Minnie Mouse is the third most popular character at Disney theme parks. Minnie mouse made her debut in â€œSteamboat Willieâ€ on November 18, 1928. Created by Walt Disney she has consistently played the role of lady love of Mickey Mouse since then. She never had the honor of having her own cartoon series but has 73 cartoon appearances with Mickey Mouse and Pluto. 1986 was declared Minnieâ€™s year by Disney to felicitate her.
Minnieâ€™s full name is Minnerva Mouse, according to â€œThe Gleamâ€ published in 1942. Moritimer Mouse is her uncle and she has two nieces Melody and Millicent. Minnie was first voiced by Marcellite Garner and currently is being voiced by Russi Taylor. In most of her appearances Minnie is shown as close friend of Daisy Duck.
In â€œSteamboat Willieâ€ Mickey is shown vying for Minnieâ€™s attention with Pete as his Rival. In â€œMickeyâ€™s Folliesâ€ first performance of the famous song â€œMinnieâ€™s Yoo Hooâ€ is shown. It clearly shows the affection Minnie has for Mickey; it later became a theme song of their series. With â€œWild Wavesâ€ a pattern of showing Minnie being rescued from danger by Mickey started. In â€œWild Wavesâ€ Mickey saves Minnie from drowning. In â€œThe Cactus Kidâ€ she is a local dancer who is kidnapped by Peg-Leg Pete before being rescued by Mickey. In â€œThe Firefightersâ€ she is trapped in a burning hotel. Mickey saves her in his role as a firefighter chief.Â In â€œThe Gorilla Mysteryâ€ released on October 1, 1930 Mickey saves Minnie from an escaped gorilla from the zoo. In the end, Mickey and Minnie are shown tying up the gorilla with a rope.
In â€œThe Picnicâ€ released on November 14, 1930 Pluto makes his first appearance as pet to Minnie. In â€œPioneer Daysâ€ there is a role reversal when Minnie rescues Mickey from the Native Americans.
Minnie had television special named after her called â€˜Totally Minnieâ€. She appears in her own segments in â€œMickey Mouse Worksâ€. In â€œHouse of Mouseâ€ Minnie runs the nightclub and Mickey is the host. She also appears in the television series â€œMickey Mouse clubhouseâ€.