Disney’s First Sweethearts – American Tourister Giveaway

This blog post is one in a series by the Magical Blogorail about famous Disney couples. During the series you will have the opportunity to win a D23 2-piece luggage set from American Tourister. Read through this post to learn how you can enter to win.

Mickey and Minnie Mouse are my favorite Disney characters. Walt created Mickey Mouse on a disappointing train ride back from New York City where he lost his character right of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit to distributor Charles Mintz. The Walt Disney company obtained the rights again to Oswald in 2006.  However, I feel that Mickey Mouse is certainly an extension of Walt Disney and he is our connection back to Walt.

Mickey and Minnie have been together for over 85 years. They debuted together in the 1928 short Steamboat Willie.  While it has been reported that Plane Crazy was actually their first short it was Steamboat Willie that was released first.

Mickey and Minnie Mouse in Steamboat Willie

Mickey and Minnie Mouse in “Steamboat Willie” 1928

Over the years Mickey and Minnie have been on many adventures together and grown as a couple.  Even when an alley cat disrupts their date in “Mickey Steps Out” (1931) or when Mickey is late for a date with Minnie in “Mickey’s Delayed Date” (1947) they have remained best friends and sweethearts.

Their love story is so sweet, you can really tell that Mickey is always going to be there for Minnie which is very apparent in the latest short “Get a Horse!” (2013), Academy Award Nominee for Best Animated Short.  In the short Mickey and his friends are headed out for a day of fun on a hayride until Pete show’s up and ruins the fun. He tries to take Minnie Mouse but of course Mickey and his friends rescue Minnie and save the day.

Photo Courtesy of The Walt Disney Company

“Get A Horse!” 2013 – Photo Courtesy of The Walt Disney Company

Mickey and Minnie have appeared in over 70 shorts together and their on screen relationship still continues today. Now, a whole new generation of children can learn problem solving skills, math and their ABC’s from Mickey and Friends on the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on Disney Junior, the show has been on since 2006. In 2013 a new collection of Mickey Mouse Shorts were made and they are really funny.  I feel they are a reflection on the early Mickey Mouse shorts with their slapstick humor.  If you want to watch vintage Mickey and Friends shorts go to video.Disney.com.

Here is fun video I took of of Mickey and Minnie dancing on Main Street, USA. During this video Minnie dances to Ain’t She Sweet and then Mickey and Minnie dance together to So This is Love.

 

Would you like to win a D23 2-piece luggage set?

American Tourister Luggage Giveaway

Enter to win a Disney inspired D23 2-piece luggage set. No purchase necessary to enter. Just read about a famous Disney couple and answer the question in the post. There will be a new post daily through February 7th so keep checking back for additional chances to enter.

There will be two winners in the giveaway. Each winner will receive a Disney Inspired D23 2-piece luggage set valued at $100. Design winner receives will be chosen at random. Contest begins Jan 27th 2014 and ends February 14th 2014 at midnight EST and is only open to U.S. legal residents 18 years and older with valid email address.

There will be a new blogger posting daily through February 7th so keep checking back for additional chances to enter.

To enter the giveaway today just answer the question below.

The Disney Couple Giveaway question is: What year did Mickey and Minnie first meet?
***Please put your answer in the contest widget below, not in the blog comments. Once you provide your email in the widget it will display your entry options. To answer the question for this blog click on “Mickey and Minnie”.

Photo Courtesy of The Walt Disney Company - Aulani Resort

Photo Courtesy of The Walt Disney Company – Aulani Resort

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About Dawn

Dawn is a social influencer and has been writing about her nerdy side since 2004. She enjoys writing about Entertainment, Travel, Disney, Star Wars and life with two little girls. Her advice is to keep on dreaming, do what you love and life will lead you a path to your happiness. Dawn also writes for 5 Minutes for Mom.

Comments

  1. I love Mickey and Minnie! They really are the classic Disney couple.

  2. That video you took of Mickey and Minnie dancing on Main Street is precious! I would have loved to have seen that! Thanks so much for sharing. They truly are THE Disney couple!

