Disney's bad boy makes a comeback
by KOD Staff
Brainchild of Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse started his career named, Mortimer. A savvy name change and a lead role in ‘Steamboat Willie’ meant that by the 50s, Mickey was a superstar with his own theme park, comic strip and television show.
When this tiny mouse made its debut back in 1928, he was the Bart Simpson of his day. Infused with the dark side of humanity, he was the bad boy who got info fights, played pranks and was aggressive with Minnie. This was not an innocent cheerleader of The Mickey Mouse Club - he was about having fun and being bad
We know Mickey as a beacon of cute, childlike innocence as well as a mascot for consumerism bred by big business. The tension between the two sides of Mickey’s persona continues to fascinate us even today.