You think the world loves Disney now-
All the movies. The toys. The music. The stories about them owning everything you've ever touched in your whole life.
(That is totally 100% a fact, okay? Everything you've ever touched.)
During the late 80s and 90s, Disney was experiencing an incredible boom that included some of the best animated movies of all time: The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, and more.
But no matter how high Walt Disney Animation Studios flew, and how many incredible characters it added to its core cast, it could not escape Mickey Mouse. And why would it want to? The most recognizable cartoon character in the world is literally everywhere, which is some mean branding.
He played for the Iowa Hawkeyes!
Here he is hanging out at a swanky 50's style diner with his very own hot rod.
He is literally inside your shirt right now.
We don't... we don't talk about this one.
If there is one thing you can take away from this, it's that Mickey Mouse is on his way to world domination and there is nothing you can do to stop it.
Who's your pick for the best Disney character? Is it Mickey? Minnie? ... Goofy?! Let us know. And we always have a bunch of vintage Disney merch in stock, so check it out!