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Mickey Mouse may be the biggest paradox in pop culture: people love him, but know nothing about him.
You may have heard Mickey was first drawn by Walt Disney 90 years ago as he rode a train, desperate to save his company and inspired by pet mice he had years ago. Well, that’s a myth.
This is the true Backstory of Mickey Mouse, and how a simple, whistling cartoon grew into a global icon.