Mickey Mouse

Disney's classic characters, Mickey Mouse and friends, have a rich storytelling tradition which is the foundation of The Walt Disney Company. Since his debut on November 18, 1928, in Steamboat Willie, Mickey Mouse has been Disney's most recognizable character and continues to be the most valuable franchise in the world, according to Forbes magazine. First introduced as Mickey's love interest in Steamboat Willie, Minnie Mouse is Disney's leading lady; she is an inspiration to girls of all ages, and over the decades has become a global style icon.