Friday, April 11, 2014

Fact of the Day: Mortimer Mouse

Walt Disney originally wanted Mickey Mouse to be named Mortimer. Though his wife convinced him it was a bad idea. 

14 comments:

sepatuholig-Grace Njio said...

thanked God the wife had something to do with naming the character... Mickey is perfect!
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Cloudia said...

cool, ole Steamboat Willie!

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Margaret D said...

Oh I like the name Mickey Mouse better.

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

Wise wife...
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Bob Bushell said...

What's wrong with Mortimer?

Emmylou said...

Mortimer does have a certain ring to it:)

alp said...

Jeje...jejeje... Desde luego tuvo que ser complicado... Me gusta la foto... Un saludo desde Murcia.

DEZMOND said...

I knew that, given Mickey's original looks Mortimer kinda fits

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Mortimer sounds like an undertaker's name. Mickey sounds snappy and fun. His wife was right.

Pilar Domínguez said...

Women always have the last word, hehehe. Great for her! Kisses:)

stephen Hayes said...

I've heard this, along with the rumor Walt changed the name to Mickey after meeting Mickey Rooney.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Mortimer just doesn't work. Thank goodness his wife was around to bring him to his senses :)

bj said...

Oh, yes...I had forgotten this...

Caro * said...

His wife was a genius ! Mickey is Mickey ! :)