* BannedInChina: The short "The Barnyard Battle" (1929) was banned in Germany in 1930 for depicting enemy cats with German World War I helmets. In 1931, the short was finally distributed, but with all scenes of enemy combat cut, making it an extra-short three-minute cartoon.
** Another short "The Mad Doctor" (1933) was banned in England, believed to be too scary for children, yet made its way into two video games, ''VideoGame/MickeyMania'' and ''VideoGame/EpicMickey'', both of which had a release in England.
* CrossDressingVoices: In Japan, Mickey used to be voiced invariably by women, including Masumi Goto, Ikue Sakakibara and Eiko Yamada. This has been averted in recent years, however, with Mickey now voiced by a man, Takashi Aoyagi. Creator/AyaHirano also dubbed Mickey in some of the newest dubs of the very old public domain shorts, especially the ones who weren't shown in Japan before UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
* DescendedCreator: Walt Disney himself was the initial voice of Mickey, at least until the 40's and 50's.
* FakeAmerican: Mickey's second voice actor James [=MacDonald=] was born in Scotland but moved to America at the tender age of six months.
** Likewise, in the newest ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse'' series, Mickey is voiced by Canadian-born Chris Diamantopoulos.
* FountainOfExpies: Mickey had numerous ripoffs back in the 1930s--among them are WesternAnimation/BoskoTheTalkInkKid, Foxy Fox, Piggy and Buddy of Warner Bros., and the ColumbiaCartoons interpretation of ComicStrip/KrazyKat.
* OldShame: According to ''Literature/TheIllusionOfLife'', apprentice animator and director Wilfred Jackson was so ashamed of his first directorial effort "The Castaway" that he vowed never to make another film that didn't feel like a Disney picture again.
* TheOtherDarrin: Mickey was voiced by Creator/WaltDisney from his debut through ''Disney/FunAndFancyFree'', after which James [=MacDonald=] took the reins. During Walt's run as Mickey's voice, Clarence Nash (the voice of Donald) substituted for Mickey's voice for the 1934 short ''The Dognapper'' (and also in a few 1950s commercials by Tom Oreb). Wayne Allwine took over the role in 1977 and would voice him until his death in 2009. Since then, Mickey has been (and currently is) voiced by Bret Iwan.
** Carl Stalling voiced Mickey in 1929's "The Karnival Kid".
** Even though Bret Iwan is currently ''the'' voice of Mickey Mouse, Chris Diamantopoulos is voicing him for the [[WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse Paul Rudish series of shorts]], because they wanted the Mickey in this series to sound as close as possible to the original Walt Disney.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Before settling with "Mickey", Walt Disney considered naming him "Mortimer", which his wife Lillian thought was too formal a name. A different mouse named Mortimer as a Mythology Gag would later appear as a rival of sorts for Mickey.