Banned In China: 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 Mickey Mania.
Cross-Dressing Voices: In Japan, Mickey was usually 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.
Old Shame: According to The Illusion Of Life, 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.
The Other Darrin: Mickey was voiced by Walt Disney from his debut through Fun and Fancy Free, 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. Wayne Allwine took over the role in 1977 and would voice him until his death in 2009. Mickey is now voiced by Bret Iwan.
Carl Stalling voiced Mickey in 1929's "The Karnival Kid".