Fictional universe and media franchise involving Mickey Mouse and associated Disney characters
The Mickey Mouse universe is a fictional shared universe which is the setting for tales involving Disney cartoon characters Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Goofy, and lots of different characters. The universe originated from the Mickey Mouse animated quick movies produced by Disney beginning in 1928, however its first constant model was created by Floyd Gottfredson within the Mickey Mouse newspaper sketch. Actual-world variations additionally exist in Disneyland and Tokyo Disneyland, known as Mickey’s Toontown.
Since 1990, town by which Mickey lives is usually known as Mouseton in American comics. In trendy continuity, Mouseton is usually depicted as being situated within the fictional U.S. state of Calisota, analogous to Northern California. This fictional state was invented by comics author Carl Barks in 1952 as the placement for Donald Duck’s residence metropolis, Duckburg.
Essentially the most constant side of the Mickey Mouse universe is the characters. Essentially the most well-known embody Mickey’s girlfriend Minnie, pet canine Pluto, associates Goofy, Horace Horsecollar, Clarabelle Cow, and nemesis Pete. Some Disney productions incorporate characters from Disney’s animated function movies, resembling Tub Day (1946; by which Figaro from Pinocchio seems as Minnie’s cat), Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983), and – most extensively – Disney’s Home of Mouse (2001–2003).
The time period “Mickey Mouse universe” shouldn’t be formally utilized by The Walt Disney Firm, but it surely has been utilized by Disney comics creator and animation historian David Gerstein. The Walt Disney Firm sometimes makes use of phrases resembling Mickey & Pals or Mickey & the Gang to check with the character franchise.
The Mickey Mouse universe basically originated with the debut of Mickey himself in Aircraft Loopy (1928). Though Mickey’s tales included the character Pete, who was created in 1925, the world by which Mickey lives holds a continuity largely unbiased from earlier movies. An exception to this was the reintroduction of Oswald the Fortunate Rabbit in 2010 with the discharge of Epic Mickey.
In 1930, Disney started a Mickey Mouse sketch which drastically expanded Mickey’s world. The tales then turned a piece of collaborative fiction with completely different writers working in numerous mediums. This generally brought on continuity discrepancies. For instance, whereas Mickey and his associates largely dwell in the identical up to date setting, they generally seem in unique settings together with interval items (Courageous Little Tailor, The Nifty Nineties) and fantasy movies (Fantasia, Enjoyable and Fancy Free).
A technique the comics writers defined this discrepancy was to current the characters as “actual” cartoon characters who’re employed by Disney as actors. Walter J. Ong in his cultural analysis of Mickey Mouse and Americanism additionally agreed with this opinion. In brief, characters are extra human-likely however much less animal options of their traits. This understanding of the characters main separate lives was welcomed by Walt Disney who when requested whether or not or not Mickey and Minnie had been married, replied that the mice had been certainly married of their “non-public lives”, however that they generally seem as boyfriend and girlfriend for “display functions.” Additionally, within the World Conflict II propaganda movie The New Spirit (1942), Donald Duck fills out his earnings tax and lists his occupation as “actor”, and the movie The Three Musketeers (2004) features a DVD bonus function of the characters reminiscing on their expertise filming the film.
Animation historian David Gerstein has famous that though the characters will seem in numerous settings and generally even change their names (Mickey’s Christmas Carol), the characters are nonetheless themselves and behave in a manner according to their natures.
Usually, Mickey Mouse sequence motion pictures are for leisure goal. Differing from conventional tales like Aesop’s Fables, Disney animation typically don’t keep away from grownup or mature scenes. In Hawaiian Vacation (1937), Goofy was in a scene of being in a grave. Disney organized amusing scene after that. Its alternative of scene creation may be seen as a signature of the eye to leisure effort.
In Aircraft Loopy (1928), the primary produced Mickey Mouse story, Mickey is seen at a farm. In all of his early movies Mickey is in a rural setting, however mostly at a farm. This setting was succinctly offered within the first sentences of certainly one of Mickey’s first storybooks:
“This story is about Mickey Mouse who lives in a comfy nest below the ground of the previous barn. And it’s about his good friend Minnie Mouse whose house is safely hidden, tender and heat, someplace within the hen home.”
— The Adventures of Mickey Mouse: Ebook I (1931)
Within the Mickey Mouse newspaper strip, Mickey’s farm was almost certainly situated within the midwestern United States, as indicated by characters’ feedback to have arrived “out west” to Loss of life Valley and to go “again east” to conduct enterprise, and so forth. This rural setting mirrored Walt Disney’s personal childhood in Missouri and like Disney, Mickey finally moved to town, though he by no means forgets his roots. Mickey generally makes references to his life “again on the farm.”
Mickey appeared in an city setting as early as 1931 within the quick movie Visitors Troubles the place he works as a taxi driver. Mickey’s metropolis was unnamed till 1932, when the funny story The Nice Orphanage Theft recognized it as Silo Heart. Some Floyd Gottfredson tales merely known as town Hometown whereas different Gottfredson tales used the identify Mouseville. However the first constant identify for Mickey’s metropolis got here in 1950s Italy, the place it was known as Topolinia (from Topolino or ‘little mouse,’ Mickey’s Italian identify).
In 1990, Disney Comics launched the brand new American comedian Mickey Mouse Adventures and initially deliberate to make use of the identify Mouseville there. However as a result of then-current Mighty Mouse cartoons’ use of a metropolis known as Mouseville, the brand new identify Mouseton was created for Mickey’s city as an alternative; each in Mickey Mouse Adventures and in Disney’s up to date reprints of classic tales in Walt Disney’s Comics and Tales (1991–93). Later writer Gemstone and the current Growth Studios have continued using Mouseton from 2003 onward. Unusually, in-between licensee Gladstone (1993–99) normally left Mickey’s metropolis unnamed, or—very hardly ever—referenced it as Duckburg, higher generally known as Donald Duck’s hometown.
Mouseton’s location in Calisota and its positioning with regard to Duckburg (the cities being not removed from each other) had been the topic of hypothesis early on, however have typically been handled constantly in American publications from 2003 onward.
In Disney comics printed by Egmont (Scandinavia) and Abril (Brazil), Mickey lives in Duckburg—though Mickey and Donald solely hardly ever workforce up in shared comics adventures. The identical custom extends to Disney comics printed in Germany by Egmont subdivision Ehapa (Duckburg is known as Entenhausen in German), though the German comics have talked about attainable equivalents of Mouseton as neighboring cities or villages: Mausdorf (German for “mouse village”) and Mäuslingen (German equal to “Mouseville”).
In Germany, the Netherlands, Brazil and Scandinavia, native custom has it that Mickey’s hometown is just a unique district of Duckburg. In Disney theme parks, the Roger Rabbit-inspired Toontown, a district in Los Angeles particularly for cartoon characters, is offered as Mickey’s residence.
In some 1920s and 1930s Disney press releases and magazines, Mickey was described as dwelling in Hollywood—though the agricultural setting of the particular cartoons and comics had little in widespread with the precise Hollywood.
Within the movie Mr. Mouse Takes a Journey (1940) Mickey and Pluto dwell in the true world metropolis of Burbank, California, residence of Walt Disney Studios.
In Kingdom Hearts and its sequel Kingdom Hearts II, each the Mouseton and Duckburg characters dwell in a realm known as “Disney Citadel.”
The Walt Disney Parks and Resorts modeled Mickey’s hometown and birthplace as Mickey’s Toontown. Occasional trendy animated initiatives reference Toontown as properly.
Within the TV sequence Goof Troop (1992–1993) Goofy and Pete dwell within the fictional city of Spoonerville. The city additionally seems within the 1993 videogame of the identical identify and within the two movies primarily based on the sequence: A Goofy Film (1995) and An Extraordinarily Goofy Film (2000).
Most important characters
Mickey Mouse. An anthropomorphic mouse most frequently wearing gloves, purple shorts and yellow sneakers. Whereas sometimes given a modest and nice persona, he’s usually an enthusiastic and decided character, searching for new adventures, pleasure and mysteries. He usually serves because the de facto chief of his associates. He was launched in 1928.
