Disney EchoEar Grand Mouseter
Joined: Aug. 2001
||Posted: Nov. 16, 2003 7:02 am/pm
November 18, 2003 represents the 75th Birthdays of Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse (and Pegleg Pete, too ) .
Thank you Walt Disney for creating these characters and bringing them to life. Thank you Walt Disney Company for perpetuating them. Happy birthday, and many more, to Mickey, Minnie, Pegleg Pete and all the Disney characters we enjoy.
What are your memories of Mickey and/or Minnie Mouse, either in cartoons, movies, home video, TV, comic books, collectibles, theme park appearances or character meet and greets? What would you tell Mickey or Minnie, or animators or management at Disney, if you could send them a message for Mickey and Minnie's 75th Birthday? What is the secret of these characters' longevity? Have they served their purpose, is it time to revamp or perhaps phase out these characters for something more relevant to today? Are Mickey and Minnie too "cheesey" (no pun intended! ) or too dated, are they too sweet and saccharine, too diluted, too corporate symbol and not enough of their on-screen personalities as originally created, are they pushed into the background too much or are Mickey and Minnie still major "stars" at Disney? Are Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse over-rated, or under-rated?Have they changed for the better, so-so, or worse since their creation and premiere in 1928? Should they be edgier? Are they just fine the way they are? What is there too much of regarding Mickey and Minnie, too little of? Does TV's "House of Mouse" cartoon series do Mickey and Minnie justice? What memories do you have of introducing Mickey and Minnie Mouse, in any form or media, to your young family members or kids that you know of? Has collecting Mickey Mouse memorabilia gotten out of hand, too much stuff on the market that it's "junk" that doesn't have any lasting value, or is your collection appreciating? What's your favorite Mickey or Minnie Mouse object or piece of memorabilia?
And last: If you want to write a greeting or message "to" Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse or even Pegleg Pete feel free to do so.
Here's some birthday cake and plates, plenty for all...if you want some cake just click on the emoticon for it and serve yourself. Here's the pastry chef to serve you personally: