Mickey Psychology

L. Schulte lschulte at sfstoledo.org
Mon May 17 13:28:25 CEST 2004

The discussion about the type of Mickey Mouse stories has been 
interesting.  I recall Don Rosa saying that he would never do a Mickey 
story, since the character did not interest or therefore inspire him.  Walt 
Disney's original Mickey personality from the 1920's and 1930's seemed to 
involve a character who was "plucky", i.e. beset by occasional difficulties 
which he sometimes caused - either out of naivete or hubris - but who used 
Yankee ingenuity to save the day, or who accepted the disaster and made a 
joke out of it, shrugged it off, and moved on.

Perhaps a return to that kind of personality - rather than a rodentic 
Sherlock Holmes - would be better.

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