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Western Animation / Minnie Mouse

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I'm the guy they call little Mickey Mouse
Got a sweetie down in the chicken house
Neither fat nor skinny
She's the horse's whinny
She's my little Minnie Mouse!
—"Minnie's Yoo-Hoo"
Minnie Mouse is a Funny Animal cartoon character created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, the latter who first drew her alongside Mickey Mouse in 1928. Her full name, Minerva Mouse, is given in the comic strip story "The Gleam" by Merrill De Maris and Floyd Gottfredson and published from January 19 to May 2, 1942.

In many appearances, Minnie was presented as Mickey's Love Interest, a close friend to Daisy Duck, and/or a friend to Clarabelle Cow.

See also supporting Disney Character section of the Kingdom Hearts Character Sheet for tropes that refer to them specifically in said video game series.

Her current voice actress is Kaitlyn Robrock, taking over from Russi Taylor, who voiced the character from 1986 until her death in 2019. The Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures episode "Mickey's Roommate/Minnie's Bow-tel!", was the very first instance of Robrock voicing the character.

    Media featuring Minnie 

Notable shorts:

  • Plane Crazy (1928) - First appearance of Minnie.
  • The Gallopin' Gaucho (1928) - First time Minnie was seen wearing her high heels and bra as seen on the classic title cards, as well her eyes evolving to her iconic "classic" look.
  • Steamboat Willie (1928) - First time Minnie was seen wearing her bowler hat with a flower on it.
  • The Karnival Kid (1929) - The first time Minnie wore her White Gloves as well as the first time she spoke.
  • Wild Waves (1929)
  • On Ice (1935) - First color appearance in Minnie, and her skirt was depicted with polka-dots for the first time.
  • Mickey's Surprise Party (1939) - The first time Minnie was redesigned into her modern appearance, with redesigned eyes and trading in her bowler hat with her signature bow.
  • Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Firing Line (1942)
  • Mickey's Delayed Date (1947) - The last appearance of Minnie in a Mickey Mouse short.
  • Pluto and the Gopher (1950)
  • Pluto's Christmas Tree (1953) - The last appearance of Minnie in the classic shorts.
  • Mickey's Christmas Carol
  • Runaway Brain

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Video games:

Comic books:


  • Totally Minnie
  • Minnie 'n Me


Tropes that apply to Minnie:

  • Beware the Nice Ones: Like Mickey, Minnie is a gentle and nice person, but when pushed too far, she will bite back.
  • Breakout Character: She never had her own series in the classic shorts, though later projects starting from Mickey Mouse Works have finally given her individual cartoons.
    • Her rise in popularity truly began with Totally Minnie, a TV special from the 1980s featuring her.
  • Chaste Toons: She has twin nieces named Millie and Melody.
  • Chastity Couple: According to Walt, she and Mickey are in fact married outside of their acting careers, and either don't seem to have a sex life (much less children), are holding off on lovemaking or are choosing to keep that a secret. The current powers-that-be appear to have ignored this completely, as the Paul Rudish short "Third Wheel" ends with the strong implication that they had hot sex, and inside Goofy's stomach, no less!, and fans have made fan fictions and fan art depicting Minnie becoming the mother to her and Mickey's brood. The short Mickey's Nightmare tries to explore this but uses storks (which are symbolic of womanly fertility) as well as watering a flower garden to symbolize sex.
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  • The Chick: She often takes this role due to her girly, sane, and sweet personality.
  • Closer to Earth: Sometimes depicted as this, often as a foil to Daisy or Mickey when their heads are in the clouds or they're being emotional. House of Mouse upgraded it all he way to making her a hyper-competent Number Two at the titular club, running everything from backstage.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: Adorable in several instances, but her voice can grate on your nerves. Kaitlyn Robrock's performance as Minnie managed to tone down her cute voice compared to Russi Taylor.
  • Damsel in Distress: Her role in many of the classic shorts. Usually captured by Pete.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Minnie is rarely, if never, called "Minerva" (except for fan fiction).
  • Out-of-Character Moment: While she's always sweet-natured, she encourages Mickey to rip Julius' ears off in Runaway Brain and Julius was still in Mickey's body when she said that.
  • Outdated Name: Has had a similar experience as Mickey. "Minnie" is a name that will occasionally appear in period pieces but has fallen out of favor due to associations with Minnie Mouse.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Her outfits have become increasingly more pink.
  • Rodents of Unusual Size: Much like Mickey, Minnie is still one of the shorter Disney regulars, but only nominally smaller than an anthropomorphic duck or dog within the same universe. She ironically has a pet kitten, Figaro, whose height difference is comparable to that against a real life human owner.
  • Satellite Character: Initially didn't have much of a personality outside of her interactions with Mickey, though she would care for Pluto and Figaro in some of their shorts to maintain appearances during the 40s and 50s. Some later projects such as House of Mouse have tried to subvert this and make her an individual character, usually by making her a foil for Daisy.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: She tends to fall victim to it from time to time, especially in the Paul Rudish cartoons.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Daisy is part of The Sensational Six, but not of The Fabulous Five. Minnie is present in either case, being the sole female in the latter.
  • Species Surname: She is a mouse whose surname is "Mouse".
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Design wise, she's basically Mickey with eyelashes, a bow and a dress.
  • True Blue Femininity: It was not uncommon to see her wearing blue in older appearances. In the last 30 years she's began leaning toward pink and red though.
  • Women Are Wiser: Several cartoons depict her as slightly more level headed and responsible than Mickey.