” And in 1941’s , it is Minnie who is the aggressor when she “just happens” to drop her handkerchief as she and Mickey pass each other in the park.Mickey retrieves said handkerchief, then promptly treats her to a Vaudevillian show.Fun note: One of the advertisements that adorns the theater’s curtain reads “Walter D’s hats that please.” While Minnie has never starred in a feature, she has been the star of many of her own shorts, some completely devoid of Mickey’s presence.
It isn’t until Minnie offers her own hand in marriage, and subsequently decorates Mickey’s face with lipstick, that Mickey rethinks his position. I’ll cut him down to my size.” Minnie has also demonstrated that she can be quite independent when she wants to be.
In the 1936 short , Minnie shows her former flame Mortimer Mouse quite a bit of attention during a picnic that was meant just for her and Mickey.
When Mickey responds sarcastically to her speaking highly of Mortimer, she tells him, “You’re just jealous!
What it really amounts to is that Minnie is, for screen purposes, his leading lady.
If the story calls for a romantic courtship, then Minnie is the girl; but when the story requires a married couple, then they appear as man and wife.
In the studio we have decided that they are married already.” Over the years Minnie has often been the impetus of the story for Mickey; the goal or prize he’s fighting to obtain.
This was quite literally the case in 1938’s , when Mickey is mistakenly recruited as a giant killer.
If Mickey Mouse is the world’s most famous mouse, Minnie is surely the world’s second-most famous.
Premiering with Mickey in late 1928’s Steamboat Willie, this February 14 marks their 85th Valentine’s Day together.
People have often speculated as to just what kind of relationship Mickey and Minnie share.
In the September 30, 1933 issue of magazine, Walt Disney addressed that very subject. A lot of people have written to him asking this question, because sometimes he appears to be married to her in his films and other times still courting her.