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.