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100 Marvelous Mickey Mouse Innovations

The Iconic Rodent is Adaptable and Eclectic

— April 23, 2012 — Life-Stages
Since Walt Disney first created him in 1928, the famous rodent has been a perennial feature of pop culture, as demonstrated by these Mickey Mouse innovations. The cartoon icon has appeared countless times and in various ways over the past 84 years; from black and white cartoons to full-length films to unsettling pop surrealist art, the mouse gets around. Key to to the character's longevity and prominence is its distinct yet adaptable look.

If one sees two black circles popping up from a larger circle, immediately Mickey Mouse comes to mind. This demonstrates how the Disney character is easily distilled into a few essential features which can be worked into diverse contexts and styles. Browsing through the fashion, art, design and humor featured here should make this last point evident.

The rodent has been featured on t-shirts and sneakers, inspired off-beat appliances and been made the central focus of macabre, almost subversive artwork. Mickey Mouse is a pervasive but distinct element of pop culture.
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Activity
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Disney Satellite Dishes
Disney Satellite Dishes
The Mickey Dish Puts a Cute Face on Cumbersome Satellite Dishes
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99
Asian Attire Mouses
Asian Attire Mouses
CLOT x MINDStyle 'Silk' Mickey Suits-Up in Oriental Attire
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98
Dark Side Icon Remixes
Dark Side Icon Remixes
Gieseppe Amato Infuses Darth Vader with Classic Pop Culture Icons
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97
Skivvy-Shimmying Videos
Skivvy-Shimmying Videos
This Film from Ey! Megateen Will Have You Dancing in Your Undies
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96
Disney Goes Green
Disney Goes Green
Disneynature
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95
Multi-Retina Disney Toys
Multi-Retina Disney Toys
Three-Eyed Mickey Figure Introduces the Character's Oddity
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94
Jolly Holiday Cartoon Figurines
Jolly Holiday Cartoon Figurines
Medicom x Disney 2011 Christmas Series Gears up for Next Season
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93
Mouse-Eared Personal Hygiene
Mouse-Eared Personal Hygiene
Disney Cleans Up With the Mickey Mouse Method Hand Wash
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92
Gas-Masked Playthings
Gas-Masked Playthings
The Mousemask Murphy in Airplane Figure Soars with Biza
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91
Sci-Fi Teddies
Sci-Fi Teddies
Star Wars Vinylmation Gives the Characters a Cuddly Makeover
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90
Cartoon Mobiles
Cartoon Mobiles
The Mouse Phone
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89
Disney Electronics
Disney Electronics
Mickey Mouse Themed HDTV
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88
Disney Dance-Offs
Disney Dance-Offs
Mickey Mouse Gets Down in Response to a B-Boy
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87
Deconstructing Donald Duck
Deconstructing Donald Duck
'Cartoon Particles' by Markus Hofko
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86
Corrupted Cartoon Sculptures
Corrupted Cartoon Sculptures
Boney Toons Strips Children's Classics of Their Innocence
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85
Iconic Cartoons as Astronauts
Iconic Cartoons as Astronauts
Mickey Mouse & Donald Duck Get Rocketman Remixes from Medicom
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84
Kid-Friendly USB
Kid-Friendly USB
Buffalo Kids Memory Stick Blocks Net Naughty
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83
Disney Targets 60+ Market
Disney Targets 60+ Market
Tokyo Disneyland & DisneySea Discount Seniors
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82
Cartoon Character Cookers
Cartoon Character Cookers
The Disney Mickey Mouse Egg Ring Starts the Day Sunny-Side Up
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81
Color-Coated Couture
Color-Coated Couture
The Discount Fall/Winter 2012 Collection is Surreal
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80
Disney-Filled Style Shoots
Disney-Filled Style Shoots
The ELLE France Fashion Parade Editorial Stars a Playful Heather Marks
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79
House of Mouse Street Styles
House of Mouse Street Styles
The Spring 2011 XLarge Mickey Mouse Collection
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78
Nostalgic Cartoon Watches
Nostalgic Cartoon Watches
The 'Mickey Mouse' G-Shock is for the Sporty Little Big Boy
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77
Arabic Hipster Lines
Arabic Hipster Lines
The 'Jin' Fashion Collection Brings Culture to the Streets
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76
Silhouetted Mouse Fashion
Silhouetted Mouse Fashion
Kickers x Minnie & Mickey Shoes Dresses Disney Urban Style
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75
Lined-Up Disney Photography
Lined-Up Disney Photography
Arin Fishkin Shows the Price Kids Pay Meeting Mickey Mouse & Company
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74
Remixed Disney Timepieces
Remixed Disney Timepieces
The OVER THE STRiPES x Beams Mickey Mouse Watches are Nostalgic
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73
Disney Night Club
Disney Night Club
Night Kingdom For Adults
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72
Charismatic Model Candids
Charismatic Model Candids
Agyness Deyn by Matthew Frost is a Spirited Disneyland Spread
