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Mickey Mouse is perhaps the most iconic cartoon character of all time, and the prime mascot of one of the biggest media entertainment companies in the world, so it isn't surprising that there are a multitude of parodies and imitations of the character. Most imitations of Mickey Mouse have at least some of the following attributes:

Some cases may have the Mickey Mouse ersatz accompanied by parodies of Disney's other notable mascot characters (e.g. Goofy, Donald Duck or Minnie Mouse) or be a combination of multiple Disney characters (for instance, a Donald Duck stand-in who dresses like Mickey Mouse).

An important thing to note is that in The '30s, it was common for other cartoon characters to emulate Mickey to some degree, so only noteworthy examples from that era (i.e., ones that are blatantly copies of Mickey and actually resulted in legal action from Disney) will be addressed.

Instances where it is very clearly Mickey Mouse himself (named or otherwise) depicted and not a pastiche of him are not this trope. A Sub-Trope of Fountain of Expies.


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  • Jollibee, the mascot of the Filipino fast food restaurant chain of the same name, has Mickey Mouse-like features such as white gloves, yellow shoes, a round head with a cream face and an ever-present grin.
  • Christian-based home building company Miracle Homes had a mascot called Miracle Mouse, designed by company founder Tom Hignite, who planned to make a feature film based on the character that has been stuck in Development Hell for quite some time. Aside from wearing a construction helmet and blue overalls as well as a much rounder face, he looks almost exactly like Mickey.
  • Ed Roth's Rat Fink is an antiheroic parody of Mickey, being a grinning rodent with rounded ears and red overalls drawn in a comically grotesque art-style. He's quickly grown into the mascot of Kustom Kulture.

    Anime & Manga 
  • The title character of Billy Bat is a seemingly fictional character with his own theme park, comic series, and television show, all lead by shady Mr. Alt Disney Chuck Culkin.
  • One chapter of Kaiju Girl Caramelise sees Kuroe and Arata going on a date to a Disney-esque park called Destinyland. The mascot and most prominent costumed character there is Mitchy, who looks just like Mickey Mouse if he was a rabbit. Kuroe's mother Rinko covertly dresses in the Mitchy outfit to spy on her daughter's date, and at one point also uses a happy-go-lucky, laugh-filled speaking style reminiscent of Mickey.
  • Masami Nezu of Kengan Ashura is a former biker gang leader who appears in the tournament dressed as Mockey, the mascot of Tochigi Destiny Land, who has most of the visual cues associated with such a character (Plate-like ears, wears pants with two buttons in front, etc.). Funnily enough, his Latin American voice actor, Arturo Mercado Jr., is the current official voice of Mickey himself.
  • The Space☆Dandy episode "A Race in Space is Dangerous, Baby" features a member of Prince's crew named Squeak, a mouse who has a similar appearance to Mickey Mouse and is also a lawyer as a rib on Disney's litigious nature.

  • KAWS's signature character Companion wears an outfit that highly resembles Mickey's. He wears gloves with X's on them in place of the three lines on Mickey's gloves, large shoes, and shorts with two buttons on the front. He is typically depicted in greyscale or sepia tones, much like an inkblot cartoon character.

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  • "Mystical Medleys: A Vintage Cartoon Tarot":
    • The shoes and pants worn by the men from "Three of Wands" and "Page of Cups" are an obvious reference to Mickey Mouse's default design.
    • The "Two of Wands" wears a red hooded robe and shoes, and has a pair of brooms that brings to mind Mickey Mouse's appearance in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice".

    Comic Books 
  • Asterix: The design of the alien Tadsilweny (from Asterix and the Falling Sky) has an alien who looks just like Mickey except without the black nose, a purple bodysuit with yellow buttons and white gloves. At some point, his costume even turns black. To reinforce that, his name is an anagram of Walt Disney. How subtle.
  • During Chuck Dixon's run on Green Arrow, Conner Hawke's ashram was bought by a Mr. Alt Disney who wanted to turn it into a theme park based on Winky Blink and Friends. Winky Blink looks very much like Mickey, only with dog ears, a red nose, and a Hawaiian shirt.
  • In The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Century: 1969, one of the characters Mina sees when tripping is a bizarre Mickey/Donald fusion.
  • French comic Rose Profond ("Deep Pink") is set in a cutesy vintage Woodland Creatures world starring an anthropomorphic rapist rodent called Malcolm who looks just like classic 1930s Mickey, except with long red pants, small ears and an elongated muzzle.
  • One Wonder Woman (1942) story arc saw Wondy dealing with Wade Dazzle, the owner of an evil theme park called Dazzleland that was draining life energy from its guests in order to keep the aged Dazzle alive. Dazzle was accompanied by robots based on his famous creations, Jerry Gerbil and Harriet Hamster.

