There is another debate trending on social media right now and this time it involves the names of Mickey and Minnie.
The cartoon stars were created by Walt Disney in 1928 and since then have become favourite characters in the lives of many generations.
They are always of interest to fans around the world, their background and stories. For instance, very recently we explained whether Goofy is a cow or a dog.
Now, many people want to know how exactly Mickey and Minnie are related because some thought they were twins.
Mickey and Minnie are not twins
To clarify things, the two characters are not twins.
While a lot of people were confused and initially thought that Mickey and Minnie are from the same family, they don’s share the same bloodline.
Mickey and Minnie are not siblings or twins because they are married as Walt Disney has explained in a previous interview.
The debate about the two characters is not new but some fans have been confused for a long time about whether they are related.
Are they married then?
Yes, Walt Disney has himself revealed that Mickey and Minnie are married.
But there is a difference on how their relationship is shown on screen, Walt has clarified. While they might be depicted as a husband and wife or in a courtship depending on what the story is, the two characters are always married behind-the-scenes.
Speaking to Film Pictorial magazine in 1933 (via The Cinemaholic), Walt explained: “In private life, Mickey is married to Minnie. What it really amounts to is that Minnie is, for screen purposes, his leading lady. If the story calls for a romantic courtship, then Minnie is the girl; but when the story requires a married couple, then they appear as man and wife. In the studio we have decided that they are married already.”
So, there you have it – Mickey and Minnie are not related!
Fans debate on social media
It appears that the debate about the two cartoon characters started after rumours swirled on TikTok and other social media platforms about them.
“I hate TikTok why y’all tryna convince me Mickey Mouse and Minnie are twins ?!?!?” reacted one person on Twitter.
Another one wrote: “I love how even though Mickey and Minnie are practically twins in terms of how they look, they still tried to make Mickey distinguishable to Minnie even while dressing as her.”
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