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71
Charismatic Hip Hop Cartoons
Charismatic Hip Hop Cartoons
Saad Artaud Illustrates YMCMB Stars as Hyperbolic Caricatures
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70
Pop Cultural Differences
Pop Cultural Differences
Plotting Mickey Mouse's Death
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69
Skulltastic Disney Shirts
Skulltastic Disney Shirts
Bounty Hunter x David Flores Shirt Gives Mickey an Intense Makeover
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68
Creepy Cinematic Dolls
Creepy Cinematic Dolls
Alice in Wonderland Kubrick and Bearbrick Set Will Scare the Kids
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67
Fashionable Rodent Hats
Fashionable Rodent Hats
Designer Mickey Mouse Ears by Henry Holland, Luella, and More for Charity
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66
Disney-Inspired Headsets
Disney-Inspired Headsets
These Ear MIKI Earphones Let you Enjoy Tangle-Free Wires
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65
Cute USB for Kids
Cute USB for Kids
Adata Mickey Mouse Flash Drive
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64
Blinged Cartoon Gadgetry- The Swarovski iRiver Mickey Mouse Mplayer
Blinged Cartoon Gadgetry- The Swarovski iRiver Mickey Mouse Mplayer
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63
Dismembered Disney Characters
Dismembered Disney Characters
Sculptor Jiri Geller is Both Pessimistic and Playful
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62
Chenille Stem Accessories
Chenille Stem Accessories
The Pugly Pixel Fuzzy Rings are Made Out of Crafty Pipe Cleaners
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61
Bling Bling Mickey Mouse Ears
Bling Bling Mickey Mouse Ears
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60
Mousey High Tops
Mousey High Tops
The Mickey Mouse Vans Pack are Perfect for Exploring the Magic Kingdom
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59
Disney-Loving Denim
Disney-Loving Denim
The Disney Dr. Romanelli Clot Jean Jacket Collection is for Mouseketeers
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58
Toy Mouse Tourist Photos
Toy Mouse Tourist Photos
The Disney Epic Game P.R. Campaign has Mickey Visiting Famous Landmarks
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57
Mousey LED Illuminators
Mousey LED Illuminators
The Mickey Mouse Bulb Brings the House of Mouse to the Hardware Store
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56
Post-Apocalyptic Cartoons
Post-Apocalyptic Cartoons
'Epic Mickey' Sees Disney's Most Iconic Character Get a Creepy Makeover
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55
Cartoon Confessionals
Cartoon Confessionals
Mick_23 is Mickey Mouse Blog to the World
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54
Disney-Themed Cameras
Disney-Themed Cameras
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP7 is Perfect for Mickey Mouse Fans
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53
Designer Disney Shirts
Designer Disney Shirts
BLACK Comme des Garcons Mickey Mouse Tees in a Dazzling Design
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52
Disney Valentine Playthings
Disney Valentine Playthings
Celebrate Love with These Bearbrick Valentine 2011 Toys
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51
Interpreted Icon Tees
Interpreted Icon Tees
The Mickey by the World Collection is Flawless
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50
Mouse Ear Sneakers
Mouse Ear Sneakers
NighKee Series By French Artist Phoks Inspired by Mickey Mouse
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49
Designer Disney Figures
Designer Disney Figures
Medicom Toy Unveils the New ROEN x Disney Mickey Mouse Toy
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48
Mickey Mouse Playsuits
Mickey Mouse Playsuits
Iceberg Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear Channels the House of Mouse
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47
Star Wars Disney Characters
Star Wars Disney Characters
The Phantom Mickey
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46
Mouseketeer Bar Stools
Mouseketeer Bar Stools
Walt Disney Signature Line Teases Children and Confuses Adults (UPDATE)
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45
Disney Character Hybrids
Disney Character Hybrids
The Mickey Duck by HuskMitNavn is a Strange Crossbreed of Two Icons
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44
iRiver Mickey Mouse Shaped Disney MP3 Player
iRiver Mickey Mouse Shaped Disney MP3 Player
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43
Cutesy Villain Busts
Cutesy Villain Busts
Nick Ramey's Ceramic Art Will Blow You Away
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42
Luxury Fantasy Ferries
Luxury Fantasy Ferries
The Prodigious Disney Dream Will Set Sail in January 2011
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41
Street Art Cartoon Makeovers
Street Art Cartoon Makeovers
BLOC28 by Disney
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40
Disney Penthouse Suites
Disney Penthouse Suites
The Mickey Mouse Penthouse is for the Luxurious Disneyland Fan
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39
Cartoon Graffiti
Cartoon Graffiti
The Fakes Project in Argentina
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38
Customized Disney Figurines
Customized Disney Figurines
CLOT x Disney Reimagines the Iconic Mouse in an Artistic Fashion
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37
Disney Literary Crossovers
Disney Literary Crossovers
The Medicom Mad Hatter Mickey Mouse Gets the Lewis Carroll Treatment
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36
High Fashion Cartoons
High Fashion Cartoons
Pacman and Mickey Mouse on London and Madrid Fashion Week Runways
