Viral Report Canceling Mickey Mouse Reaches National Publication – Inside the Magic

in Walt Disney World
Credit: Disney
Is Mickey Mouse canceled?
Mickey Mouse has been the beloved icon of The Walt Disney Company for more than a century. As Walt Disney himself said, “I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing—that it was all started by a mouse.”
Through hundreds of cartoons, meet and greets at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, and plenty of merchandise, Disney fans have the opportunity to keep Mickey as big as he has ever been.
Whether you grew up with the cartoons and you know all about Steamboat Willie, or perhaps you were a part of the Mickey Mouse Club. Maybe you’re just now growing up with Mickey Mouse and you’ve only seen the newest cartoons, named the Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse, and the Disney Jr. television series Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, everyone has their own connection to the mouse in some way.
But, that doesn’t mean that the Disney character hasn’t come without any controversy. In the Disney+ documentary, Mickey: The Story of a Mouse (2022), Disney detailed some of the controversies that the character has had to overcome.
But, no one was prepared for a viral report sharing that Disney would be replacing Mickey Mouse with a new mascot. Though the report came from a satirical website, MouseTrap News, many Disney fans took it as fact. Actually, the report spread so fast online that USA Today’s Fact-Checker had to pick up the news and share that it was satire.
“There is no evidence Disney plans to replace Mickey Mouse with a different mascot. The claim originated from a satirical website,” USA Today wrote.
The funny part about the report is that it was hilariously claiming that Figment would be the next mascot of Disney.
Though Figment would be a fine choice, considering Disney Park fans went absolutely crazy for the Popcorn Bucket featuring the character at EPCOT last year, the purple dragon certainly doesn’t have the appeal or notoriety that Mickey Mouse does. As a matter of fact, Disney hasn’t even taken the time to update and give his own ride, Journey Into Imagination with Figment, a facelift. Though, there is a Figment movie currently in development.
Ultimately, Mickey Mouse is here to stay for the longhaul. The beloved character, whose friends include Donald Duck, Goofy, Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck, and Pluto, is the one who started it all, and Disney will not be getting rid of him so easily. People come from all around for a chance to meet the beloved Mouse and see him in special entertainment offerings, like Fantasmic! and the Festival of Fantasy Parade, and it’s clear that Mickey has broke the generational gap, ensuring that he has in place in Disney for years and years to come.
What do you think of the satirical report about Mickey Mouse? Let Inside the Magic know in the comments!
A frequent visitor of Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort, Andrew will likely be found freefalling on Twilight Zone Tower of Terror or enjoying Pirates of the Caribbean. Over at Universal, he’ll be taking in the thrills of the Jurassic World Velocicoaster and Revenge of the Mummy
View Comment (1)
Inside the Magic is the world’s largest website for fans of Disney World, Disneyland, Marvel, Star Wars, and more.
Created in 2005, what started as a tiny central Florida-based website and short weekly podcast that allowed our audience to visit Walt Disney World virtually has grown into the publishing company it is today. We focus on bringing you all things fun so you can plan your theme park vacation, enjoy Disney at home, and more.
Inside the Magic consists of multiple writers & videographers living near both Disneyland and Walt Disney World theme parks and around the world. This allows us to bring you the most interesting, entertaining, and unique entertainment experiences, covering theme parks, movies, TV, video games, and special events.

CONTACT US | ADVERTISE ON ITM

PRIVACY POLICY & TERMS OF SERVICE

© 2005–2023 JAK Schmidt, Inc. All rights reserved.
By using this site you agree to our privacy policy. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached, or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Inside the Magic.

source

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Translate »