  3. I adore that video. Mickey and Minnie are always so cute together.

  4. Rosanne_Mottola says:

    Gosh, I just love this. Mickey and Minnie have been together longer than MOST human couples! They are always there for each other and they are a wonderful pair! What a great giveaway. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Georgia Hatheway Beckman says:

    They met in 1928! And it’s been bliss ever since!

    • @georgiahathewaybeckman:disqus To enter the contest you will need to put your answer into the contest widget. It can be found just above this comment section under the
      picture of Mickey and Minnie on vacation. Thank you !

  6. Sydney Duprey says:

    They met in the 1928 animated short “Steamboat Willie” ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. DIStherapy says:

    85 years! I’d say their relationship is solid!! Mickey and Minnie just have to be everyone’s sentimental favorites; the romance that started it all… I love this post!

  8. Holly Anderson says:

    Such a great video! Love how Mickey and Minnie still get out there and have fun together, even after all these years together ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for another wonderful giveaway opportunity!

  9. Gaylin Chev says:

    They met in 1928! Such a cute couple.

    • Hi @gaylinchev:disqus – To enter the contest you will need to put your answer into the contest widget. It can be found just above this comment section under the picture of Mickey and Minnie on vacation. Thank you !

  10. I loved this post, Dawn! I have a Mickey Mouse jacket that shows that they started in 1928. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • @Mickey_MDOD:disqus To enter the contest you will need to put your answer into the contest
      widget. It can be found just above this comment section under the
      picture of Mickey and Minnie on vacation. Thank you !

  11. ReturnToDisney says:

    What a great way to start the giveaway – with the couple that started it all!

  12. Beth Slagle Wildman says:

    they meet 1928

    • @bethslaglewildman:disqus To enter the contest you will need to put your answer into the contest
      widget. It can be found just above this comment section under the
      picture of Mickey and Minnie on vacation. Thank you !

  13. Beth Paepke says:

    They met in 1928!!โ™ฅ

    • @bethpaepke:disqus – To enter the contest you will need to put your answer into the contest widget. Not sure you did that already, but it can be found just above this comment section under the picture of Mickey and Minnie on vacation. Thank you !

  14. Dana Russell Schroeder says:

    1928 of course……as my tank says in love since 1928

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  15. Great Post!! I love that video of such a classic couple!

  16. DisneyDonnaKay says:

    I love Mickey and Minnie!! Definitely the ultimate Disney Couple!!

  17. Laura Chrisco says:

    Love the video. You’re so lucky to catch such a wonderful moment!

  18. I would have to say, I am really enjoying this…we have a scheduled Disney World trip later this summer and I have been trying to refresh myself on some of the other characters that may be there. It will be my kids first trip and I can’t wait to see there expression cause it’s a surprise! So thank you very much for the fun facts and trivia!

    • It is wonderful that you already have your trip planned to Walt Disney World for this summer, your family is going to have a wonderful time. Thank you for your comment about our Famous Disney couples, I was really excited when I heard we were doing this. I think it is a lot of fun to learn new Disney things.

    • I am so happy to hear that you are headed to Walt Disney World, that is really exciting. A first trip to Walt Disney World is very special, your kids are going to have so much fun.

  19. Wonderful post, Dawn! Mickey & Minnie have such a sweet, devoted relationship! May they have many more years together ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Eulette McKneely says:

    Dawn, I wanted to thank you for doing this blog, I am a Disney Addict and Nerd like you and love all things Disney.
    I wanted to thank you for doing this giveaway I would love to have one of these pieces of luggage, I think I like the Minnie ones better but either one would be awesome.

  21. prettyjuls says:

    Oh, I am such a Disney Nerd.. Love it.. and I would LOVE THAT LUGGAGE.. Oh, my word… I would!!!!

  22. JenniferLissak says:

    I love this!! Mickey and Minnie are my favorite Disney characters and everything about this is perfect!!

  23. Love this! Awesome post!

  24. I’ve been having problems the last couple of days tweeting the message. (I didn’t have problems up until yesterday). I click on “Tweet” and it just does not do anything. I’ve tried on Firefox and Safari, both on my laptop and iPad. I didn’t get my entry from yesterday and today. ๐Ÿ™

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