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35
Mouse-Eared Shades
Mouse-Eared Shades
The Jeremy Scott Mickey Mouse Sunglasses for Spring 2010
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34
Pixelated Graffiti
Pixelated Graffiti
Pedro Biz Creates Oversized Paper Square Wall Art
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33
Silhouette Records
Silhouette Records
Decorate Your Space With Cutout Vinyls From Sillyette
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32
Scary Disney Footage
Scary Disney Footage
80 Years Later, This Retro Animation is Still Relevant
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31
Tangible Toon Sculptures (UPDATE)
Tangible Toon Sculptures (UPDATE)
Darick Maasen Continues to Bring Fictional Characters to Life
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30
Runway-Worthy Athletic Shoes
Runway-Worthy Athletic Shoes
Jeremy Scott for Adidas
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29
Battle-Worn Smoking Seductresses
Battle-Worn Smoking Seductresses
Brian M. Viveros Creates Illustrations of Sultry Bloodied Women
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28
Disney Doll Fashion
Disney Doll Fashion
Janeta Samp Stars in Style and the Family Tunes #126
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27
Geisha Mice
Geisha Mice
Mickey Mouse Headdresses by Piers Atkinson
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26
Cadaverous Cartoon Characters
Cadaverous Cartoon Characters
The Mickey Mouse Anatomy Sculpture Makes Learning Fun
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25
Mickey Mouse-Inspired Editorials
Mickey Mouse-Inspired Editorials
Elle Italy Channels Disney's Most Famous Rodent
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24
Unnerving Cartoon Embryos
Unnerving Cartoon Embryos
Jason Freeny Continues to Creep You Out with the Hello Kitty Fetus
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23
Taboo T-Shirts
Taboo T-Shirts
Opening Ceremony and Rob Pruitt Create Comical Couture
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22
Rockstar Disney Figurines
Rockstar Disney Figurines
Medicom Toy x Disney Mickey & Minnie Mouse Toys Rock Out Adorably
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21
Badass Tattooed Cartoons
Badass Tattooed Cartoons
The Illustrations by Odo are Filled With Pop Culture Body Ink
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20
Expressive Disney Jeans
Expressive Disney Jeans
CLOT ‘Mickey Mouse Patch' Denim Pays Homage to a Cartoon Favor
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19
Iconic Cartoon Redesigns
Iconic Cartoon Redesigns
Walt Disney Will Initiate a Mickey Mouse Makeover
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18
Skeletal Disney Drawings
Skeletal Disney Drawings
Alejandro Giraldo Illustrates Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck Without Flesh
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17
Circus Freak Fetes
Circus Freak Fetes
Mariano Vivanco Shoots Un-Conventional Models for Hercules Issue 9
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16
Naughty Disney Subversion
Naughty Disney Subversion
Street Artist Creates Mickey Mouse as You've Never Seen Him Before
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15
Tattooed Disney Toons
Tattooed Disney Toons
Rugman Illustrates Children's Favorites with Adult Body Art Flair
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14
Stripped-Down Icons
Stripped-Down Icons
The Hello Kitty Anatomy Sculpture from Jason Freeny
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13
Remixed Corporate Logos (UPDATE)
Remixed Corporate Logos (UPDATE)
Viktor Hertz Transforms Apple Inc.'s Emblem in Dozens of Ways
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12
20 Darkened Disney Innovations
20 Darkened Disney Innovations
From Adolf Mickey Hilter to Goofy the Pimp
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11
Mickey Mouse-Inspired Fashion
Mickey Mouse-Inspired Fashion
Jeremy Scott Fall ‘09 RTW Features M-Shaped Bangs & Polka Dots
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10
Demonic Photo Shoots
Demonic Photo Shoots
Horned Jesus Luz by Tom Munro in Joyce Pascowitch
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9
Mouseketeer High Tops
Mouseketeer High Tops
Mickey Mouse Adidas Sneaks Designed by Jeremy Scott
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8
Disney Superhero Doodles
Disney Superhero Doodles
James Silvani Recasts Comic Books with Mickey Mouse & Friends
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7
Disastrous Vacation Blogs
Disastrous Vacation Blogs
The Hatecation Photoblog Will Make You Reconsider Your Next Trip
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6
Capricious Childhood Characters
Capricious Childhood Characters
Tolagunestro Reinvents Favorite Nostalgic Icons With Whimsy
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5
Tormented Childhood Illustrations
Tormented Childhood Illustrations
Berk Ozturk Creepifies All Your Nostalgic Memories
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4
Combined Character Illustrations
Combined Character Illustrations
Nate Boyd Illustrates a Mashup of Disney and Star Wars
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3
Child-Chic Editorials
Child-Chic Editorials
Virginie Dubois Photographs are Disney-Suffused Spreads
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2
Adult-Themed Disney Artistry
Adult-Themed Disney Artistry
Darko Kreculj Paints Mickey Mouse & Friends as Seedy Citizens
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1
Twisted Disney Photography
Twisted Disney Photography
Chenman's Mickey Mouse Ear Fascination is Haunting but Hot
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