7) He’s the everyman of the story.

Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas

In any well-told Mickey Mouse narrative, you’ll find the main characters: quick-tempered Donald Duck and scatterbrained Goofy, who are always causing mayhem wherever they go—led by Mickey Mouse, who must deal with all of the cartoon mischief. He’s the everyman we can identify with: a goodhearted force for good who occasionally enjoys meddling in things. We can see ourselves in Mickey’s escapades and recognize our own potential through his accomplishments—he represents us when we watch his films.