    Films — Animated 
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein involves a theme park named Majestic Movie Studios, which is based more on Universal Studios Hollywood than Disneyland, but features a cartoon rodent mascot named Sammy Squirrel. Oddly, Alvin caused a controversy in episode Chipmunkmania of the series by claiming that his band was bigger than Mickey Mouse, which would make it a case of Expy Coexistence.
  • Bébé's Kids partially takes place at a pastiche of Disneyland called Fun World, with one of the park mascots being a clear stand-in for Mickey Mouse named Rodney Rodent. The film was based on a comedy routine by Robin Harris, which actually mentioned Disneyland, but was replaced with Fun World for the animated film for copyright reasons.
  • Steven Universe: The Movie: Spinel's original form is blatantly inspired on Mickey Mouse, from her heart-shaped pigtails to her round short. Oh, and she wears gloves, too! After snapping because she learned her Only Friend abandoned her 6.000 years ago, she takes a darker form, but still keeps her gloves, short and spagetti members.
  • Queer Duck: The Movie brings back the unnamed Mickey Mouse ersatz from the original web series episode "The Gayest Place on Earth" mentioned below under the Web Animation folder, but reinterprets him as the straight and homophobic mascot of Happyland, denying Queer Duck and the other gay men he's brought with him entry to the theme park Happyland by yelling "Beat it, you homos" and at the end of the film getting his just deserts when Queer Duck buys out the theme park, rebrands it as one that only allows gay men and kicks the mascot out while telling him "Beat it, hetero!"

    Films — Live-Action 
  • National Lampoon's Vacation features the family planning to go to a Disneyland-inspired theme park called Walley World, with their mascot being Marty Moose.
  • The View Askewniverse (most prominently Dogma and Clerks II) features a parody of Mickey Mouse named Mooby, an anthropomorphic yellow cownote  that wears white gloves and buttoned shorts in addition to being a mascot of a highly profitable multimedia franchise.

  • In the Cyril M. Kornbluth short-short story "The Advent on Channel Twelve", Poopy Panda becomes a physical living god when his popular TV program "Poopy Panda Pals" convinces millions of American children to worship him.
  • In Bored of the Rings, "Dicky Dragon", the mascot of the theme park Serutanland, is implied to be this, if the name is anything to go by. He was created by Serutan the Wizard, who is portrayed as a Mr. Alt Disney, running the theme park and selling Dicky Dragon merchandise.
  • In the Discworld, Terry Pratchett placed the world of Hollywood movies and entertainment into a fantasy setting, where Magic made everything possible and enabled a skewed parody of reality. The magic of Holy Wood renders several animals sentient, drawn to the Magic of the Moving Iconograph. One of the starstruck creatures is a mouse, who identifies himself as Squeak but manifests qualities of Jerry-ness and indeed Mickey-ness.

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  • Out of Jimmy's Head: The premise revolves around a tween receiving the brain of a Mr. Alt Disney named Milt Appleday and being able to interact with the cartoons he created. The main mascot of Appleday's company is a gleeful, fun-loving buck-toothed gopher named Golly Gopher, who's the obvious counterpart to Mickey Mouse, though he's also got a sizable ego and obsession with the spotlight. He also has a hairbow-wearing female counterpart named Dolly Gopher, the counterpart to Minnie Mouse.
  • Tomorrow's Pioneers featured a character who was blatantly plagiarizing Mickey Mouse named Farfour, with his head making him look like a bootleg Mickey Mouse plush.

    Puppet Shows 
  • The episode of The Muppet Show guest-starring Petula Clark had a moose named Mickey show up at the theatre, winning over all the Muppets except Kermit. Mickey Moose was friends with a duck named Ronald, had a theme song that was very similar to the Mickey Mouse Club March, and gave the Muppets antler hats that evoke the famous mouse ear hats seen in the various Disney Theme Parks.