Minnie Mouse. She is Mickey’s feminine counterpart, an anthropomorphic mouse normally portrayed as his girlfriend who first appeared in 1928. Initially characterised as a flapper, Minnie has usually performed Mickey’s damsel in misery. Her most frequent occupation in early cartoons was a musician and songwriter.
Goofy. He’s Mickey’s goofy however good-natured and well-meaning good friend who was first launched in 1932. Goofy is an anthropomorphic canine who’s accident-prone. In some tales he dates Clarabelle Cow whereas different occasions he’s proven as a single mother or father. His unique identify was Dippy Dawg.
Pluto. He’s Mickey Mouse’s pet canine who was first launched in 1930 as Minnie’s canine Rover and in 1931 as Mickey’s canine. Not like the anthropomorphic Goofy, Pluto is characterised as a standard canine who walks on 4 legs, and nearly by no means speaks.
Donald Duck. Mickey’s temperamental, and oftentimes egocentric good friend who attire as a sailor and speaks with a semi-unintelligible voice.
Daisy Duck. Donald’s girlfriend, with an equally harmful mood however a way more refined mien. She is greatest associates with Minnie.
Clarabelle Cow. A tall, anthropomorphic cow who’s Minnie Mouse’s good friend and is launched in 1928. She is vulnerable to gossip and sometimes performs a well-meaning however ineffective mother or father determine to Donald Duck. She has been identified so far each Horace Horsecollar and Goofy.
Horace Horsecollar. A tall, anthropomorphic horse who’s Mickey Mouse’s good friend who first appeared in 1929. He’s vulnerable to bragging and sensible joking. Earlier than the looks of Donald Duck and Goofy, Horace was Mickey Mouse’s ordinary sidekick. He’s usually seen because the boyfriend of Clarabelle Cow.
Pete (additionally known as Peg-Leg Pete or Black Pete amongst different names). A big chubby anthropomorphic cat and a recurring antagonist who was first launched in 1925. His character ranges from a hardened felony to an moral menace. Within the comics he’s generally paired with Sylvester Shyster.
Chip ‘n’ Dale. Two chipmunks who are sometimes trouble-makers for Pluto and Donald. Nonetheless, the chipmunks are sometimes provoked, particularly by Donald.
Scrooge McDuck. Donald Duck’s rich uncle who’s the richest duck on the earth. He lives within the metropolis of Duckburg and is of Scottish descent.
Ludwig Von Drake. Donald Duck’s eccentric uncle who’s a resident scientist, lecturer, and psychiatrist. He was launched in 1961, as a part of Walt Disney’s NBC tv particular.
Mickey Mouse household
Felicity Fieldmouse (née Mouse) is Mickey’s older sister and the mom of Mickey’s twin nephews Morty and Ferdie. The character first appeared in Morty and Ferdie’s 1932 comics debut: there, she appears to be like previous and isn’t acknowledged to be Mickey’s sister. Certainly, Mickey calls her “Mrs. Fieldmouse” as if she had been an unrelated acquaintance, implying that Morty and Ferdie name Mickey “uncle” as a type of courtesy. Danish editor Egmont Publishing used the character once more in seven tales printed between 2000 and 2008, reimagining some points whereas refraining from declaring the previous and the brand new character the identical one. This new incarnation appears to be like youthful and is recognized as Mickey’s sister. She is now named Felicity, a reputation that was saved within the American localization of those Danish tales. In Egmont manufacturing notes her husband is called Frank Fieldmouse, although the character has by no means appeared in a narrative.
Morty and Ferdie Fieldmouse
Mortimer “Morty” and Ferdinand “Ferdie” Fieldmouse are Mickey Mouse’s twin nephews. They first appeared in Floyd Gottfredson’s Mickey Mouse Sunday web page storyline titled “Mickey’s Nephews” (1932). Since then they’ve appeared in lots of comedian strips and comedian ebook tales starring Mickey Mouse and Pluto. Morty and Ferdy had been first proven as carrying shirts, however no pants or underpants. Pants had been later added to their wardrobe.
Ferdie disappeared from the Mickey Mouse sketch in 1943 as a result of Gottfredson thought the nephews had been an excessive amount of alike. He had plans to carry Ferdie again later as a bespectacled, mental, bookworm mouse with an Eton hat and coat with the reason that he had been away at college. Nonetheless, Gottfredson by no means received round to bringing Ferdie again and Morty remained within the strip alone. Morty was sometimes depicted together with his greatest good friend named Alvin and a sweetheart named Millie. Each had been anthropomorphic canine. Ferdie by no means vanished from comedian ebook tales, nevertheless. Lately, a few of Morty and Ferdie’s comedian ebook appearances have portrayed them as (very proficient) soccer gamers on the workforce Riverside Rovers. Their mom is depicted as a supportive “Soccer Mother.” Morty & Ferdie are additionally sometimes pitted towards their antagonists Melody, Minnie Mouse’s niece and Pete’s twin hellion nephews, Pierino & Pieretto. Morty shouldn’t be confused with Mickey Mouse’s initially proposed identify “Mortimer Mouse,” or Mickey’s ofttimes rival of the identical identify Mortimer Mouse, or Minnie’s rich rancher Uncle Mortimer. Morty is a playable character on the PlayStation 2 sport Disney Golf.
In pre-World Conflict II youngsters’s books produced by Disney, the nephews had been normally known as Morty and Monty. Earlier books comprise three or extra nephews with varied names, together with Maisie and Marmaduke.
In animation, Mickey’s nephews first seem within the 1933 Mickey Mouse movie Giantland, though the movie exhibits Mickey with as many as 14 nephews on the identical time. The next 12 months the nephews seem once more in Gulliver Mickey. The next movie, Mickey’s Steam Curler, is the primary to indicate Mickey with solely two nephews, who may be presumed to be Morty and Ferdie, though they’re unnamed within the movie itself. This was two years after the twins debuted within the sketch. Morty and Ferdie additionally make a cameo in direction of the tip of 1938’s Boat Builders and seem once more in 1983’s Mickey’s Christmas Carol in talking roles, albeit at completely different ages as one of many twins took on the function of Tiny Tim. In 1999 they make a cameo within the two-part Mickey Mouse Works section “Across the World in Eighty Days”, which was used once more in Disney’s Home of Mouse. Additionally they seem within the Mickey Mouse episode “The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular!”
Madeline Mouse is Mickey’s blonde metropolis cousin who appeared in “Love Bother”, a strip serial that ran from April 14 to July 5, 1941. Whereas known as blonde within the story itself, Madeline has additionally been colored with straight yellow fur in some printings of the story.
Melinda Mouse (unique Italian identify Topolinda) is Mickey Mouse’s aunt, created by Romano Scarpa in 1960 for his story The Chirikawa Necklace. Since 2004, she has grow to be an everyday recurring character in Italian Disney comics.
Melinda is a tall previous woman with a protracted nostril and he or she attire in a really formal manner. She wears a pair of earrings, however her ears are coated by hair. The color of Melinda’s hair modifications in keeping with the colourists, however in latest tales, they seem blond. In her debut story, younger Melinda has black hair.
In keeping with The Chirikawa Necklace, Melinda took care of Mickey when he was a child. However in the future, (making the most of a second of distraction by Melinda) a younger Huge Dangerous Pete and his girlfriend Trudy Van Tubb kidnapped a child Mickey Mouse and Melinda was pressured to change Mickey for her Indian necklace. Years later, Mickey and his good friend Atomo Beep-Beep found the reality and retrieved Melinda’s necklace to her.
She is a stunning and cheerful individual, and deeply hooked up to her nephew Mickey (with whom she shares a ardour for mysteries and investigations) however the reminiscence of child Mickey’s kidnapping brought on her to develop emotions of guilt, and a too protecting perspective in direction of her nephew.
Oswald the Fortunate Rabbit
Oswald the Fortunate Rabbit is an anthropomorphic black rabbit who’s described metafictionally as Mickey’s older half “brother” within the online game Epic Mickey. This can be a reference to the truth that Oswald was Walt Disney’s main cartoon star earlier than the creation of Mickey Mouse, although he was owned by Common Footage on the time. Disney’s removing from the Oswald sequence in 1928 led to Mickey’s creation. In 2006, The Walt Disney Firm acquired the rights to Oswald, and have since used him within the Epic Mickey online game franchise. The sport is definitely unclear on whether or not Mickey and Oswald are literally brothers; Yen Sid’s closing narration merely states that the wizard hopes the 2 heroes will come to consider one another as brothers.
