10. When he turned 60
In celebration of Mickey’s 60th birthday, he was given a display at the Smithsonian. In 1988, Walt Disney Studios donated six original animation sketches from Steamboat Willie to the National Museum of American History.
11. The most successful Mickey merchandise is the watch
While the iconic Mickey Mouse watch decoration is now a standard addition, it wasn’t always so.
The first timepiece was designed and produced by Ingersoll-Waterbury in 1933 and cost just $2.95.
In 1957, Fossil gave Walt Disney a 25millionth Mickey watch. That’s an astounding number of timepieces.