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Walt Disney World POP! Quiz – Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse Answers


1. How many times has Mickey Mouse been nominated for an Academy Award?

  1.  4
  2.  10 – Mickey Mouse has been nominated for 10 Academy Awards for Best Animated Short. The Mickey Mouse shorts that were nominated were Mickey’s Orphans (1931), Building a Building (1933), Brave Little Tailor (1938), The Pointer (1939), Lend a Paw (1941), Swatter’s Rights (1948), Mickey and the Seal (1948), Mickey’s Christmas Carol  (1983), Runaway Brain (1995) and Get a Horse! (2013). Mickey Mouse won one Academy Award with Lend a Paw (1941) for Best Animated Short. In 1932, Walt Disney received an honorary award for the creation of Mickey Mouse.
  3.  12

2. How many voice actors have voiced Mickey Mouse in his animated shorts since 1928?

  1.  8 – I was really surprised when I researched this questions and found out that there have been so many voice actors for Mickey Mouse!! If we include tv specials, music records and toys there are even more people involved in voicing the Big Cheese. In regards to the animated shorts, there have been eight voice actors. Walt Disney was the original voice from 1928-1946, however during this time Walt Disney was not always able to voice Mickey Mouse. In those instances, other voice actors helped including Carl Stalling in 1929 with The Karnival Kid and Clarence “Ducky” Nash in 1934 with Dog Napper.  In 1946 (beginning with Mickey and the Beanstalk) through the mid 1970’s Mickey Mouse’s voice gained continuity with Jimmy McDonald. Upon McDonald’s retirement, Wayne Allwine voiced the mouse from 1983 through 2009. Currently, Bret Iwan is the voice for the iconic mouse. However, in 2013, Chris Diamontopoulous voiced Mickey Mouse for the new animated short series.
  2.  4
  3.  3

3. Which Walt Disney Imagineer was deemed Mickey Mouse’s official portrait artist?

  1.  Herb Ryman
  2.  Marc Davis
  3.  John Hench – One of Walt Disney’s original Imagineers, John Hench had an illustrious 65 year career within the Walt Disney Company. Beginning as a story artist, Hench worked in many departments including animation and live action, special effects, layout/design, and background before joining WED Enterprises to build the first theme park, Disneyland. Appointed by Walt Disney in 1959 as Mickey Mouse’s official portrait artist, Hench designed and painted portraits of the big cheese for his 25th, 50th, 60th, 70th and 75th birthdays.

4. About how many costumes does Mickey Mouse have in his Walt Disney World Wardrobe?

  1.  About 320
  2.  About 120
  3.  About 130 – Mickey Mouse’s Walt Disney World wardrobe is vast and varied, he truly has an outfit for every occasion! It is estimated that at present, Mickey Mouse has about 130-136 outfits to wear around the parks. (Keep in mind, this number is constantly in flux).

5. About how many Hidden Mickeys can be found throughout Walt Disney World property?

  1.  About 1,000 – Hidden Mickeys are a true thing of Disney fandom lore. First written about by Cast Member Arlen Miller in a 1989 Walt Disney World Eyes & Ears  Cast Member publication, Hidden Mickeys entered Walt Disney World’s annals of history during the construction of Epcot in the late 1970s. There are two avenues of thought as to the impetus of the Hidden Mickey. One school of thought claims that Hidden Mickeys were created as a way for artists within the Imagineering company to “sign/autograph” their artwork, while the second school of thought claims Hidden Mickeys were created as a way to cleverly hide the classic character in plain sight in a park that was purposely devoid of Disney characters. Either way, Hidden Mickeys have become a true part of any Walt Disney World vacation. These wonderful gems can be found throughout all of Disney’s theme parks and cruise lines.
  2.  About 2,500
  3.  About 2,000

6. Who was responsible for the original Mickey Mouse doll design?

  1.  Mary Blair
  2.  Ruth Clark
  3.  Charlotte Clark – One of my favorite stories about the Walt Disney Company is the creation of the Charlotte Clark Mickey Mouse dolls. While space (and time) does not permit me to go into full detail, it really is an interesting and fun story.  Charlotte Clark, a seamstress by trade, created the pattern for the first Mickey Mouse doll after viewing Steamboat Willie and finding that there was no Mickey Mouse doll pattern available for purchase. Like everything else related to Mickey Mouse at the time, the popularity of the dolls soared and demand soon exceeded production. In order to combat this problem, not only was a sewing design made available to the public but a small house was rented by the Hyperion Studios where Charlotte Clark and six other seamstresses worked tirelessly, day in and day out, to create the coveted Mickey Mouse dolls.


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Erin Stough has always loved Disney, but the magic of the parks truly captured her imagination during a mother-daughter trip in 2001. The obsession began and Erin hasn’t looked back! When she isn’t devouring Disney related books, Erin spends time with her wonderful (and patient) husband and super pup Milo.