From the very beginning, Mickey Mouse was crazy in love with Minnie.
They made their on-screen debut together in Steamboat Willie, the first Mickey cartoon to be released.
In 1928’s Plane Crazy, the daring couple take a thrilling flight with Mickey at the aircraft controls.
During their hilarious airborne adventure, Mickey sneaks a kiss from his beau – only to be rebuffed for his boldness!
It doesn’t take long for Minnie to fall for Mickey’s charms, however.
In Mickey’s Follies, released in 1929, Mickey successfully woos his “sweetie” in song, establishing them as a couple in the eyes of the audience.
The devoted pair never actually wed on-screen, although Mickey dreams about their marriage in the 1932 production, Mickey’s Nightmare.
“In private life, Mickey is married to Minnie,” Walt Disney told Film Pictorial magazine in 1933. “A lot of people have written to him asking this question, because sometimes he appears to be married to her in his films and other times still courting her. 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 really.”
Struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality and issued by New Zealand Mint as legal tender under the authority of Niue Island, just 10,000 of these coins will be released worldwide.
Each coin is presented in a love-themed card-style case with space for a short, personalized written message – making this release an ideal Valentine’s Day gift for any Disney fan or coin collector!