When the Allies invaded Normandy on D-Day in 1944, "Mickey Mouse" was used as a password between intelligence officers.
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Mickey Mouse was the first talking cartoon character. In 1929's "The Karnival Kid," Mickey's first spoken words were "Hot dogs!"
Only one Mickey Mouse short has won an Academy Award. The 1941 cartoon "Lend a Paw" received the Academy Award for best animated short. And the star of that cartoon was actually Pluto, not Mickey Mouse.
Disney stopped producing Mickey Mouse cartoons for 30 years! Walt Disney's last Mickey Mouse cartoon was "The Simple Things" in 1953. Disney died in 1966 and another Mickey Mouse cartoon wouldn't come out again until 1983. That cartoon was "Mickey's Christmas Carol".
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