Cinderella’s Castle, Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse
at Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Florida.
If it was a mouse that started it all, as Walt Disney once said, then the question becomes how did the mouse begin?
Born of necessity, Mickey Mouse’s humble origins can be traced back to the loss of Walt Disney’s Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon series to the series’ distributor, Universal.
In Bob Thomas’ biography, Walt Disney – An American Original, it reads, “(Walt) enjoyed telling the tale of how he dreamed up the mouse character on the train trip back from the Oswald disaster and how Lilly objected to the name of Mortimer Mouse and so he made it Mickey Mouse instead. He also hinted that the character originated with a pet mouse that played around his drawing board in Kansas City.”
[info from: started by a mouse.com]
I took this photo in the early morning, before a character breakfast at Magic Kingdom…only those with early breakfast reservations had been let into the park, as it was not the “official open time” yet. With the park scarce of tourists, it was the perfect time to capture this statue with the castle in the background. :)
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