Posts Tagged “Mickey Mouse”

Who Is Mortimer Mouse?

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Mickey Mouse

FACT OF THE DAY: Mortimer Mouse is a Walt Disney character who gives Mickey Mouse some competition when it comes to the affections of Minnie. A lesser known fact is that Mortimer was the original name given to the Mickey character. It was Lillian Disney (Walt’s wife) who suggested the name Mickey. She felt that Mortimer sounded too arrogant.

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The Bugs Bunny Stamp

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Bugs Bunny Stamp

Looney Tunes’ Bugs Bunny was the first cartoon character to be featured on a US postage stamp. The stamp was released on May 22, 1997. It still ranks on the top 10 list of most popular collectable stamps.

There were many people who believed that Mickey Mouse should have been the first character to be selected. And in a way, he was.  While Bugs was the first to be featured on a US stamp, in 1970 Mickey was selected to appear on a stamp in the European country of San Marino.

 

 

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