Gee, it's Mickey's birthday today!

Published: 18 November, 2013 12:37 IST | Hassan M Kamal |

The mouse that made Walt Disney a famous name across the world turns 85 today. And, while 3D animation and computer graphics might be on top, Mickey Mouse is alive in our memories. The GUIDE browses through the most recent and cool happenings in the life of the world's most famous mouse

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Where’s my Mickey?
While one doesn’t see much of him on the big screen lately, Mickey seems to be gaining new ground with mobile phone games. Where’s My Mickey?, a mobile phone game available on Android and iOs platform is a brain and puzzle game that will keep every Mickey fan engaged irrespective of their age. The paid version offers 40 episodes, while the free version has five fun episodes.

Mickey goes to the Oscar Awards
Earlier in 2013, Disney released its first short animation film featuring Mickey Mouse after a gap of 13 thirteen years. The film titled Get A Horse!, sees the comeback of several of classic Disney characters including Minnie Mouse, Horace Horsecollar, Peg-Leg Pete and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit among others and is currently among the top finalists for the Academy Awards 2014 in the Short Animation film category. Directed by Lauren MacMullan of The Simpsons fame, the animation and characters closely resemble the 1928 style of Mickey Mouse, combined with modern 3D animation, and features edited voice tracks of Walt Disney himself. The film will premiere in theatres along with Disney’s upcoming animation film Frozen releasing in the US by the end of November. 

Check these out

An 80-pager collection of Mickey Mouse stories and other characters by creator Walt Disney.
Available at
Price R973

This is a collector’s edition box set of Mickey Mouse stories available in two sets of two volumes each.
It includes works of Floyd Gottfredson, who illustrated most of Mickey’s screen adaptations.
Price R2,437 each

Till now, Mickey has been hogging the limelight, so we decided to bring in his screen partner, Minnie. Take the “Yoo Hoo” girl home with this pillow (in pic), and mugs too; kids and adults will love it alike.
Available Price R260 

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