Minnie Mouse household
Marcus Mouse is Minnie’s father. He first seems as a farmer within the Mickey Mouse sketch story line “Mr. Slicker and the Egg Robbers,” first printed between September 22 and December 26, 1930. He has additionally appeared in some English tales from 1930s Mickey Mouse Annuals.
Marshal Mouse and Matilda Mouse
Marshal Mouse and Matilda Mouse are Minnie’s grandparents.
Millie and Melody Mouse
Millie and Melody Mouse are Minnie Mouse’s twin nieces. Minnie has had an inconsistent listing of nieces. In Europe and Brazil, most frequently a single niece is depicted, constantly named Melodia (Melody). She is a Disney Studio creation by Jim Fletcher within the mid-sixties whose main “job” appears to be to drive Morty & Ferdie loopy.
Nonetheless, in at the very least one different Italian or Brazilian story Minnie did have one other niece named Zizi (whether or not this was the identify of Melody’s twin or simply one other identify for Melody is unknown). In America, Minnie’s twin nieces have appeared below two names: Millie and Melody and Pammy and Tammy. Though the author of those comics is unknown, they had been each drawn by Paul Murry, who hardly ever labored with characters that sported the identical names even when they ostensibly had been the identical characters. In Italy, there may be one other set of dual nieces, Lily & Tiny, who’re of their teen years. These teenage nieces have but to seem in comics printed within the USA.
It’s reported that one other identify is attributed in American comics giving Minnie’s single niece the identify of Molly. One other set of nieces seem in an early Mickey Mouse ebook from the 1940s as triplets calling themselves “Dolly, Polly & Molly,” whereas a lone niece attributed to Mickey seems within the cartoon “Gulliver Mickey” (1934) named “Maisie” (listed in Mickey Mouse: His Life and Occasions (Harper & Row, 1986)).
The one attainable movie look of any niece is in 1983’s “Mickey’s Christmas Carol,” the place Mickey Mouse, as Bob Cratchit, has a daughter. On this movie Morty & Ferdie are mentioned to have performed Cratchit’s two sons (together with one as Tiny Tim), and since Melody appears to be probably the most constant identify used for any niece attributed to Minnie, it’s possible that it was Melody who performed the function of Bob Crachit’s daughter.
Millie & Melody each seem in Minnie’s Bow-Toons on Disney Junior, and are voiced by Avalon Robbins.
Uncle Mortimer is Minnie’s uncle from whom she inherits an property. He’s a rancher and first seems within the Mickey Mouse sketch story line “Mickey Mouse in Loss of life Valley” (1930). After that, he seems in a number of different Mickey Mouse sketch adventures within the 1930s. He has sometimes appeared in additional trendy comics.
Minnie’s different nieces
Minnie Mouse has quite a lot of nieces apart from Millie and Melody.
- Angela Mouse (Minnie’s greatest good friend)
- An unnamed child niece (appeared within the 1944-02-26 strip by Invoice Walsh)
- Giselle (French niece who appeared within the 1956-11-24 strip by Invoice Walsh)
- Mildred (niece who appeared within the 1955-05-15 strip by Invoice Walsh)
Chief Seamus O’Hara is the chief of police within the Mickey Mouse universe. He performs a supportive function in Mickey Mouse’s comic-book mysteries, usually counting on Mickey’s assist to resolve crimes dedicated by criminals resembling Pete, The Phantom Blot and others. Identified fellow officers embody his head detective, Detective Casey.
O’Hara additionally appeared on Mickey Mouse Works and Disney’s Home of Mouse, voiced by Corey Burton.
The character was conceived by Floyd Gottfredson and Merrill De Maris for Disney’s comedian strips as a stereotypical Irish cop. He first appeared within the newspaper strips in Could 1939, within the serial “Mickey Mouse Outwits the Phantom Blot”. Within the Brazilian model of the comics, he is called “Coronel Cintra”, within the Danish variations as “Politimester Striks”, within the Finnish translation he is called “Poliisimestari Simo Sisu” (probably named after the Finnish idea of sisu), within the French variations as “Commissaire Finot”, within the German variations as “Kommissar Albert Hunter” (Kommissar means commissioner in German), within the Italian model as “Commissario Adamo Basettoni” (with “Basettoni” referring to his distinguished sideburns, “basette“), and within the Swedish variations as “Kommissarie Konrad Karlsson”.
In Italian tales O’Hara has a spouse known as Petulia. Earlier than her introduction, O’Hara would steadily point out his spouse, with the primary occasion of this being “The Gleam” (1942).
Detective Casey (generally Inspector Casey) is Chief O’Hara’s head detective, first showing within the Mickey Mouse day by day comedian within the 1938 sequence The Plumber’s Helper. The story was plotted and penciled by Floyd Gottfredson and written by Merrill De Maris. Casey disappeared from American comics within the 1950s, however was used steadily in Europe, particularly in Italy, afterwards; from 2003, he returned as a frequent participant within the American comics as soon as once more.
Regardless of his occupation, Casey is an impatient man of solely common intelligence. Thus, whereas generally a profitable detective, he’s vulnerable to bungling circumstances as properly. Subsequently, Chief O’Hara usually recruits Mickey Mouse to assist clear up a few of Casey’s circumstances, a lot to Casey’s normal irritation.
A mysterious enemy of Mickey Mouse who wears a body-length black sheet. An altered, monstrous model of the character, generally known as the “Shadow Blot,” serves because the antagonist of the primary Epic Mickey sport.
Eega Beeva, additionally identified by his correct identify Pittisborum Psercy Pystachi Pseter Psersimmon Plummer-Push, is a human from the long run, generally additionally known as an alien and first appeared on September 26, 1947, within the Mickey Mouse sketch storyline titled The Man of Tomorrow. Since then he and Mickey have been portrayed nearly as good associates in subsequent tales. Eega Beeva wears quick black trousers, which retailer a lot of helpful gadgets, usually serving to Mickey Mouse and Eega in troublesome conditions. One other trademark attribute of the character is his distinctive speech, including a “p” initially of most phrases. In European tales he has been proven to desire sleeping on prime of slender poles, resembling on prime of Mickey Mouse’s mattress put up. He eats kumquats for meals (modified to mothballs in Italian translations and in tales produced in Italy) and is severely allergic to money; these traits have generally been used as plot units.
Eega Beeva was created by Invoice Walsh and Floyd Gottfredson. He was a recurring character within the American newspaper Disney comedian strips for practically three years till July 1950, when Eega abruptly returned to his residence sooner or later. The character was tailored to comics of Italian artists within the 1950s and has since then appeared in varied European Disney comedian ebook tales, particularly in Italy. He’s known as Eta Beta in Italian and Gamma in German.
In his debut story, Mickey Mouse and his good friend Goofy search shelter from a thunderstorm and get misplaced in a cave. There, Mickey all of a sudden encounters an uncommon humanoid who solely says “Eega” at first. When Mickey and Goofy discover the exit of the cave, Mickey invitations the being to remain at his home, to which he provides the identify “Eega Beeva”, whereas the character himself states that his identify is “Pittisborum Psercy Pystachi Pseter Psersimmon Plummer-Push.” At first, Goofy refuses to consider within the existence of Eega Beeva and ignores his presence. In a sequence of occasions, two scientists conclude that Eega Beeva is a human from 500 years sooner or later. On the finish of the storyline, Eega saves Goofy from a snowboarding accident, inflicting them to grow to be associates.
Within the subsequent sketch storyline starring Eega Beeva, Mickey Makes a Killing, his pet Pflip the Thnuckle Booh is launched. Eega continues being Mickey’s sidekick within the American comedian strips till July 1950. Within the comedian strips that includes Eega Beeva, Goofy solely makes only a few appearances and Eega acts as Mickey’s sidekick as an alternative. Within the first two strips of the storyline Mousepotamia in July 1950, it’s defined that Eega is homesick. Subsequently, he returns to the cave the place Mickey discovered him. Afterwards, he didn’t seem once more within the American newspaper comedian strips for unknown causes.
