Happy Anniversary Mickey and Minnie!
Issued in 1998, this fun Dominica souvenir sheet honors Mickey and Minnie's 70th anniversary. Since their debut in the short film Steamboat Willie in 1928, Mickey and Minnie have become one of the world's most recognizable cartoon couples. The sheet pictures fun scenes including:
• Steamboat Willie (1928)
• The Brave Little Tailor (1938)
• Nifty Nineties (1941)
• Mickey Mouse Club (1955)
• Mickey and Minnie at the opening of Walt Disney World (1971)
• Mousercise Mickey & Minnie (1980)
• Runaway Brain (1995)
A fun addition to your collection – order now.
Are Mickey and Minnie Married?
According to Walt Disney, Mickey and Minnie have never been married on screen. But during a 1933 interview, Disney said, “In private life, Mickey is married to Minnie. What it really amounts to is that Minnie is – for screen purposes – his leading lady.”
Two years later, Disney told a reporter that “There’s no marriage in the land of make-believe. Mickey and Minnie must live happily ever after.”
The matter of a Mouse wedding was fueled by a 1932 film, Mickey’s Nightmare, in which Mickey falls asleep in his easy chair instead of meeting Minnie at the local dance. He dreams of being married to Minnie and surrounded by little Mickey Mice.
The cover for the 1935 sheet music “The Wedding of Mickey Mouse” pictures a beaming Mickey dressed in a tux. He’s leading Minnie, dressed in a veil, from the church to the happy cheering of Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow. Disney has merchandised several souvenirs, toys, and wedding gifts since that time featuring Mickey and Minnie dressed in wedding garb.