugs Bunny, and Donald Duck (Mickey Mouse’s good pal).
When Did Mickey Mouse Come Out?
Micky Mouse came out in 1928. The iconic character first appeared in a short silent animated film titled Plane Crazy that was shown to a test audience on the 15th of May 1928. That test screening wasn’t made available to the general members of the public.
Public audiences got their first chance to watch Mickey Mouse in action on the 18th of November 1928 with the release of the short animated film titled Steamboat Willie. It was obviously shot in black and white and had dialogue, unlike Plane Crazy.
Steamboat Willie was well received by members of the public and was subsequently released in Europe in 1929. The animated short film is one of Walt Disney’s most prized possessions, and they have lobbied extensively to have its copyright-protected status extended. They have been successful, but the film is set to become public property in 2024 which is just four years short of the 100th anniversary of its release