When Eega Beeva was nonetheless featured within the American comedian strips, he made his first look in an Italian Disney comedian. It’s titled L’inferno di Topolino (lit. “Mickey Mouse’s inferno”). The character was newly found and outlined by Italian comics artist and author Romano Scarpa with the comedian Topolino e la nave del microcosmo (lit. “Mickey Mouse and the ship of microcosm”), printed in Topolino concern 167 in July 1957. Fairly than his whimsical attributes, this story focuses on the futuristic and improbable points of Eega Beeva and his atmosphere, as do later tales. A few of these tales star Eega Beeva with out Mickey. Greater than half of all comics that includes the character had been produced in Italy.
Eega Beeva is depicted as a humanoid being with a large head, mitten-like palms and a scrawny physique. He wears quick black trousers. His identify is a pun on the idiom “keen beaver”. In The Man of Tomorrow, the identify is given to him by Mickey, since Eega Beeva initially solely mentioned “Eega.” Within the unique conception of the character, Eega Beeva’s look was attributed to him being a extremely advanced human from 500 years sooner or later, particularly from the 12 months 2447. All people would have Eega-like proportions.
Older Italian tales usually portrayed him as an alien from outer house, however in the newest Italian tales (post-2000), Italian writers have typically reverted to Gottfredson’s unique conception of Eega as a future-man, although his exact 12 months of origin isn’t talked about. New Eega comics produced by Egmont, then again, usually check with his hometown as being the Mouseton of 2447—simply as in Gottfredson’s unique tales.
Atomo Bleep-Bleep (Italian: Atomino Bip-Bip, lit. ‘”Little Atom Beep-Beep”‘) is a “humanized atom” created by Physician Einmug, who used a huge meson accelerator to enlarge atoms to the scale of a human youngster. Bleep-Bleep is a good-natured, hard-working blue creature with electrons always spinning round his giant bald head. He was created concurrently his “brother”, a purple atom named Bloop-Bloop, who was bad-tempered and lazy. Bleep-Bleep can spit mesons to change or manipulate the attributes of bodily objects. Of their first journey, Atomo and Mickey grew shut, and the human atom apparently lived with Mickey for a while.
Atomo Bleep-Bleep was created by Italian creator Romano Scarpa, and first appeared in Topolino No. 206 (Could 1959), in “Topolino e la Dimensione Delta” (“Mickey Mouse within the Delta Dimension”). Scarpa wrote and drew an additional eight tales with Atomo that appeared in Topolino from 1959 to 1965. The character has been revived sometimes by different authors.
In his look in addition to his function within the tales, Atomo is similar to Gottfredson’s Eega Beeva, a brief, pleasant science-fiction character with unpredictable powers that drive the plot.
Two completely different characters in Mickey’s world carry the identify Mortimer Mouse. One is the uncle of Minnie Mouse; one other is an unrelated mouse who was Mickey’s rival for Minnie’s affections. Mickey Mouse himself was initially going to be named Mortimer. Lillian Disney, Walt’s spouse, urged the identify Mickey as an alternative.
The primary Mortimer was created by Walt Disney and Floyd Gottfredson for the comics. He was Minnie Mouse’s ranch-owning cattleman uncle. He first appeared within the serial Mickey Mouse in Loss of life Valley (1930). After that, he appeared or was referenced in lots of different Mickey Mouse sketch adventures within the 1930s. He has sometimes appeared in additional trendy comics.
Within the 1936 cartoon quick Mickey’s Rival, the second Mortimer was launched as Mickey’s competitor for Minnie’s affections. Within the comics, this Mortimer was briefly renamed Montmorency Rodent (pronounced “Ro-Daybreak”), in an try and differentiate him from the pre-existing uncle, however the brand new identify didn’t stick. Mickey’s rival was as soon as once more known as Mortimer in later comics – and within the animated sequence Mickey Mouse Works and Home of Mouse, the place he used the catchphrase, “Ha-cha-cha!”
In Home of Mouse and Mickey Mouse Works, Mortimer as Mickey’s rival is voiced by Maurice LaMarche, doing an exaggerated impersonation of Jon Lovitz. As Minnie’s boss in Mickey’s As soon as Upon a Christmas, he was voiced by Jeff Bennett. Mortimer Mouse additionally appeared in a non-speaking cameo within the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse episode Minnie’s Birthday, sitting beneath a tree, taking part in a guitar. He later appeared within the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse episode “Tremendous Journey” as a villain the place he intends to shrink the clubhouse. Bennett reprised his function as Mortimer within the 2018 Mickey Mouse quick “A Pete Scorned”. He additionally appeared in Mickey and the Roadster Racers as Morty McCool.
Physician Einmug is a scientist who was created by Ted Osborne (plot) and Floyd Gottfredson (plot and artwork) within the story Island within the Sky, printed within the Mickey Mouse sketch from November 1936 to April 1937. He’s a big man who wears an enormous white beard and laboratory coat.
Physician Einmug focuses on atomic physics and speaks in a German-like accent which was most likely a nod in direction of Albert Einstein, “mug” additionally being a pun on “stein”. His introductory story, Island within the Sky, raises many points about the advantages but additionally the hazards of atomic physics just some years earlier than the primary atom bombs had been developed.
After that, Einmug didn’t re-appear in American comics for nearly 50 years, however he was utilized in Italian ones, beginning some 12 years later in 1959 when he appeared in Romano Scarpa’s Topolino e la dimensione Delta (“Mickey Mouse and the Delta Dimension”). On this story he had found the means to journey to what he known as the Delta Dimension, which was successfully an infinite void of nothing, simply house.
Setting his laboratory up within the Delta Dimension, Einmug pursued his work and found that atoms had been in actual fact dwelling beings. He thus elevated the scale of certainly one of them to that of a small boy and named him Atomo Bleep-Bleep (Italian: Atomino Bip-Bip). Atomo was very smart and had many supernatural talents, together with turning steel into chocolate or estimating with absolute precision when an object was created. Atomo would accompany Mickey on a number of adventures as a form of different Eega Beeva.
Einmug himself has additionally appeared in quite a few European Mickey Mouse comics. He’s usually proven as much less secretive and paranoid than in his unique look, although his discoveries are nonetheless coveted by the likes of Pete and the Phantom Blot.
Einmug reappeared in American comics in 1991 within the story A Snatch in Time! by which he had developed a time machine. It was written by Lamar Waldron and drawn by Rick Hoover and Gary Martin. Extra lately, Einmug has additionally appeared in American editions of The Delta Dimension and different European-made tales.
In American comics, Atomo Bleep-Bleep speaks with a German accent equivalent to Einmug’s, insofar as Einmug was offered as Atomo’s language trainer.
Doc Static is an chubby, clean-shaven inventor with a lab coat, wavy hair and glasses who seems in Egmont comedian tales. He serves the identical function in Mickey tales that Gyro Gearloose or Ludwig Von Drake have for Donald and Scrooge.
Doc Static first appeared in Plastic Mickey! in 1995.
Ellsworth began out as Goofy’s pet mynah chook however in later tales he turned an unbiased anthropomorphic animal. His full identify being Ellsworth Bheezer (sometimes misspelled Bhezer—”beezer” is previous English slang for an enormous nostril or beak). He was created for the Mickey Mouse Sunday pages, however has been utilized in longer comics as properly, particularly those produced in Italy, France and Brazil.
Ellsworth normally wears a red-orange shirt and a inexperienced cap or beret. Reflecting a trait of mynah birds who can imitate human speech, he’s extraordinarily useless and self-centered, which was initially the highlight and middle of jokes in his tales. Then again, Ellsworth can be a bonafide genius with superior tech and scientific information—the “Y” on his shirt in earlier tales stands for “Yarvard” (a parody of Harvard), his alma mater.
Regardless of being kind of totally humanized in newer tales, Ellsworth retains his potential to fly, a singular trait among the many central Disney humorous animal solid.
