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Mickey Mouse

  1. Help A Force for Change By Grabbing A Sweet Customized Stormtrooper Helmet

    Star Wars fans giving back.

    On Star Wars Day, Disney and Lucasfilm's charity, Force for Change, announced a new online auction in association with eBay's Giving Works for UNICEF - and all you have to do to donate is drop some cash on a sweet customized Stormtrooper helmet, designed by different artists worldwide.

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  2. Mark Hamill Looks Great Wielding a Lightsaber, Definitely Not Too Old to Begin the Training

    Stick it in your pointy ear, Yoda.

    We've been joking about it ever since Disney bought Lucasfilm and the rights to Star Wars along with it, but it's finally here: Luke Skywalker and Mickey Mouse teaming up with lightsabers. Luckily, it's just a promotional image from Star Wars Weekends at Disney World.

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  3. May the Mouse Be With You: Star Wars Themed Mickey Mouse Ears

    May The Force Be With You

    You can use these Star Wars Mickey Mouse ears made by Etsy seller And The Thread Goes On to prepare for a Disney Star Wars Film, or to just walk around Walt Disney World. Disney already sells some Star Wars themed ears, like the R2D2 pair that you can buy at the parks, but these designs let the wearer be the Jedi, Sith Lord, Wookiee, Bounty Hunter, or Princess of their choosing, as well as the iconic Disney mouse. Shop owner Jessica Danker has even made some of these hats based on buyer requests.

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  4. Red Little House Shows Us What Some Favorite Video Games Would Look Like as Classic Cartoons

    Our Adorable Past

    Red Little House Studios, the company behind Fleish & Cherry in Crazy Hotel, has created these fun glimpses into what other video games would look like in their classic, rubber hose animation style, complete with the characters from their own video game running throughout. Maybe Micky Mouse is actually a Pokémon.

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  5. The Mouse Returns, in New Disney Short Croissant de Triomphe

    Our Adorable Past


    Croissant de Triomphe on Disney Video Disney has struggled in the past couple of decades with the fact that its most iconic characters have become not much more than that: visual iconography that says "Disney" and not much else. While Mickey and the gang are still inextricably linked with the brand, they certainly haven't been doing much lately. Warner Bros. has been having a parallel problem with the Looney Tunes, but I can at least remember a time when classic Bugs Bunny cartoons were readily available on basic cable during my lifetime (to say nothing of Tiny Tunes or Space Jam whichwasawesomeshutup). Disney's latest attempt to dig out of this hole? A series of shorts featuring the gang, spanning the globe. The writing on this one probably won't surprise you, but it's something pretty to look at. Also I'm a sucker for creative use of cognates and loan words. (via /Film.)

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  6. Disney World to Issue Identification Bracelets, Park Moves One Step Closer to Police State

    Don't give us that look, you knew as well as we did that the Walt Disney Company would eventually cut its fang-like teeth on insidious global takeover. This spring, Disney World will feel more like an internment camp than a destination for exorbitant family entertainment when the park initiates the MyMagic+ vacation management system and MagicBand identification bracelets. These bracelets, if participating visitors are so inclined, will be encoded with a wealth of information including the individual's name, credit card information, and other tidbits such as birthdays. Disney believes that this new system will mean faster purchase transactions and less time spent waiting in line to get on rides, but it's natural if some people would rather not have corporate goons sifting through private information for their own ends. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the police state as envisioned by Mickey Mouse!

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  7. The Shindig: The Mickey Mouse Short Banned in America Because of a Nude Cow Reading Erotica

    For A More Civilized Age

    Everyone has heard about the pervy things that Disney animators have slipped into their movies, like the word "sex" in The Lion King, or the erection in The Little Mermaid. But little inside "jokes" like this go way back to the earliest days of Disney when Walt Disney was producing Mickey Mouse shorts. One such joke got one short, "The Shindig," banned in America in 1930 because an allegedly naked Clarabelle Cow was reading Elinor Glyn's Three Weeks, an erotic novel from 1907. Oh, those saucy Disney animators!

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  8. Mickey Mouse Made to Look His Age

    Mickey Mouse debuted in November of 1928, in the iconic Steamboat Willie, which makes him 83 years old today. As with most cartoons that aren't shown aging or even progressing through time during their lives (The Simpsons certainly comes to mind), Mickey hasn't aged a single day. Luckily for those who ever wondered what the mouseman would look like if he ever did age, using skills honed from a mask making class, artist Darick Maasen has created a vision of what Mickey would look like today, assuming micemen live on the same age lifecycle as humans.

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  9. Things We Saw Today: 100 Tiny Characters

    Things We Saw Today

    Yeah, those are some tiny characters. View the image larger at artist Marcio Takara's tumblr and see how many you can name. In the meantime, hit the jump and see what else we saw today!

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  10. Things We Saw Today: Mickey the Barbarian

    Things We Saw Today

    If there's anything we've enjoyed a lot this year, it's fan art. And I have a soft spot in my heart for Mickey, so this is really kind of making my day. By John T. Quinn at Blog Is Dead. (via Popped Culture)

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  11. Things We Saw Today: The Rock is Having a Blast at Splash Mountain

    Things We Saw Today

    We choose to believe this is real and not Photoshopped. Do not ruin this for us. (At Buzzfeed)

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  12. Things We Saw Today: Ruth Law, Early Aviatrix

    Things We Saw Today

    This woman is Ruth Law, who was the first woman to perform a "loop-de-loop" -- in a plane she bought from Orville Wright. She was also the first woman allowed to wear a U.S. Military uniform. (At TYWKIWDBI)

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  13. There Might Be a Feature Length Mickey Mouse Movie In The Works, Eventually, Maybe

    Fact From the Vapor of Nuance

    Bleeding Cool reports that, according to their interview with veteran Disney animator Burny Mattinson, folks at Disney are doing preliminary work on the first feature length Mickey Mouse movie ever. Mattinson cut his teeth on The Lady and the Tramp; did significant work on Winnie the Pooh, and The Rescuers; and directed Mickey's Christmas Carol and The Great Mouse Detective. Bleeding Cool's Brendon Connelly has been interviewing him in reference to his work on the upcoming Winnie the Pooh, but he spent some time asking about upcoming projects.

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  14. Geekolinks: 11/24

    Two Giants, Together At Last (yfrog) The First Teaser Pics From So Many Movies You are Likely to be Interested in At Least One of Them (ScreenRant) 10 Things For Geeks to be Thankful For (GeekDad) Mickey Mouse Gets Epic, Minnie Gets... Skinny? (Jezebel) Are You A Comic Geek and A Radio Geek? (This American Life) Facebook Trademarked "Face" but DON'T PANIC (Gizmodo) Star Wars Pride Day, in Honor of Katie (Facebook) (pic via Reddit.)

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  15. Geekolinks: 6/26

    Pixtar Wars (Sillof's Workshop) LA's Rush Hour Puppet Show (The LA Times) Video Games Keep Kid From Going Blind in One Eye (Kotaku) Fictional Drugs and Their Real-Wold Equivalents (SciFi Wire) 30 Facts From 30 Games That You Don't Know (1Up) Mickey Mouse, With Bugs (Neatorama) Lightning Strikes 3 Chicago Towers at the Same Time (Craig Shimala) (image via Bleeding Cool, and why you should be nice to your letterer.)

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