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    Video Games 
  • The titular in-universe fictional character of Bendy and the Ink Machine is a cartoon character with a mostly black body who wears white gloves and boots and has a cheerful grin. His horns also appear to be evocative of Mickey Mouse's ears.
  • Cuphead and Mugman from the video game Cuphead wear black sweaters that are often mistaken for skin due to their extremely flat coloring, gloves, shoes, and shorts , and are constantly seen grinning. Ms. Chalice has a skirt and heels to evoke Minnie's image instead.
  • Chad the Chipmunk of The Park. The chirpy-looking mascot of Atlantic Island Park, he was created by a fairly distinctive Mr. Alt Disney in order to guarantee the attendance of children at the park. Chad most commonly appears in the form of an employee wearing a mascot suit — unfortunately leading to one of the park's most infamous incidents, in which a Chad the Chipmunk performer went mad and stabbed several teenagers to death with an ice-pick.
  • Splatoon 2 introduced Fresh Fish, a cartoony character with white gloves, round shoes, shorts, and oversized fish head that always smiles. He serves as the mascot for the Wahoo World theme park and has a franchise in the form of video games and movies. The Octoling Octopus amiibo can give Fresh Fish gear to players, allowing them to dress up their Inklings or Octolings as the mascot when they go into competition.
  • Super Mario Bros.: Despite being originally based on Popeye, Mario somehow manages to qualify as a human Mocky Mouse as he has a lot in common with Mickey such as his name, falsetto voice, appearance (short stature, prominent gloves, shoes, buttoned overalls, and in a more meta example, facial features designed to make the most of his early medium's graphical limitations), personality (exuberant everyman deliberately kept simple so as to accommodate a wide variety of roles), and status as the undisputed mascot of his company and medium-defining pop-cultural icon. With the release of Super Nintendo World, he even has his own theme park! What's more, the successes of both Mickey and Mario's works led to the creation of a competitor with an in-your-face attitude; Bugs Bunny for the former, and Sonic the Hedgehog for the latter.

    Web Animation 
  • Helluva Boss episode "Loo Loo Land" takes place at the titular amusement park in the Greed Ring of Hell, a shameless rip-off of an amusement park run by Lucifer himself called Lu Lu World. The mascot is an apple named Loo Loo who resembles an old cartoon character and clearly bears some resemblance to Mickey Mouse. He does not take kindly to the pointing out of the park being a knock-off.
  • The Queer Duck episode "The Gayest Place on Earth" has Queer Duck and his friends visit a theme park catering to homosexuals called Fairyland. While there, Queer Duck hits on Gobble the Salty Seaman, a turkey in a sailor suit clearly based on Donald Duck, only to draw the ire of Gobble's jealous lover, who is a blatant stand-in for Mickey.

    Web Original 
  • The original sketches for Hamster's Paradise feature the mousey micks, a more realistic take on this trope (but still pretty tongue-in-cheek, especially for a Speculative Biology project like this). They would be the final sophonts that would emerge on the planet, and they would basically look like mouse-headed creatures with bipedal ape-like bodies. They would also domesticate dog-like creatures called "ploofies" and large flightless "birds" called "doneldonks" (both of these animals are also highly aberrant rodents).