In method, Ellsworth is usually sarcastic and condescending, sometimes addressing others with statements like “Let’s not [do X], lets?” He’s additionally fast to name others by insulting nicknames. However when push involves shove, he’s genuinely keen on and defensive of his friends Goofy and Mickey.
Ellroy (unique Italian identify Bruto Gancetto) is Ellsworth’s considerably smaller adoptive son and Mickey Mouse’s sidekick in quite a few Italian tales. Created by Romano Scarpa in 1975, Ellroy first appeared in American comedian books in 2016.
Sylvester Shyster is a crooked lawyer and evil felony mastermind who typically groups up with Peg-Leg Pete. The character has been described by some as a weasel or a rat (the latter being Gottfredson’s personal interpretation), however his ears recommend that he’s slightly an anthropomorphic canine.
He first appeared within the sketch journey “Mickey Mouse in Loss of life Valley”, the primary actual Mickey Mouse continuity, which was partially written by Walt Disney and drawn by Win Smith and different artists, earlier than being taken over by Floyd Gottfredson (plot and artwork). On this story, Sylvester Shyster was a crooked lawyer who tried, with the assistance of his henchman Pete, to deprive Minnie Mouse of her inheritance.
Shyster and Pete have been inflicting bother for Mickey and his associates since then. Shyster is mostly depicted because the duo’s mind, with Pete performing because the brawn. He’s most likely the one individual Pete will take heed to with out revolt.
After Shyster’s first look, Gottfredson made no additional references to his occupation as a lawyer, aside from his identify. Later creators sometimes referenced Shyster’s function as a lawyer, with one story (“Trial and Error,” 2007) forcing Shyster to defend Mickey himself in an abroad courtroom.
Shyster disappeared for a time after 1934, however made comebacks in 1942, 1950 and once more in varied 1960s Italian-created tales. Extra lately, writer Egmont Artistic A/S (in Denmark) revived Shyster as an everyday character, a capability by which he continues right this moment.
The Sleuth, Sureluck Sleuth in full, is an anthropomorphic canine. He’s an English non-public eye working in 19th century London and using Mickey Mouse as an assistant. The character was created by Carl Fallberg (plot) and Al Hubbard (artwork) for the Disney Studio Program and meant solely for international publication. The primary story within the sequence is “Mickey and the Sleuth: The Case of the Wax Dummy“. Unusually for materials created for this system this story appeared domestically within the Procter & Gamble Disney Journal giveaway after which was printed by Gold Key in “Walt Disney Showcase” n°38 (1977). Given their historic setting, the “Mickey and the Sleuth” tales stand aside from different Mickey Mouse continuities. It’s by no means defined if the “Mickey Mouse” working with the Sleuth is an ancestor of the present-day Mickey or if these tales are to be included in a completely completely different continuity. Aside from Mickey, no different distinguished Disney characters are featured within the tales.
The Sleuth is a good-natured gentleman; carrying a deerstalker hat, smoking a pipe and utilizing a magnifying glass, he’s an apparent parody of Sherlock Holmes, Mickey principally taking part in the a part of Dr. Watson. Like his literary counterpart, he additionally performs the violin (albeit horribly). Not like Sherlock Holmes, he’s completely hopeless as a detective, being generally unable to determine crimes that occur proper in entrance of his eyes. Nonetheless, he at all times manages to resolve his circumstances – therefore guaranteeing a popularity as an important detective – both by sheer luck, or because of his foes’ personal incompetence, or just because Mickey Mouse does all of the precise detective work for him.
The Sleuth’s fixed foes are Professor Nefarious (a parody of Professor Moriarty), a London-based “trainer of crime” and his three henchmen-pupils Fliplip, Sidney and Armadillo. Their hideout is a rundown townhouse with the phrases “College of Felony Sciences” written on its entrance door. Whereas Nefarious within reason sensible (though his personal megalomania generally hinders his plans), his three accomplices are totally inept comical villains. Mickey and the Sleuth imprison the gang on the finish of every story, though Nefarious himself typically manages to flee.
Aside from Mickey nobody appears to pay attention to the Sleuth’s utter incompetence. Nefarious considers the Sleuth – not Mickey – as his biggest enemy. Why Mickey would preserve being the assistant of such a clumsy detective isn’t defined.
Mickey and the Sleuth tales had been produced up till the late 1980s.
The characters of The Sleuth and Professor Nefarious, full with the College of Felony Sciences and the henchman Fliplip, had been portrayed in an prolonged sketch in an episode of The New Mickey Mouse Membership in 1978. Two Mouseketeer solid members – Lisa Whelchel because the Sleuth’s niece Lisa, and Scott Craig as Fliplip – carried out alongside the 2 lead rivals, utilizing puppetry and ventriloquism expertise. The setting of the story was England, close to the White Cliffs of Dover.
Professor Nefarious (merely generally known as Nefarious) is a villain who origins within the 1975 comedian ebook, The Case of the Pea Soup Burglaries. He’s the Sleuth’s arch-enemy. Regardless of being a felony genius, he believes the Sleuth is a genius detective, by no means realizing that the Sleuth is completely clueless and that the Sleuth’s assistant Mickey Mouse is the one who truly foils him.
Professor Nefarious sees himself as a “trainer of crime” for his three henchmen-pupils Fliplip, Sidney and Armadillo. Their hideout is a rundown townhouse with the phrases “College of Felony Sciences” written on its entrance door. Whereas Nefarious within reason sensible (though his personal megalomania generally hinders his plans), his three accomplices are totally inept comical villains. Mickey and the Sleuth imprison the gang on the finish of every story, though Nefarious himself typically manages to flee.
Eli Squinch is an evil miser who first appeared as a villain with Black Pete within the Mickey Mouse sketch. He first appeared within the strip in “Bobo the Elephant” (1934) because the abusive proprietor of an elephant which Mickey later pressured Squinch to promote him. In his second look, “Race to Riches” (1935), he groups up with Black Pete for the primary time towards Mickey and Horace Horsecollar.
Squinch has gone on to seem in further Disney tales as much as the current day, although typically just one story each couple of years—whereas a acknowledged character, Squinch appears by no means to have been some of the standard villains.
Squinch’s most up-to-date United States look was in Mickey Mouse No. 321 (2016), printed by IDW.
Physician Vulter is a villain featured in Mickey Mouse comics. He was created by Ted Osborne (plot) and Floyd Gottfredson (plot and artwork) within the story Mickey Mouse and the Pirate Submarine, printed within the Mickey Mouse day by day strip from September 1935 to January 1936.
Dr. Vulter is an anthropomorphic ape, resembling a gorilla. He’s a megalomaniacal pirate captain and mad scientist, considerably modeled after Jules Verne’s Captain Nemo character. Utilizing a futuristic submarine and a small military of henchmen, he plagues the seas by stealing varied ships which he goals to make use of for his plans of world conquest. His principal weapon is a machine within the kind of a big claw which provides off magnetic-like vitality: by inserting it towards a ship’s hull Vulter can flip the entire steel ship into one giant magnet which sticks weapons to the wall, making them ineffective.
Vulter’s Germanic-sounding identify, his uniform and monocle, in addition to his plans of world domination and militaristic gang, are apparent echoes of the Nazi menace of the time.
After being defeated by Mickey, Vulter by no means appeared once more in American tales. He was later utilized by Italian authors, beginning with the 1959 story Topolino e il ritorno dell’artiglio magnetico (“Mickey Mouse and the Return of the Magnetic Claw”) by Guido Martina (plot) and Giulio Chierchini (artwork). The character was additional elaborated on this story by the declare that he by no means drew plans of his innovations however saved all of it in his thoughts; this proved a little bit of an issue when he suffered from amnesia. He returned sometimes and continues to be used now and again by European authors.
Gideon Goat or Giddy Goat is an anthropomorphic goat, a supporting character within the Mickey Mouse comedian strips of the 1930s. Gideon first appeared within the 1930, Mickey Mouse Ebook No. 1. He appeared in varied American and European printed Disney comics till 1938. He was normally characterised as a farmer or the native sheriff. Gideon is married to a feminine anthropomorphic goat named Gertie (presumably Gertrude) who additionally appeared in lots of early Mickey Mouse comics, primarily as a background character.
