18 Vintage Mickey Mouse Photos That Will Take You Back
Arguably the most well-known animated character on the planet, Mickey Mouse is as recognizable (if not more so) than Santa Claus, and his name is the name most frequently scrawled in as a write-in candidate in American elections. Here’s Mickey in some of his more iconic moments.
Joan Jett and Mickey
By 1976, Mickey Mouse was rubbing elbows not only with politicians and their wives but also appearing on the t-shirts of rock stars. Here he’s shown with the love of his life, Minnie Mouse (who was born the same year as Mickey, in 1928), on a t-shirt worn by Joan Jett (of the Runaways and The Blackhearts). Don’t miss these surprisingly impressive words you can learn from Disney songs.
A star in his own right
In 1978, Mickey Mouse became the 1700th star on the Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Minne joined Mickey for the festivities in front of Mann’s Chinese Theater. They both look amazing at 50 years old! Here are 11 Walt Disney quotes that’ll inspire you to follow your dreams.
Mickey Mouse in China
Mickey Mouse seems to make friends wherever he goes. Here he’s hanging out with a Chinese friend celebrating Chinese New Years at the Great Wall of China (in Badaling, China). He was in China as part of a Disney promotional effort.
The Reagans embrace Mickey and Minnie
President Reagan and Mrs. Nancy Reagan are shown embracing Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse at the Epcot Center in Walt Disney World, in Orlando, Florida, in 1985. These are the Disney characters you can’t meet in parks anymore.
The early days of reality shows
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On Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica, starring Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson in 2004, former Mickey Mouse Club Mouseketeer Jessica Simpson shouts out to the club and the mouse that got her career off to a great start. This is what it’s really like to play a Disney princess.
The Mickey Face on the Apple Watch
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If you have an Apple Watch, you probably already have heard Mickey calling out the time, which he does when you press one of the buttons on the side of your watch, provided you’re using a Mickey Mouse watch-face. There’s also a Minnie Mouse watch-face.
Mickey becomes a Google smart home device
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Google only recently started introducing its smart home devices (to compete with Amazon’s), and immediately, they’re upping the game with their “Google Home Mini,” shaped like Mickey Mouse. Don’t’ miss these 14 insider secrets from a Disney World super fan.
He hasn’t aged a day since his 50th birthday it seems. Here Mickey poses with one of Disney’s stars, Kristen Bell, who voiced Princess Anna in the movie, Frozen. Next, don’t miss these Disney princess quotes to live by.