    Western Animation 
  • Andy Panda did not start out as an imitation of Mickey Mouse, but displayed several noticeable similarities when his shorts continued production, even wearing red pants and yellow shoes. He eventually was given a Minnie Mouse-esque girlfriend named Miranda Panda.
  • In Animaniacs, the Slappy Squirrel segment "One Flew Over the Cuckoo Clock" has Slappy get admitted into a retirement home after losing her memory. Parodies of classic cartoon characters are seen at the nursing home, including Rhena Rat, Doofy, and Quacky Duck, who resemble elderly versions of Minnie Mouse, Goofy, and Donald Duck respectively.
  • In the Beany and Cecil cartoon "Rat Race For Space," Cecil is helping little Ace from Outer Space find his mom. He crawls around on the floor with what appears to be a Mickey Mouse doll on his face when he exits a mousehole and comes face to face with a cat. Cecil and the doll get the bejeezus scratched out of them.
  • The Beetlejuice animated series featured a recurring villain named Bartholomew Batt, a cartoon bat who prided himself in being "a typical cartoon bad guy" and had a theme park called Grislyland. He was often at odds with Beetlejuice because the Ghost with the Most wasn't that fond of his cartoons. Bartholomew Batt's debut episode also establishes the existence of a cartoon character BJ prefers to Batt named Louie Louse, who is a giant insect wearing white gloves described as having a high-pitched voice that built an empire.
  • The John Kricfalusi short Cans Without Labels features a character named Donald Bastard, who is based mainly on Donald Duck, but also wears Goofy's hat and Mickey Mouse's shorts.
  • Drawn Together has the character Munchkin Mouse appear in "American Idol Parody Clip Show," who is based on Mickey Mouse with some Speedy Gonzales traits. He wears red overalls and yellow buttons similar to Mickey's pants and speaks with a high-pitched voice. The episode claims Munchkin had been on the show forever and shows a montage of him hanging out with the gang.
  • Mikey Melon, a watermelon Donald hallucinates as being alive in the DuckTales (2017) episode "Mooncation", was made to look and sound like Mickey Mouse and serve as Donald's best friend while he is stuck on an island because the writers couldn't get permission to use the actual mouse.
  • Disney themselves got into this in House of Mouse, specifically in the episode "Dennis the Duck". Although not a rodent, the titular Dennis is an obvious pastiche of Silent Age Mickey (or of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, who Mickey was an Expy of in the first place) and Donald Duck. He's a black-and-white, inkblot style cartoon with a white face, dot eyes, a perpetual smile, a high-pitched voice, and the mischievous streak Mickey was known to have at the time (he enjoys hitting people with sandwiches). In particular, his overalls and gloves are identical to classic Mickey's.
  • The Fairly OddParents!: Catman's nemesis, Mouse Man, is a man in a mouse suit who also wears White Gloves and speaks with a high-pitched Mickey Mouse-like voice.
  • Merrie Melodies character Foxy was notorious for essentially being a vulpine knockoff of Mickey Mouse, which led to Walt Disney himself asking that Warner Bros. stop using the character. Foxy was subsequently replaced with another Mickey Mouse ersatz named Piggy, who also wore white gloves and buttoned shorts and was discontinued after appearing in only two animated shorts.
  • My Life as a Teenage Robot:
    • Minor villain Vladimir is a lab rat who ended up gaining a Mickey Mouse-like appearance from being experimented on by Jenny's mother/creator Dr. Nora Wakeman. Quite tellingly, his debut episode ends with him being upset at Dr. Wakeman revealing that she made him a pair of red shorts with two buttons to wear.
    • "Historionics" shows Wizzly World founder Uncle Wizzly activating an animatronic of Abraham Lincoln who wears white gloves and does a high-pitched laugh.
  • The Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain episode "The Ravin" featured a Take That! towards Disney in the form of Acme Labs shown to be converted to a Dizzy Store with their mascot resembling a bat version of Mickey Mouse.
  • The Simpsons:
    • Itchy from the Show Within a Show The Itchy & Scratchy Show is primarily based on Jerry, but also has elements of Mickey Mouse, with Itchy and Scratchy's falsely attributed creator Roger Meyers, Sr. being a Walt Disney-esque figure, Itchy and Scratchy Land being an obvious send-up of Disneyland and the first cartoon Itchy and Scratchy appeared in together being a spoof of Steamboat Willie with Itchy in the role of Mickey and Scratchy in the role of Pete.
    • While neither character is directly shown, one-shot character Shary Bobbins from the episode "Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious" replies to Homer mistaking her for Mary Poppins by stating that she is a completely original character like "Rickey Rouse" or "Monald Muck".
    • A flashback of the episode "A Tree Grows in Springfield" depicts a young Kent Brockman attempting to interview a theme park mascot who resembles Mickey Mouse, only for the actor to take his mask off and rudely tell the young Kent to leave him be while he's on his break.
  • Van Beuren Studios infamously made two characters that imitated Mickey Mouse, one being Milton Mouse (who was almost visually indistinguishable from Mickey and ended up dropped after Disney threatened legal action) and the other being Cubby Bear. Both characters wore white gloves, round boots, and shorts and even had love interests that were knockoffs of Mickey's love interest Minnie.
  • The Venture Bros. featured an in-universe cartoon character named Bizzy Bee, who can accurately be described as a bee equivalent to Mickey Mouse and is created by Roy Brisby, a Walt Disney ersatz who also doubles as a parody of Mason Verger.