Promotional supplies for the 1935 animated quick The Band Live performance embody Giddy Goat as one of many characters. Within the launched movie, he was changed by a trombonist canine character.
Floyd Gottfredson made common use of the character in his comedian strips and later artists generally borrowed the character.
Max is Goofy’s teenage son, who has solely made just a few comics appearances. (Most have been associated to the Goof Troop TV sequence by which he was first named.)
Arizona Goof (unique Italian identify: “Indiana Pipps”) is an archaeologist and a cousin of Goofy, being a transparent parody of Indiana Jones. Arizona has a uncommon behavior of not utilizing beds, doorways, or stairs. As an alternative, he sleeps in a tent, enters and exits homes by home windows and climbs flooring by a rope. Arizona is keen on a selected model of liquorice sweet (the model is known as Negritas in unique Italian language model, Tuju within the Finnish language translation), which he by no means travels with out and is hooked on the style of, however which everybody else finds horrible. Arizona’s automotive is an previous jeep which he has named affectionately as Gippippa (Jeep + Pippo, Goofy’s Italian identify). Arizona has a rival archaeologist, Dr. Kranz, who’s grasping and shameless and never above resorting to felony behaviour. Arizona and Goofy look nearly equivalent, which has been used as a plot machine, when Goofy has masqueraded as Arizona to idiot Dr. Kranz. For the readers’ profit, there may be one small distinction: Arizona has hairs dangling from his floppy ears, whereas Goofy’s floppy ears are clean.
Arizona Goof acquired his English identify in his first American comics look (1991). In a few 2005–2006 appearances, the character was inexplicably renamed “Arizona Dipp”. However newer makes use of (Disney Digicomics, 2009–2010) have restored his conventional English identify.
Gilbert Goof is Goofy’s nephew in basic Disney comedian ebook appearances, and a wiser counterpart for Goofy.
He was first launched, with a bang (actually), within the Dell 4 Shade # 562 when he got here to stick with his uncle Goofy for a trip. When he was late arriving Goofy and Mickey regarded throughout city for Gilbert. After an explosion happens on the native Scientific Analysis Laboratories, Gilbert is thrown clear and land atop his uncle. Tattered and charred scientists give chase to Gilbert and Goofy assumes the more serious. Gilbert confesses to inflicting the explosion, however the scientists extol their amazement upon Gilbert and plead with him to hitch their crew. With out an oz of humility Gilbert declines their supply so he can spend time together with his “lovable…although dumb…uncle Goofy.” Mickey provides Goofy and Gilbert some tickets for an area tv program which seems to be a quiz present. Gilbert turns into a contestant and finds he can not reply a easy nursery rhyme (what follows, “Hickory Dickory Dock, the mouse ran up the….”?) It turns into painfully clear that Gilbert sorely lacks an understanding of the only of educations and decides he should keep on together with his Uncle till he completes his education. One morning, after realizing his uncle had not been residence all night time, Gilbert went out looking for him. Bumping into Tremendous Goof he asks for the hero’s assist find Goofy. At that very same second the consequences of the “tremendous goobers” wore off revealing to Gilbert that his uncle and Tremendous Goof had been one and the identical. On the identical time Tremendous Goof’s popularity had fallen into disrepute so Goofy confides to Gilbert the key of his powers. Gilbert then consumes tremendous goobers and is imbued with super-powers, turns into Tremendous Goof’s sidekick and calls himself “Tremendous Gilly” (“Tremendous Goof” #5 in “The Tornado Resisters”).
Kat Nipp (to not be confused with Harvey Comics character Katnip), his identify a play on the phrase catnip, is a villainous anthropomorphic cat. Kat Nipp is an often-drunk countryside powerful man who’s a rival of Mickey Mouse.
Nipp made his debut within the animated quick The Opry Home (1929), by which he posed as a snake for a snake-charming act—persevering with to smoke his pipe all of the whereas. Nipp’s different two appearances in animation additionally got here in 1929, with When the Cat’s Away and The Karnival Child. The latter movie launched Nipp’s behavior of bodily abusing Mickey, right here by stretching out Mickey’s nostril to a ridiculous size. Kat Nipp is usually mistaken for Pete.
Kat Nipp reappeared in a 1931 sequence of the Mickey Mouse newspaper sketch (by which his good friend Barnacle Invoice, a sailor who’s an knowledgeable in untying knots, seems). Kat Nipp was additionally used within the strips produced in the UK for the Mickey Mouse Annual. The character shortly light away and has made solely a handful of comics appearances for the reason that mid-1930s.
Brick Boulder (unique Italian identify “Rock Sassi”, which is a pleonasm as “sassi” means “rocks”) is a plainclothes police officer who normally works along with Detective Casey. He first appeared within the story La lunga notte del commissario Manetta (English title: Casey’s Longest Evening) in 1997, written by Tito Faraci and drawn by Giorgio Cavazzano .
Like Casey, Brick Boulder is a bumbling and incompetent policeman. Curiously although, his intelligence appears to differ, even between tales by the identical author. He’s bodily extra strong than the chubby Casey and likes to decorate flashily, usually carrying cowboy boots, a stetson and a bolo tie. He has been mentioned to be a parody of Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwarzenegger, the latter side being notably apparent in his first look, however later toned down.
Brick Boulder is from Texas, United States. In a single story, it was revealed that his total household consists of criminals. Regardless of this, Brick Boulder is absolutely law-abiding and has been eager to be a policeman since his early childhood, a lot to the frustration of his household. One other quirk of his is that he’s afraid of alligators, as proven within the story “Topolino e lo strano caso di Jack Due di Cuori”.
Eurasia Toft (“Eurasia Tost” in Italian) is an adventurer and archaeologist, and a good friend of Mickey and Goofy. Her first look occurred within the story “The Misplaced Explorers’ Path”, written by Casty (who additionally created the character) and drawn by Giorgio Cavazzano She is a strong-willed character and may react very impulsively. Followers have likened her to Arizona Goof, although she has much less persona quirks. Her identify and character truly parodies each Indiana Jones in addition to Lara Croft (her Greek identify is “Clara Loft”). Ever for the reason that finish of “Shadow of the Colossus”, she is obsessive about Atlantis; in her quest for the misplaced continent, she has repeatedly confronted a secret society known as “Horde of the Violet Hare” (additionally created by Casty), who need to use Atlantean expertise for their very own targets.
Charlie Doublejoke (unique Italian identify Vito Doppioscherzo) is a felony genius with a penchant for elaborate jokes and pranks. Apart from his signature chuckle “Wah-wah-wah”, a attribute of his is the bowler hat that he doesn’t solely wish to put on, however that additionally informs the form of his transportation units. He’s so manipulative and charismatic that he managed to idiot the whole lot of Mouseton into considering he was a great man greater than as soon as, with Mickey normally being the one one sceptical of him (in keeping with his debut story ‘The Magnificent Doublejoke’, they had been schoolmates till Charlie’s habits of bullying others had gone to date that he was expelled from college).
Clara Cluck debuted in 1934 within the Mickey Mouse cartoon Orphan’s Profit. Since then she has appeared as a semi common character within the Mickey Mouse cartoons. Within the comedian books she is proven in Duck universe as Daisy Duck’s greatest good friend. Clara has been a member of Mickey’s unique farmyard gang for the reason that starting of his profession, though she is seen much less usually than Clarabelle Cow and Horace Horsecollar.
Clara’s singing is supposed to be a caricature of the Bel canto model of Opera singing standard on the time of her look. A few of her arias are clearly modelled on these of Tosca. Her final main look was as one of many musicians in Symphony Hour. Curiously, though she is seen within the rehearsal scenes initially, she shouldn’t be seen within the efficiency scenes on the finish.
As with most Disney characters, she was given small cameos in Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983) and Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988). She had some appearances in Mickey Mouse Works (1999), the place she is offered as Daisy Duck’s neighbor. She appeared sometimes in Home of Mouse (2001). In a single episode of that sequence, “Double Date Don”, she fell in love with Donald Duck and aggressively pursued him by puckering her lips in entrance of him, forcing him to bop together with her, carrying attire and posing provocatively to lure him in. At one level she even grabs Donald and forcibly, but passionately, kisses him full on the lips. She nearly tricked Donald into marrying her however Daisy stopped the marriage in time. In Disney comics then again, she has been proven so far Gus Goose on only a few events, and within the preliminary look of Panchito Pistoles she was the thing of his affections. She additionally had appeared to place Minnie Mouse in jail for driving her automotive by Daisy’s home to ship a well-known apple pie of hers.
