Six Classic Disney Characters

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Six Classic Disney Characters

Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse debuted in 1928 in Steamboat Willie.

Personality:

  • Cheerful
  • Adventurous
  • All-American
  • Fun-loving
  • Mostly well-behaved

Fun Facts:

  • Walt Disney was the voice of Mickey Mouse for 20 years.
  • Steamboat Willie was the first animated movie with sound.

   Books featuring Mickey Mouse: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, The Three Musketeers, The Brave
   Little Tailor, Farmer Mickey, Gulliver Mickey, Mickey and the Beanstalk, Mickey's Christmas Carol

Minnie Mouse

Minnie Mouse

Minnie Mouse debuted with Mickey in Steamboat Willie (1928).

Personality:

  • Spunky
  • Clever
  • Resourceful
  • Optimistic
  • Feminine

Fun Facts:

  • Minnie inspired the first Disney song, "Minnie's Yoo Hoo."
  • Although Minnie sometimes plays the damsel in distress, she is a strong, independent mouse.

Books featuring Minnie Mouse: Mickey and Minnie's Gift of the Magi and The Magic Grinder

 

Pluto

Pluto

Pluto debuted in 1930 in The Chain Gang.

Personality:

  • Friendly
  • Faithful
  • Eager to please
  • Simple-minded
  • Curious

Fun Facts:

  • Pluto starred in Lend a Paw, which won an Oscar for
    Best Cartoon in 1941.
  • Pluto was Mickey's faithful companion for nearly 100 films.

   Book featuring Pluto: Pluto the Detective

Goofy

Goofy

Goofy debuted in 1932 in Mickey's Revue.

Personality:

  • Silly
  • Funny
  • Clumsy
  • Corny
  • Happy-go-lucky

Fun Facts:

  • Goofy's character was inspired by the gaffaw (laugh) of a former circus clown, Vance "Pinto" Colvig.
  • Goofy appeared in a series of "how to" films that were hilarious because they showed exactly how NOT to do something.

Books featuring Goofy: A White Christmas, Fool’s Gold, Goofy and the Enchanted Castle, Goofy and the Magic Fish, Goofy and the Pirate Treasure, Sir Goofy and the Dragon, Race Around the World

 

Donald Duck

Donald Duck

Donald Duck debuted in 1934 in The Wise Little Hen.

Personality:

  • Feisty
  • Self-centered
  • Short-tempered
  • Mischievous
  • Boastful

Fun Facts:

  • Donald Duck served in the military in several wartime shorts.
  • Donald Duck is one of the few cartoon characters that has
    a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

   Books featuring Donald Duck: Christmas in the Country, Donald Duck and the Magic Stick,
   Donald Duck Buys a House, Donald Duck: Mountain Climber, Donald Duck's Birthday

Daisy Duck

Daisy Duck

Daisy Duck debuted in 1937 in Don Duck.

Personality:

  • Sassy
  • Flirtatious
  • Strong-willed
  • Temperamental
  • Stylish

Fun Facts:

  • Daisy was named Donna in her first film.
  • Daisy had her own comic book series called Daisy Duck's Diary in 1954.

Book featuring Daisy Duck: DuckTales: Christmas at the North Pole

 

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