Things You Might Not Know About The Fab Five

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Any Disney fan has a character they love just a bit more than the rest. But everyone can agree on a few fan favorites. So- who are they?

They are the Fab Five- Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, and Pluto. Daisy is not an official member of the Fab Five, but she is part of the Sensational Six.

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Each character has some pretty interesting facts about themselves. Some are super well known while others a lot of people don’t know. You reading this, you probably will know every one of these.

So let’s jump in!

Mickey Mouse

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Mickey! Everyone’s favorite mouse.

  • Originally, Mickey’s name was going to be Mortimer until Walt’s wife Lily thought Mickey sounded better.
  • His first ever words on screen were “Hot Dogs!”
  • He is the first cartoon character to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • Walt came up with Mickey on a train from New York to Hollywood after losing Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.

Minnie Mouse

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Minnie! Everyone’s sweetheart!

  • Minnie’s full name is Minerva Mouse.
  • She grew up on a farm.
  • Minnie also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • She was originally voiced by Walt Disney himself.

Donald Duck

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Donald! Our favorite hot-tempered duck!

  • Donald’s middle name is Fauntleroy.
  • He helped present the Oscars in 1958.
  • Donald starred in his own propaganda movie.
  • He also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


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Goofy! Our loveable goofball!

  • Goofy’s original name is Dippy Dawg.
  • He has a son named Max.
  • Goofy was Walt Disney’s favorite.
  • He has been nominated for two Oscars.


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Pluto! Mickey’s best pal!

  • Pluto’s original name was Rover.
  • He belonged to Minnie before becoming Mickey’s.
  • Pluto has spoken only one time.
  • He has multiple pups of his own.

How many of these did you know? Let us know some facts we didn’t have!

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