Clara made a cameo look within the Timeless River world of Kingdom Hearts II with many different Disney characters like Clarabelle Cow and Horace Horsecollar as one of many world’s residents.
She additionally makes an look within the Mickey’s Boo to You Parade and for uncommon meet and greets at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.
Initially voiced by Florence Gill and later Russi Taylor.
Willie the Large
Willie the Large is a big that appeared within the Disney cartoons Mickey and the Beanstalk (from the movie Enjoyable and Fancy Free, voiced by Billy Gilbert) and Mickey’s Christmas Carol (voiced by Will Ryan). He has additionally made cameo appearances in Disney’s Home of Mouse and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. He’s extremely highly effective, demonstrating superb magic powers resembling flight, invisibility and shapeshifting. Regardless of this, he’s portrayed as immature and dimwitted, given his fondness for toys and incapability to pronounce sure phrases, resembling “pistachio”. His favourite dish is implied to be chocolate pot roast with pistachios, given his chubby look. In different phrases, he’s a lot dumber than the unique big that he’s primarily based on from Jack and the Beanstalk.
In Mickey and the Beanstalk, Willie serves as the first villain. He kidnaps a golden singing harp, which sings to make individuals and animals joyful, for his personal amusement and in order that she can not escape his clutches, he retains her trapped in a field with a lock, though the harp seldom sings for her captor. When three poor peasants, Mickey, Donald and Goofy stumble throughout his citadel through an enormous beanstalk, Willie catches Mickey, who pretends to learn his palm and uncover his shape-shifting potential. Willie, delighted, presents to reveal this and Mickey, recognizing a close-by big fly-swatter, means that he flip right into a fly. Willie as an alternative turns right into a pink rabbit, which he believes is extra cute and catches Mickey, Donald and Goofy with the fly-swatter. Enraged, Willie grabs them, locations them inside a small jewellery field, with the golden harp, however Mickey manages to flee and with the assistance of the singing harp (who sings to place Willie to sleep) makes his manner into Willie’s shirt pocket and steals the important thing, by accident touchdown in a small field of snuff, making him and Willie sneeze and nearly alerting him to his presence within the course of. Mickey frees Donald and Goofy they usually take the harp, however as Mickey tries to tie the sleeping Willie’s shoelaces collectively, Willie spots him and follows all of them the best way to the beanstalk. As he climbs down, Mickey and Goofy chop the beanstalk and ship Willie plummeting to his obvious loss of life. The top of the quick reveals that Willie is definitely nonetheless alive and looking for Mickey. In a single occasion, he stumbles throughout the house of the quick’s narrator, Edgar Bergen and asks about Mickey. Bergen, startled to see Willie, faints and Jiminy Cricket promptly flees the scene. As Willie continues to go looking alone, Jiminy avoids being seen by him. On the 1963 tv airing, Willie inquires about Mickey to Ludwig Von Drake, who additionally faints and the situations the place Jiminy watches Willie are omitted.
In Mickey’s Christmas Carol, Willie is portrayed in a way more optimistic mild than he was in Mickey and the Beanstalk, serving as a supporting protagonist slightly than a villain. Right here, he performs the function of the Ghost of Christmas Current and helps present Ebenezer Scrooge (Scrooge McDuck) the error of his methods by taking him to the home of his abused and underpaid clerk, Bob Cratchit (Mickey Mouse) and exhibiting him that by paying Cratchit so little regardless of his onerous work, Cratchit’s son, Tiny Tim, will quickly die of his sickness. This revelation strikes Scrooge to tears, however Willie disappears earlier than he can ask him if he nonetheless has an opportunity to alter his methods.
Willie the Large makes a quick cameo within the 1988 movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit on a poster in a movie show in Toontown.
Willie can be a minor recurring character within the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse youngsters’s sequence. Right here, he’s associates with Mickey. He nonetheless lives within the sky, solely this time in an enormous farmhouse.
Ortensia the Cat
Ortensia is Oswald the Fortunate Rabbit’s spouse. She appeared within the Oswald shorts beginning with The Banker’s Daughter (1927), changing Oswald’s former love curiosity, a way more female and sultry rabbit named Fanny in manufacturing supplies. Ortensia’s unique identify in the course of the manufacturing of the Oswald shorts was Sadie (as referenced within the title of the animated quick: Sagebrush Sadie). The names for Oswald’s love pursuits had been by no means broadly publicized, which is probably going the explanation she was given a brand new identify in Epic Mickey, following the alliteration sample of Mickey and Minnie’s mirrored relationship. Usually within the unique Oswald shorts, Oswald would compete with Pete for her affection. She additionally appeared in Oswald shorts produced by Charles Mintz and later Walter Lantz. Within the Lantz shorts, she was known as “Kitty”. So as to add some confusion, copyright synopses of some Mintz and Lantz shorts erroneously check with Ortensia/Kitty as Fanny.
The Mad Physician
The Mad Physician (also referred to as Dr. XXX) is a human mad scientist who serves as an rare antagonist of Mickey’s. He first appeared in his self-titled quick, by which he tried to function on Pluto by attaching his physique to that of a hen; this whole sequence turned out to be a dream. A few years later, he served as a significant antagonist in each Epic Mickey video games.
Duffy the Disney Bear
Scuttle is the sidekick and right-hand man of Mickey Mouse’s nemesis Pete. He appears to be like as much as Pete and thinks of him as the best felony mastermind ever. Nonetheless, Scuttle himself shouldn’t be very shiny and normally fails to grasp Pete’s plans and orders, to the latter’s annoyance.
Bodily, Scuttle is far slimmer than the chubby Pete, and has a protracted face with a bushy beard.
Some sequence have proven Scuttle as being extra educated than Pete in some areas. For instance, one comedian ebook story the place the 2 had been stealing artwork objects confirmed that Scuttle is an informed artwork critic, in contrast to Pete who solely cares for the financial worth.
Scuttle has usually teamed up with one other sidekick-type felony named Dum-Dum. The 2 have generally labored collectively as henchmen for Pete.
Scuttle was created by artist Paul Murry and an unidentified author in 1951. He first appeared within the comedian ebook story Donald Duck Captures the Vary Rustlers.
Trudy Van Tubb
Trudy Van Tubb is an overweight anthropomorphic cat, the girlfriend of Pete, with whom she normally shares the occupation of delinquent. Trudy shouldn’t be very proficient as a felony however she is a talented prepare dinner and Pete enjoys her cooking.
Trudy may be very dedicated to Pete and sometimes will get jealous of Minnie Mouse and different girls Pete kidnaps for ransom. When the 2 get caught, Trudy usually will get away with a extra lenient sentence due to her lesser involvement.
Trudy was created by Romano Scarpa in 1960 for the story The Chirikawa Necklace.
Glory-Bee was Goofy’s girlfriend who first appeared in a Mickey Mouse day by day strip on June 19, 1969. She was first created by Invoice Walsh, and appeared in some “Mickey Mouse” dailies by Floyd Gottfredson, and others written by Del Connell (drawn by Manuel Gonzales). Her predecessor appeared maybe as early as 1946, within the type of Minnie Mouse’s Aunt Marissa (from a multi-part story by Floyd Gottfredson printed within the Mickey Mouse dailies June 17–29, 1946, and reprinted twice in WDC&S No. 95 and No. 575, and later seen in a cameo one-page gag love story by Invoice Walsh and Manuel Gonzales which additionally featured Mickey Mouse and Montmorency Rodent (Mortimer Mouse) (April 21, 1946) that has been dubbed “Spring, Love, Monty”).
Glory-Bee is a slender, fairly, blonde, and younger dognose woman who, whereas fairly good-natured and likable, tends to be considerably of an “airhead” (a stereotype of the “dumb blonde”), which can clarify why she was dropped from Goofy’s storyline altogether (although a greater risk is that Goofy will at all times be the consummate bachelor). Whereas it is likely to be troublesome to think about she had a really robust crush on Goofy, he hardly appeared to note. Sometimes, nevertheless, he did attempt to impress her, even to the purpose of attempting to disclose his Tremendous Goof identification to her, to no avail. At one level Glory-Bee and Clarabelle Cow had been even vying for Goofy’s consideration, however each failed to realize their goal (WDS #8). Maybe it was throughout this time that Clarabelle dropped her unusual attraction to Goofy, and returned to her former paramour and fiancé, Horace Horsecollar.
Glory-Bee has disappeared from comics within the USA and has seldom appeared in international comics.
Zapotec and Marlin
Professor Zachary Zapotec and Dr. Spike Marlin are two Italian dogface characters created by Massimo De Vita. They’re scientists from the Mouseton science museum. They’re the inventors of a time machine which sends Mickey and Goofy on adventures prior to now. Zapotec first appeared in “Topolino e l’enigma di Mu” in 1979 and Marlin first appeared in “Topolino e il segreto della Gioconda” in 1985. Additionally they steadily argue however at all times forgive one another by the tip. To date, they’ve solely appeared in a handful of tales within the US.
Butch the Bulldog
Butch the Bulldog is Pluto’s nemesis. He first appeared within the movie Bone Bother the place Pluto tried to steal his bone. Ever since then Butch has been antagonizing Pluto. Generally, Butch competes with Pluto for the affections of Dinah the Dachshund. At one level Butch even antagonized Figaro the Kitten. Butch seems in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse the place his proprietor is Pete.
Fifi the Peke
Fifi the Peke is Minnie’s “prize pooch” and Pluto’s girlfriend. In a single cartoon Pluto and Fifi even had 5 puppies collectively. One among them was finally named Pluto Junior. In a while Fifi was changed as Pluto’s girlfriend by Dinah the Dachshund. Fifi disappeared from animation however she appeared within the line of merchandise known as “Minnie ‘n Me” as Minnie’s canine. She made her triumphant return within the Mickey Mouse quick “You, Me and Fifi”.
Dinah the Dachshund
Dinah the Dachshund seems as Pluto’s girlfriend though she generally dates Butch the Bulldog as properly. She first seems in The Sleepwalker. In Canine Casanova, when she winds up within the canine pound, Pluto saves the day, turns into Dinah’s hero and the 2 begin relationship. In different cartoons resembling In Dutch, Pluto’s Coronary heart Throb and Marvel Canine, the 2 have interaction in additional romance, usually with Butch the Bulldog as Pluto’s romantic rival.
Dinah has extra lately appeared in a number of cartoon shorts within the anthology sequence Mickey Mouse Works and Disney’s Home of Mouse, the place Pluto’s Arrow Error exhibits Dinah as Butch’s girlfriend first with no severe curiosity in Pluto.
Louie the Mountain Lion
Louie the Mountain Lion is a mountain lion who seems as an occasional antagonist of Goofy and Donald. He’s normally depicted in Donald Duck and Goofy shorts, by which he usually chases after the primary characters in an try and eat them. Not like most Disney cartoon characters, Louie doesn’t communicate, however as an alternative makes grunting or growling sounds representing satisfaction, disapproval, or nervousness. He’s additionally proven to care deeply about meals and is slightly clever in the case of planning schemes to acquire issues he desires, although his makes an attempt to execute his plans usually finish in comical failures. Louie’s first look was in Lion Round the place he makes an attempt to eat Donald. In Hook, Lion & Sinker, he’s revealed to have a son. He additionally seems in Disney’s Home of Mouse. Louie once more encounters Donald in Grand Canyonscope which reveals he’s at the very least 90 years previous (having been seen within the Grand Canyon in the course of the US Civil Conflict), on this quick he acts as an antagonist in direction of each Donald and J. Audubon Woodlore.
His classification as a non-anthropomorphic character could also be debated, as he speaks in some comics.
Milton the Cat
Milton the Cat is a purple ginger Siamese cat and a rival of Pluto. He usually competes with Pluto for meals. He made his first look within the quick Puss Cafe together with his pal Richard. He subsequent seems within the quick Plutopia the place he talks in Pluto’s dream. He made a closing look within the quick Chilly Turkey (1951) combating with Pluto for a roast turkey however each of them ended up with nothing.
Salty the Seal
Salty the Seal is a seal who exhibits up in typical seal areas (the circus, the seashore, the zoo, the Arctic) and annoys Pluto into chasing him, inflicting Pluto to get into harmful predicaments. Salty sometimes saves him, main Salty and Pluto to grow to be greatest associates—till Salty’s subsequent look, when the cycle begins once more. Salty’s debut appeared in Pluto’s Playmate (1942), Rescue Canine (1947) and the notably well-known Mickey and the Seal (1948). Salty’s most up-to-date appearances are in Mickey Mouse Works and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
Bent-Tail the Coyote
Bent-Tail the Coyote is a desert coyote and an opponent towards Pluto. He at all times tries to get some meals which Pluto is guarding (largely livestock), however fails each time. He made his first look in The Legend of Coyote Rock attempting to get at a flock of sheep. From the second quick Sheep Canine onward he has a son who works with him. His final two starring shorts are Pests of the West and Camp Canine. An older model of Bent-Tail later appeared within the Walt Disney presents episode “The Coyote’s Lament”, the place he teaches his grandson (who’s the offspring of Bent-Tail’s son) how people and canine have put a coyote’s life in distress. Bent-Tail and his son additionally appeared in a number of Disney comics.
Pflip is Eega Beeva’s pet “thnuckle-booh”, a combination of canine, cat, hippopotamus, unicorn, llama, rabbit, and probably different animals as properly. He has a colour warning system that turns purple to warn Eega of sure hazard.
Bobo the Elephant
Bobo is a child elephant who has appeared as a pet of Mickey Mouse in at the very least two tales. He was first featured in a self-titled storyline within the Mickey Mousenewspaper sketch. Within the story, Mickey mistakenly purchases Bobo at an public sale. Eli Squinch, additionally making his first look in that story, convinces Mickey that he’s Bobo’s rightful proprietor. Nonetheless, Eli truly intends to make use of Bobo to run his sawmill to avoid wasting on electrical energy, utilizing a treadmill which had already killed two horses. Mickey and Horace Horsecollar stall Eli’s repossession of Bobo till the newborn pachyderm discovers his mom is in a visiting circus. Bobo runs away and is reunited together with his mom.
Bobo’s solely animated look was in 1936’s Mickey’s Elephant. He’s given to Mickey by the Rajah of Gahboon. Disney had deliberate to make Bobo right into a recurring character, however nothing ever got here of the concept. Storyboard sketches of a deliberate cartoon that includes Bobo, titled Spring Cleansing, had been printed within the ebook Mickey Mouse: The Floyd Gottfredson Library – Quantity 3: Showdown at Inferno Gulch. Bobo returned within the Mickey Mouse (TV sequence) episode “Safari, So Good”.
Dolores the Elephant
Dolores the Elephant is an Asian elephant belonging to Goofy. Serving as a mount to Goofy throughout a tiger hunt.
Ajax identify model
Ajax, generally known as the Ajax Company, is a reputation model which makes a number of appearances in Mickey Mouse tales. An early instance is in Lonesome Ghosts (1937) the place Mickey, Donald and Goofy work for Ajax Ghost Exterminators. Different examples embody Ajax Locksmiths, Ajax Door Fixers, Ajax Hairbow Put on Sale and Ajax Misplaced and Discovered. The identify Ajax Company makes many appearances within the tv sequence Mickey Mouse Works and Disney’s Home of Mouse. It’s roughly equal to Warner Bros.’ Acme model. It bears no relationship to both the real-world Ajax firm, a producer of railroad automotive brake gear, or the Ajax line of family cleansing merchandise made and marketed by Colgate-Palmolive firm, and pre-dates the introduction of Ajax cleanser by Colgate-Palmolive in 1947.
Coincidentally, the Ajax model was additionally featured in a Tom and Jerry quick, A Mouse within the Home (1947), for a pair of pistols utilized in a duel between Tom and Butch.
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